Movers & Shakers will be holding their monthly corporate networking event from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Spasso, located at the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok. Admission price is THB 400 for all ladies and VIP voucher-members or THB 750 for everyone else. Entrance includes a free-flow of beer & wine plus a mouthwatering range of delicious finger snacks (while stocks last). Dress code is casual elegant or business attire. For more information, go to www. facebook.com/Moversshakerscharity.
Songkran Wan Lai Buffet Dinner at Amari Orchid Pattaya - Friday 19th of April: Celebrate the Wan Lai festival with a typical Thai buffet and savour some of the best and most well known traditional Thai dishes from the live cooking stations around the free form pool: THB 1,200 net per person, buffet starts at 19:00 hrs. at the free form pool in front of Essence restaurant. To make a reservation, call 038 418 418 ext. 836 (Essence Restaurant).
White asparagus at Acqua.
Throughout the month of April, Chef Alberto Bruni invites you to come and taste delectable white asparagus at the Acqua Italian Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Start with cream of white asparagus with sea-scallop, white asparagus and pan-seared foie gras, grilled Australian wagyu tenderloin on white asparagus and Hollandaise salsa and many more varieties on the asparagus menu which are waiting for you to try. Prices start from THB 350++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT). Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 18.30-22.30 hrs. Call now for reservations at (038) 301 234 ext. 4266.
Traditional English draught scrumpy cider now available in two strengths at Tropical Bert’s on 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1. Weston’s Bounds at 4.8% and Weston’s Traditional at 6% both on sale at the promotional price of 150 baht per pint or 80 per half. Why not try the pork and cider night every Wednesday for an even better deal? Coming soon Brains smooth bitter and Brains stout, and with a Brains quiz night every Thursday you could even get to try them free (if you win of course)! Tropical Bert’s offers cold beer and a warm atmosphere and is the home of the Royal British Legion Thailand. For more information, call 089 807 2335.
Carnivale di Carpaccio at The Bay restaurant.
The Bay Italian restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a contemporary setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and a scenic view of Pattaya Bay. Available throughout April, items on the menu include Beef Carpaciio with Porcini mushroom, shaved parmesan and truffle oil (THB 425); Carpaccio of salmon with shaved fennel and apple slaw (THB 375); Tuna Carpaccio flavoured with olives, artichokes, pesto and quail egg (THB 375) and Beetroot Carpaccio accompanied with goat cheese and micro greens (THB 295). There is also a fabulous BBQ Buffet Dinner every Saturday evening. The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya. Opening hours are Monday to Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2270.
The open kitchen concept at Edge restaurant, Hilton Hotel Pattaya, creates an interactive dining experience combined with natural light and breathtaking views. Monday’s “Post weekend BBQ” features freshly grilled sausages, Korean style pork cuts and chorizo burritos while Tuesday’s “Mediterranean Fare” includes Middle Eastern dips and salads, pizza and pasta. On Wednesday, Edge presents “Burgers, Salads and Gourmet Sandwiches” where guests can create their perfect burger, toss a fresh salad or grab a gourmet sandwich. The tastes of Southeast Asia, India, China and Japan come together for Thursday’s “Extended Asia” followed by Friday’s “Seafood Pattaya” where the crystal waters offer up fresh local prawns, crabs and lobsters served on ice or grilled.
“Seven Days, Seven Themes” available at Edge restaurant.
Saturday’s “Classics & Confectionaries” presents timeless favorites such as Greek salad, oven-baked whole salmon, green curry and bouillabaisse and margherita pizza. In addition, guests will be able to indulge in traditional Thai desserts with a modern twist. Every Sunday, the chefs pull out all the stops and offer the hotel’s famous “Sunday Brunch” that brings together a wide selection from around the globe. Bookings are absolutely essential for this very popular event. Monday to Thursday @ THB 420 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 480 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1200 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 800 net. “Seven Days, Seven Themes” is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sundays. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.
Refreshing Songkran cocktail at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya.
Havana Bar & Terrazzo invites you to experience a refreshing Songkran cocktail. With a balanced combination of premium spirits (Gordon Gin, Blue Curagoa), mixed with lime juice and topped with sprite, this special creation is available throughout April only. Live band plays weekly from Wednesday to Saturday and live acoustic, by guitarist Adam, plays every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hi Club membership card for Havana Bar & Terrazzo is available for purchase offering great privileges, discounts and special offers. Sip your favorite drink and sink in your favorite atmosphere at Havana Bar & Terrazzo. Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located at beach front, North Pattaya (in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya). To make a reservation, call 038 725 555.
