Community Happenings - Friday February 24 - March 1, 2012

Friday, 24 February 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 8 By  Pattaya Mail

Announcements

Pattaya Players amateur dramatics troupe has announced upcoming auditions for their latest production ‘Play On!’ by Rick Abbot.  There are 10 parts for adult males and females of varying ages.  Auditions will be held at The Eastern Grand Palace Hotel at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28.  All interested parties both talent-wise and back stage should plan on attending.  For further details of audition requirements, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Events

The biggest corporate charity network of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard (ESB), “Movers & Shakers”, has begun hosting monthly corporate network functions in Bangkok.  The first event will take place on Friday, February 24 at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel/R-bar from 18:00-20:30.  Admission cost is THB 400 for members & ladies and THB 750 for everyone else.  A free flow of beer & wine plus a mouthwatering range of delicious finger-snack food are all included.  Available while stocks last!  Dress code is casual elegant or business attire.  More information at: www.facebook.com/events/158078217642330/?ref=ts.

The next Lighthouse Club charity networking event will be held from 18.00 - 20.30 on Friday, March 2 at the dusitD2 B Baraquda Pattaya.  Admission fee for the event is THB 300 for all ladies and members and voucher/LHC card holders, or THB 600 for non-members.  The evening will start off at the pool side at cool d2pattaya before moving up to the stylish Deep bar.  As usual there will a free flow of beer and nice finger-snack food; plus the special free Light-House-wine - All available as long as stock lasts.  For more information visit: www.facebook.com/events/192197034215427/.

The 2012 Pattaya International Music Festival will take place along Beach Road and at Bali Hai Pier from March 16-18.  Regarded as one of the biggest international beach music festivals in Asia, the event will bring together a number of famous Asian and Thai artists and over 400,000 music fans are expected to attend over the three days.  For more information call the TAT Pattaya Office on 038 427 667.

General Auction held at the World of Sport Restaurant in Naklua every Thursday at 8:30 p.m.  Viewing from 12 noon on the day only.  Antiques, collectables, toys, small items, furniture, household items, Thai souvenirs, etc. Only 10% seller’s commission.  Located on the main Naklua Road, 200m up on the right side from the Dolphin roundabout.  Tel. 087 141 0309 or 038 416 670 for more information.

Clubs and Associations

The Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) next meeting will be on Sunday, February 26.  The guest speaker will be Ivan Sanchez from Cuba. Ivan, who is traveling outside of Cuba for the first time in his life, will be speaking about what life is really like in his home country.  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.  Everyone is warmly welcome.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or go to the website at www.pilc-pattaya.com

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.

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 Aisawan, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua.  The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet.  For more information contact Club President Yves Echement at info@rotary pattayamarina.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.

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

The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women.  They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members.  Everyone most welcome to join!  For more information contact rayon This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.rayongladiescircle.com

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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.

Dining

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya offers you every Thursday an incomparable gastronomic experience with their “Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet”. Enjoy the resort’s natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and fresh produce from the sea that include Tiger Prawns, Snapper Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves, Grilled Squid with Spicy Sauce, and much more. For the ultimate entertainment, experience the musicians and Hawaii and fire dance shows on the beach from 19:00–22:00 hrs. Only THB 1,399 - net per person, for more info and reservations, call 038 301 234 ext. 4397 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya. Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya.

Hilton Pattaya has launched its newest bakery offering, ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ at the picturesque Drift on level 16 of the hotel.  ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ is available daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the menu includes muesli and cereal creations, fresh fruit juices and smoothies, a variety of desserts, whole cakes, power bars, giant cookies and macaroons.  Guests can access free high speed wireless Internet while admiring stunning views of Pattaya Bay at Drift.  The service is also available to-go.  For more information, visit www.pattaya.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on 038 825 3000.

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Le Marin Restaurant at the Cape Racha Hotel in Sriracha invites you to end your day with a high quality set dinner.  The four-course menu includes an all-you-can-eat antipasto and salad bar and a delicious choice of main courses, such as Beef Roulade with potato wedges or Orecchiette with Parma Ham and mushrooms; plus homemade cake or ice cream for dessert.  The set dinner is priced at 350 baht ++ per person, including a glass of wine.  For reservations or more information call 038 314 288 or visit the website at www.capecollection.com

Baadshah, the new Indian Restaurant in town situated on 3rd Road (opp. X-Zyte) invites you to sample the most fascinating and superbly flavored dishes of North India.  They serve a wide range of delicacies from many parts of the country which you can savor at the relaxing indoor or cozy outdoor seating.  For reservations or more information call 038-411690 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit Havana Bar and Terrazzo, Holiday Inn Pattaya any day of the week and find out about all the special offers in store.  Highlights include daily 50% discount on all pizzas of over 20 varieties from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.  After 7 p.m. every day, continue with the famous “Buy 1 get 1 free” Happy Hour from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. with a wide selection of refreshments including the recommended Mojito.  Live band appears from 8:30 p.m. until late every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday with Wednesday as the all-night Happy Hour from 7 p.m. - midnight.  Special for February cocktail creation, try the new and refreshing Apple Mojito.  Hi Club members privilege for February month of love - bring your partner to dine at Havana Bar & Terrazzo and receive complimentary 2 glasses of sparkling wine (maximum 2 couples per cardholder.)  For more information please visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya or call 038 725 555.

