A Gran Monte Thai wine dinner will be held at Flare restaurant, Hilton Pattaya on Thursday 2nd May from 7 p.m. onwards. The night will feature some of Thailand’s finest wines and be complemented by traditional cuisine. Guest hosts for the evening will be Nikki Visootha Lohitnavy, Thailand’s first female winemaker and Ross Edward Marks, Vice President Central Food Retail. The dishes will highlight Flare’s new menu and feature a duo of crispy coconut and vermicelli shrimps, fresh Japanese sea scallops and crème brûlée topped with a layer of hard caramel and chilled Thai melon. Price: THB 2,300 net per guest. For more information or reservations call 038-253 000 or email: saneh.prakobsub@ hilton.com.
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.
White asparagus at Acqua.
Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs. Enjoy a dim sum lunch from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and dinner from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily. Also make sure to call in at the Montien Bakery Shop for freshly made cakes, pastries and breads plus a range of Thai desserts. Open daily (Sunday - Thursday) from 8.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. and (Friday - Saturday) 8:00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. For more information, call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038 428 155, 038 361 340 ext 1620, 1621, or email pattaya@ montien.com.
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.
“Seven Days, Seven Themes” available at Edge restaurant.
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. 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.
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.
Delicious northern Thai cuisine at Cascade.
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.
As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan. Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email louis@mataharirestaurant .com or go through the website at: www.mataharirestaurant .com
Afternoon tea at Drift.
Eat to the New Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya: A selection of Pan Asian and continental flavors, from the griddle, BBQ char-grill, pan, fryer, steamer, wok, and tandoori oven, as well as some really delicious desserts. Sat: THB 850++, Sun-Fri: THB 750++ food only. Sat: THB 1,080++, Sun-Fri: THB 980++ including free flow drinks. Children under 11 years of age eat for free. Show time for live music is from 6:30 p.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.
Executive Chef Leonard Faust and his team at the Mantra Restaurant & Bar have created a unique menu assembling mouth watering expressions of snow fish.
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.
Horizon bar & lounge, Hilton Hotel Pattaya.
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
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.
The next Latino Groove dance night at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Beach Road, North Pattaya will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 8.30 p.m. till late. This month’s event carries a “Mexican” theme. Entrance is free, with free dance instruction and a live band. 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 28. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be Waraporn Brand-Srinaka, Senior Marketing and Sales Specialist, Bangkok Bank, Head Office. She works in the Global Payment Services Department where she provides banking solutions to expatriates throughout Thailand. 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.
The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7.00 p.m. at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua. The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet. For more information contact Club President Joseph Roy at info@ rotarypattayamarina.com.
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.
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.