The Cascade Restaurant features globally-inspired cuisine in its special theme buffets and new a la carte menu. In April, satisfy your craving for cuisine from the north of Thailand with dishes such as Sai Aua (northern Thai spicy sausage with peanuts, chili and shaved cabbage at THB 235); Khanom Jin Nam Ngiao (rice noodles with red curry spice and pork spare ribs at THB 295); Lanna Larb Pla (spicy minced fish with cucumber, green beans, chili powder and northern herbs at THB 275) as well as Khao Soy (northern yellow curry soup with chicken, crispy egg noodles, shallots and lime at THB 285) and many more. The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. For reservations call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2153.
Linda’s Restaurant can be all things for all people. Serving a wide selection of Norwegian dishes, there are also abundant European/international dishes, as well as a full line-up of Thai items. The food is excellent and the portion sizes tending to be on the large side, and the prices reasonable. The wine list is also inexpensive. This restaurant is definitely worth visiting. You will not be disappointed. Linda’s Restaurant, 315/177-180 Moo 12, opposite the Jomtien Complex, Thappraya Road, Jomtien. Open seven days from 7 a.m. until late. Reservations: 038 252 726, 087 813 0115. Email linda@ lindasrestaurant.com.
Delicious northern Thai cuisine at Cascade.
Afternoon tea at Drift.
Eat to the Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya. Named for its eclectic collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and show kitchen, Starz Diner is Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s all-day dining restaurant located on the ground floor serving up authentic Thai-Chinese, Japanese, Californian and Italian cuisine. Enjoy free flow drinks and a whole spit roast pig on Saturdays for baht 980++ per person and Sunday-Friday at baht 880++ per person. Show time for live music is from 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.
The Peak offers modern Chinese cuisine complemented by a panoramic view of Pattaya Bay. The Peak’s kitchen turns out a stellar selection of Chinese dishes including a hot & cold appetizers sampler, steamed abalone stuffed with minced shrimps on sesame egg noodles, eight treasure rice. Daily dim sum lunch is also available. The Peak is also the venue for the Exclusive Breakfast which caters to guests of the Dusit Club. The Peak seats 80 and is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For reservations and more information please call 038 425 611 to 7, ext. 2276.
Snow fish creations at Mantra.
Manhattans Restaurant & Bar: Open Monday to Saturday for dinner with fine dining in a great atmosphere. Offering Pattaya’s best steaks, seafood and an exciting a la carte menu. Set 3-course gourmet menu at THB 995- excl. VAT. Resident pianist in the restaurant every night. Call 038 259 790 for reservations and more information.
Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.
New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club from 7 p.m. to midnight offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu. Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance). The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers. Price per person: 1,200 baht per person Sunday to Thursday or 1,500 baht per person Friday & Saturday. The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.
The Meat River at Flames.
From now until end of April, you are invited to discover a new harmonious dish. The Rossini touch comes to Flames restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya with Australian beef tenderloin on baby spinach and mixed berry balsamic sauce; grilled duck confit with foie gras terrine and grilled French beans; braised pork belly with foie gras and rich herb sauce or grille black cod with foie gras terrine on a light white wine sauce. Prices start at only THB 510++ (subject to service charge and VAT). Flames is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens daily from 19:00-22:30 hrs. Call to reserve at 038 301 234 ext. 4272.
Chill out to the DJ’s beats as you sip on signature cocktails at the Horizon lounge and take in stunning views of Pattaya Bay. Located on the 34th floor rooftop of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, Horizon lets you party with friends and sample the delicious cuisine in one of the three flexible private dining rooms. Bar opens from 5:00pm until 1:00am - restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm. In April and May, Horizon has enlisted an eclectic DJ line-up, playing various famous tunes from deep techno, jazz, soulful and funky house upbeat to the hottest music trend such as DJ JDJ, DJ To-Ru and DJ Kade.
Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue. The new ‘Sunset Session’ promotion offers guests an array of signature cocktails and “best sellers”, including Yello, Sea Breeze, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling and beers on a one-for-one basis. The promotion is available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at Horizon. For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: bkkhp.pattaya.horizon @hilton.com.
