Pattaya officials and top regional police officers were on hand as the Crown of India and Balle Balle restaurants celebrated their grand opening.
Naini Grover, owner of both eateries, welcomed Indian friends and VIP guests, including his beloved father P.S. Grover, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Minister of Interior advisor Chaitawat Deesawatmongkol, Pol. Maj. Gen. Sanit Mahathaworn, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 1, Pol. Col. Supathee Boonkrong, deputy commander of Chonburi Provincial Police, and Pol. Maj. Col. Sujin Meekajit, deputy commander of Trat Provincial Police, to the Feb. 12 opening at the Second Road Plaza, between soi 4 and 6.
Deputy Commander of Trat Provincial Police, Pol. Col. Sujin Meekajit congratulates Naini Grover.
The large crowd of well-wishers was treated to beer, whisky, soft drinks, and a buffet that included many of the specialty curries that will feature on the new menus.
Grover said, “The restaurant is located at the best location with many tourists roaming about all the time. I see that the number of Indian tourists and residents has increased tremendously in the past few years and when the ASEAN Economic Community is launched later this year the restaurants could gain more ethnic customers from the neighbouring countries seeking traditional Indian foods.”
The Grover family (left to right) Naini, Nithi, Paramajit Singh and Pravit.
He also stated that Indian food is popular all over the world and with his two new restaurants he is able to offer people the choice of fine dining Indian style, or being able to pick up a tasty snack at the authentic Punjabi Dhaba in the early hours of the morning after a night of partying at very reasonable prices.
“Second Road is also packed with entertainment venues in every soi and is convenient to travel on” he said.
The restaurants are open 24/7 and the staff can speak English, Thai and Hindi.
No reservations are required.
Chaitawat Deesawatmongkol, advisor to the Minister of Interior.
Tony Malhotra enhanced the ceremonies with his MC’ing skills.
The ribbon cutting ceremony, (l-r) Mayor Itthipol Khunplome, Peter Malhotra, P.S. Grover and Amrik Singh, Head of the Thai Sikh community in Pattaya.
Mayor Itthipol Khunplome enjoys a happy moment with Nithi and Naini Grover.
Friends and family from far and wide came for the celebrations.