A joint AustCham/BCCT/AMCHAM Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya on Friday February 22 from 6.00 - 9.00 p.m. Admission costs 400 baht for members and 850 baht for non-members and includes finger food and a free flow of wine and beer while stocks last. For more information, go to www.austchamthailand.com.
The 2013 Honda LPGA ladies professional golf tournament will take place at Siam Country Club ‘Old Course’ from Feb. 21-24. Tickets are available at Thai Ticket Major (02-262-3456 or visit thaiticketmajor.com) and can also be purchased at the course each day. Prices are 300 baht for Thursday & Friday, 400 baht for Saturday and 500 baht for Sunday. A 4-day pass can be bought for 800 baht. Spectators who are 18 years old or under and 60 years or over can gain free admission to the event.
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) is holding its 25th Silver Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 23, at the Royal Cliff Hotel from 6.30 p.m. The Club was started 25 years ago, and this event will honor the women who founded PILC in 1987 and is a celebration of all that the Club has achieved in those years. Tickets cost 2,500 baht and can be obtained by emailing presidentpilc@ gmail.com or specialeventspilc @gmail.com.
Mantra Restaurant & Bar will be hosting an Italian Sandrone Wine Dinner on Saturday 23 February from 7.15 p.m. onwards. The 5-course menu will be paired with wines hand-selected by Cristian Maddalena, the wine expert from Sandrone Azienda. Enjoy a range of varieties of wine including the Nebbiolo d’Alba “Valmaggiore” 2008, the Dolcetto d’Alba 2009 and the Barolo Le Vigne 2008. Price: 2,950 baht ++ per person. Book to avoid disappointment by sending an email to emailing email@ mantra-restaurant.com or call 038 429 591.
The Pattaya Soul Club will be holding its first charity fund-raising party of 2013 on Saturday, March 2 at the Boomerang@Wombat Bar from 8 p.m. onwards. Entrance costs 400 baht and includes a free-flow of San Miguel beer, Kepplers Cider, red & white wine and all soft drinks from 8-10 p.m. (or until stocks last). For more information visit the Pattaya Soul Club’s official page at www.facebook.com/PattayaSoulClub.
A fundraising and awareness evening for Pattaya’s soi cats and dogs will be held on March 7 starting at 6.00 p.m. Entry is free and the event will be held at the Pattaya Holiday Lodge on 3rd Road just around the corner from the CAT offices in South Pattaya Road and directly opposite Soi 35. There will be some free wine and nibbles care of the hotel owner Alex and hopefully some light entertainment. Funds collected will be shared between “Cats 4 You in Pattaya” organization and Derek Doyle’s Mabprachan Animal Shelter. All are welcome to attend. For more details call Alex on 080 216 1110 or Paul on 085 287 5004.
Clubs and Associations
The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Feb. 24. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be the Venerable Dr. Mettanando Bhikkhu who will talk about Buddhism and its relevance to the modern world. 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.
The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month. There is also a newcomer’s coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month. No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 10:30. For more information email infopilc@ gmail.com, or go to the website at www.pilc-pattaya.com.
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.
Lobster delights at Mantra.
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.
American, French and Thai lobster from Maine, Bretagne (French Brittany) and Phuket are on the menu this month at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. A range of exquisite and creative dishes have been prepared by Executive Chef Leonard Faust and the Mantra culinary team for what is sure to be a wonderful month for lobster lovers. In addition, enjoy a range of classic Chardonnay’s, Sauvignon Blanc’s or some beautifully rounded crisp Alsace Wines, be it by the glass or the bottle, to accompany this exclusive range of seafood on offer! For more information or reservations, email email@mantra-restaurant. com or call 038 429 591.
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.
Seafood BBQ buffet at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.
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. The Bay kitchen serves up some sumptuous Italian dishes and has established itself as one of the best restaurants in Pattaya. 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.
Refreshing Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya.
Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya is a one of a kind Cuban style bar with a live band and the Terrazzo as its outdoor alternative. You can find great promotions here daily such as the “7 days 7 surprises”, Happy Hour from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. “get 2 drinks for the price of 1” (on Wednesdays extended to midnight). Recommended menu includes the signature pizzas, thin and crispy crust with homemade tomato base with over 20 selections of toppings. Every day from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. enjoy any pizza at 50% discount. Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located on Beach Road, North Pattaya in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information call 038 725555 or visit www.dining-experience. com/pattaya, or www. facebook.com/HavanaBar. Pattaya.
The Cascade Restaurant features globally-inspired cuisine in its special theme buffets and new a la carte menu. In February, Cascade invites you to choose from the three set menus featuring the most loved dishes of Thailand such as: deep-fried shrimp cake - spicy ground chicken in cucumber - clear soup with stuffed squid & pork - or white prawn soup with coconut milk and galangal plus many more. Each set menu costs THB 600 net. 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 Thai cuisine at Cascade.
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 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. In February, seafood lovers can be taken to new levels of dining pleasure with a menu featuring succulent seafood items such as fish maw & shrimp in XO sauce (THB 450), white prawn with black pepper and corn sauce (THB 500), koi see mi & shrimp ball with abalone (THB 500) and many other seafood dishes. 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.
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.
Tomahawk steak 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.
Thai Dinner Buffet at Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya: Enjoy the taste of traditional Thai cuisine featuring som tam, grilled chicken, crispy pork, fresh salad bar, and Thai desserts selection. Buffet dinner is available nightly from Monday-Friday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Café G on the 4th floor of the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Price per person is THB 450 net including soft drinks. For groups over 10 people please inquire for group rate. All kids under 12 eat free. For more information, call 038 725 555 or check the website: www.holidayinn.com/pattaya.
Succulent seafood at The Peak.
Horizon bar & lounge, Hilton Hotel Pattaya.
From now until the end of February 2013 at Acqua Restaurant, Italian Chef Alberto Bruni is doing wonders in his kitchen with foie gras including making a stunning terrine with fig compote, pan-seared on pears poached in red wine, prune and port wine sauce; stuffing it into ravioli served either oxtail consommé or rabbit saddle. While his risotto with Canadian lobster and foie gras escalope is definitely not to be missed. Prices start from THB 420++ (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 reservation, at 038 301 234 ext. 4266
The Brunch Experience
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. The next event will be held on the evening of Saturday, Feb, 23. For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to www.facebook .com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
The dusitD2 baraquda pattaya hotel is currently hosting the first poolside film festival in Thailand - “Pattaya French Film Festival 2013.” A wide range of French cinematic delights are to be shown at the chic and casual poolside of hotel dusitD2 baraquda pattaya every Friday and Saturday evening from 8 p.m. throughout February 2013. For more information on the event, turn to page 36 of this week’s Pattaya Mail or call 085 215 5490.
Happy hours have turned on at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. The Beach Bar offers the longest Happy Hour in town, from 6 pm - 9 pm, with 50% off the drinks menu prices. Enjoy a stunning sunset with your favorite drink in hand. Surprises are in store every Friday so don’t miss out! For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email info@ pullmanpattayahotelG.com.
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.
Captain’s Corner Eat All You Can Bar-B-Q invites you to a special event Friday 22nd February. Thailand’s top Bee Gees Band will have a 1 night only concert performing all the greatest Bee Gees hits starting from 9 p.m. George Sinatra will also be there to entertain you with soft dinner music. Grand Texan Style Bar-B-Q Eat “All You Can Eat” steaks, seafood and Thai food at Captain’s Corner restaurant only 395 Baht + Vat. Located at The Residence Garden on Thappraya Road. For reservation call: 038 364 314
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.