Expand your culinary horizons in February and let Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy at the Cascade Restaurant take you to the unspoiled Tasmanian midlands with only the top premium Aurora lamb creations for you to enjoy.  Selections include: warm Aurora lamb salad with white beans & shallot custard; salad of charred Aurora lamb loin with lentils & arugula, red wine vinaigrette & lemon-cayenne aioli; roasted loin of Aurora lamb with tamarind port sauce, glazed baby vegetables, colcannon & shallot-garlic confit and others.  The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. - 1 a.m.  For reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2153.

Yummy Strawberries at Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Yummy Strawberries at Sheraton Pattaya Resort.

Enjoy the marvelous taste of fresh strawberries at Sheraton Pattaya Resort.  New dessert creations have been specially crafted by the multi award-winning culinary team at Elements restaurant and include Strawberry Clafoutis, Strawberry Parfait, Sexy Strawberry Cocktail and Le Fraisier- fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, pistachio cake & strawberry jelly.  Each at 250 baht (excluding tax & service charge) only!  For more information please call 038 259 888 or email: Pinya This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Froggy’s French Bistro special Sunday lunch: lamb steak gigot, gratin potatoes, ratatouille: 380 baht. Located on Soi Panaid Chiang (Yumem) close to Big C Extra in Central Pattaya.  See http://www.froggyfrenchbistro.com for more info or call 086 150 3481.

Mata Hari Restaurant offers a selection of gourmet food just arrived from the North Sea: Dover sole, baby turbot, raw herring, and from Holland the famous Dutch smoked baby eel.  Asian food?  Try Mata Hari’s new special: Nasi Rames: a Dutch Indonesian Colonial favourite which consists of many different delicious dishes on one plate.  Mata Hari Restaurant is located on Thappraya Road in Pattaya. For more information or reservations call 038 259 799, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to the restaurant website at: www.mataharirestaurant.com

The Tavern by the Sea Restaurant introduces the following daily promotions: Monday Curry Night features the tastiest curries, naan bread and salad buffet for just 399 baht net per person. BBQ Grill Buffet every Wednesday at 499 baht net per person.  Weekly carvery on Thursday’s from 18.30 - 22.00 featuring the chef’s mouthwatering selection of carvings and desserts for just 499 baht net per person.  Saturday is Seafood Buffet BBQ night for 650 baht net per person.  Watch all the live sports on the widescreen TV’s and take advantage of the great menu options.  Tavern by the Sea Restaurant is located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). For more information call 038 418 419.

Spectacular seafood buffet at Royal Cliff. Spectacular seafood buffet at Royal Cliff.

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group presents a fantastic dining opportunity at the Larn Thong authentic Thai traditions restaurant every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. located at the Grand Hotel.  The hotel’s 5-star international culinary team will prepare a spectacular seafood and BBQ spread featuring selections that will leave you in awe.  This tri-weekly dining delight is a great chance to re-energise and get together with family and friends for amazing food at an unbeatable price!  For more information, please visit www.royalcliff.com.

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 Beach Club Restaurant at the Pullman Pattaya Aisawan invites you to enjoy the “Trilogy” promotion every Monday night by selecting one delicious meat or fish item from beef, lamb, chicken, snapper or prawn and having them cooked in three styles and served together on one plate.  A vegetarian alternative is also available.  “Trilogy” also comes with a wide variety of starters, salads and desserts.  Take advantage of this new adventurous experience for only 799 baht - or include a bottle of assorted wine at 999 baht net.  On Wednesdays sumptuous oriental cuisine awaits you for only 799 baht including 75 cl of wine.  Enjoy selections such as tabouleh, fattoush, Greek salad, hommos, couscous with lamb, chicken, merguez, mix fish and cat fish.  Complete your oriental dining experience with temping desserts such as Moroccan date pudding, cinnamon oranges, M’hanncha, baklawa or sweet cous-cous.  On Thursdays Brazilian flair arrives with favorites such aschurrasco; chicken leg with piripiri sauce, pork sausage, pichanha, top sirloin, alligator, duck breast in soya glaze, prawns and more.  Salads and appetizers include Avarje (fried shrimps ball), kibe (Lebanese Kee-bee), grilled shrimp skewers with honeydew gazpacho.  Come to taste the best of South America for a special price of 799 baht for all you can eat including 75 cl. of wine per person.  For more information or reservation, please call 038 411 9408.