Throughout this summer, Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces the world famous Thai dessert “Mango Sticky Rice” which comes with a scoop of ice cream. Beat the summer heat at THB 190 net at the Flow Café, lobby floor, Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information please call 038 725 555 or visit www. dining-experience.com/pattaya.
Mango Sticky Rice at Flow Café.
From now until June 2013, the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G’s Beach Club restaurant will feature a weekend evening BBQ Buffet starting at 6.30 p.m. and catering to meat lovers on Fridays and seafood aficionados on Saturdays. Price 990 baht for food only or 1,690 baht to include free flow wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks. The Beach Club Restaurant opens every day from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email info@pullmanpattayahotelG. com or www.facebook.com/thepullmanpattayahotelG.
The Brunch Experience
Dynamic, stylish & seriously cool at fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya. Experience the hottest brunch concept in Pattaya. It’s the perfect timing, from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs, for a seriously cool culinary journey, an innovative & stylish approach to Sunday brunch 1,690+ per person. With a dazzling array of chic delicacies, this stylish and sophisticated brunch offers a fabulous selection of foods from around the world, oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more.
Horizon bar & lounge, Hilton Hotel Pattaya.
Mantra Restaurant & Bar has teamed up with Howard Posener, one of the finest close-up magicians in the world who will perform intimate magic at your table while you enjoy mouth-watering Mantra Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Known as “the millionaire’s magician,” Howard Posener has performed for most of the royalty throughout the world. His personal clients include Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Sir Elton John, and Barbra Streisand to name a few. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is situated at the Amari Orchid Resort at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road. Open 18:00 to 1:00 with Mantra Magic shows taking place from 19:00 to 21:00. For more information or reservations, call 038 429 591.
Latino Groove dance nights take place every month at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Beach Road, North Pattaya. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to www.facebook .com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day (except Tuesdays & Wednesdays). Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitar players. If you play an instrument, you are welcome to come along and join in the jam sessions every Monday evening. Jazz trio every Friday at 7-11 p.m., with Thomas Reimer (guitar), Andy Goodson (bass), and Peter Couling (drums). The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.
Yoga classes now available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Experience the calmness and serenity of Pattaya Bay at sunset time while having a 1 hour yoga class with natural sea breezes and relaxing music. Limited space available, please call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 for more information and reservation.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, April 21. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Dr. Sujit Banyatpiyaphod, Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, speaking on the topic of “Recent advances in Heart Surgery.” The hospital will also have a nurse available to provide free blood pressure checks. The Club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). The program starts as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m.
Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group: Is an alcoholic or addict adversely affecting your life? Maybe we can help. Meetings are held Sunday, 12:30 p.m. at the Highlander Restaurant, Soi 9 (Soi Skaw Beach, Pattaya 2d Road), and at 10:30 a.m. at Jomtien Plaza Condotel, 4th Floor. For more information, call John on 089 933 7227 or Katie 087 131 6072.
The Scandinavian Expat Club Pattaya meets every second Sunday from Jan 8th 2012 at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1 from 1 p.m. onwards. Everyone welcome.
The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong. Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.
The Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard (RCES) meets 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Diana Garden Resort in North Pattaya. The meeting is always followed by an informal a la carte dinner and a gathering around the pool. The RCES always have something to say or offer, including useful information on their multitude of activities in Thailand and neighboring countries. Everybody is welcome to join as guests. For more information call (Carl) on 087 974 4350.
Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Reidar Andersen (Membership) 086 842 8240.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Bulls & Bears (formerly Highlander) on Soi Skaw Beach. Call 084 564 8479.
For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).
The Dutch Expats Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Feel free to see our website for the location address: http://nvtpattaya.org. New members are always welcome.
DACH-Club - Meetings of German speaking residents for dining, discussions, films and gemutlichkeit. Pat’s Leckerle, Soi 33 Naklua. Check website http://www.dach-th.org/location.html.
Fred J. Estes Post 9876 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America is a social group in Pattaya that helps American Veterans and their dependants with benefit assistance related to the Veterans Administration, Social Security and service related agencies. There is no charge for our assistance. Post meetings are every second Tuesday at 1300 hrs. at the Hogsbreath Saloon at 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Rd. on Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman). There are informal social gatherings every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 until 14:00. For more information contact Eric Larsen, Post Commander, tel. 038-423462, email: vfwpost9876 @hotmail.com or visit the website at vfwpost9876.org.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien - The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.