Flare restaurant at the Hilton Pattaya Hotel offers a sophisticated, contemporary and truly memorable dining experience in opulent surroundings and with wonderful views.  The Flare restaurant is open from 6.30 p.m. - 11.30 p.m. every day.  Fridays feature roasted aged Australian rib at THB 999 net (Ladies cut) and THB 1,111 net (Gents cut).  Saturdays offer a 4 course set menu with such delicious items as Pacific oysters, Atlantic salmon, Japanese sea scallops and Porterhouse steak.  Cost for 6 guests THB 15,000 net (book 2 days in advance).  Edge restaurant meanwhile is an all day pan Asian dining venue that caters to a variety of tastes in a relaxed atmosphere.  Come and try the amazing 7 days 7 themes lunch menu featuring sushi, tortillas and other rolls on Mondays, Pizza and Pasta on Tuesdays, Sandwiches and Burgers on Wednesdays, Asian noodles on Thursdays, all at 350 baht net per person, and Pattaya seafood on Fridays at 400 baht net per person, served from 12 noon - 2:30 p.m.  Sundays also feature a Sunday Brunch for THB 1,200 net per guest, with a wine menu at 700 baht, from 12 noon - 3:30 p.m.  For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000.

Asian black chicken dishes at The Peak. Asian black chicken dishes at The Peak.

Throughout February, indulge in a specialty menu at the Peak Chinese Restaurant featuring the meat of the silkie, the unique Asian black chicken.  Dishes include boiled black chicken with Chinese ginseng wine; double-boiled black chicken with Yunnan ham and Lin jie mushrooms; wok-fried black chicken with Chinese spinach & fresh garlic; braised black chicken with abalone bamboo pith and fragrant brown sauce and crisp-fried black chicken with Chinese herbs.  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.

The Paulanergarten beer garden offers all your favourite German and Thai cuisines accompanied by imported beer from Munich.  The menu boasts a wide range of foods for your dining pleasure including mouth watering desserts and a special selection of fine wines.  Soak up the amazing sunset views from the 3rd floor location of the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya (Beach Road side) as you dine.  Call 081 866 7547, 082 790 1782 or go to www.paulaner-thailand.com

Afternoon tea at The Montien Hotel, Pattaya. Afternoon tea at The Montien Hotel, Pattaya.

Afternoon tea at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya features a range of specially selected teas and a variety of open-faced sandwiches, delectable pastries and many more.  Every Saturday & Sunday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Bakery Corner.  Price: Baht 400 net/set for 2 persons.  Also don’t forget the Theme Buffet Evenings - Every Wednesday at La Mer Restaurant: Mediterranean Buffet Dinner 6.30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Adults 850 baht net, Children 550 baht net.  Every Friday at Verandah (Coffee Shop): International & BBQ Seafood Buffet Dinner 6.30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Adults 995 baht net, Children 550 baht net.  For reservations please call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620, 1621, email; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

In February, The Bay Restaurant will feature seamless contemporary cuisine from the north of Italy with dishes such as: seared sea bass, tomato confit, red wine glaze, basil-whipped potatoes, baby vegetables, aged balsamico; Tartelletta with shallot tartlet, creamy potato puree, imported goat cheese; Scottadito featuring Agnello scottadito - flame-grilled lamb chops, fresh rosemary & garlic; Genoese capponata, crisped garlic mashed potato and more.  Located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya, The Bay also hosts a fabulous BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday evening.  Seating is available for 200 in both interior and terrace settings.  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.

Casa Pascal fine dining restaurant offers a breakfast & lunch buffet every day from 08.00 - 14.00 hrs at 175 Baht + 7% VAT featuring freshly baked breads & croissants, breakfast items, salads, cold delicacies, smoked fish, BBQ grill on terrace, egg station, 8 hot dishes and soups and desserts and coffee & tea and juices.  Dinner is a la carte from 18.00 hrs till late with culinary delights such as goose liver, imported seafood, the best steaks and much more.  A gourmet 6-course set menu is also available.  For reservations please call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182.

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.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a weekly set menu, served from midday to midnight, 3 courses for 255 baht / 2 courses 230 baht / 1 course 195 baht. Starters include potted ham with thick toast & English mustard or homemade turkey broth or hot prawns in cognac.  The main courses offer spaghetti with your choice of Bolognaise, vegetarian tomato sauce or Carbonara, or pork burger or grilled king mackerel steak (caught by manager Wanchai) served with boiled potato, peas & butter/lemon/chili sauce.  Dessert includes a choice of chocolate brownie cake with cream or strawberry sundae or pineapple crumble with custard.  This menu can be served within 45 minutes if you’re in a hurry.  Tel. (038) 361 874, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com

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 1,590+ 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.  Upgrade your brunch to include a wine buffet for an additional 1,150+ per person.  For reservations and more info call 038 429 591 or email@ mantra-pattaya.com or visit www. mantra-pattaya.com

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s new Pizzeria, located next to Starz Diner, is the place for freshly baked classic Neapolitan Style Pizza, classic pasta as well as continental main courses, open 12 noon till 10.30pm.  Every Sunday, feast on the Jazz Brunch with a delicious array of dishes from across the world, live jazz and free-flow champagne cocktails to savour the weekend by the poolside, call 038 428 755-9 for reservation.

Sunday Brunch with the view at Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya!  Experience LIVE cooking and buffet stations featuring fresh seafood and salad selections, Parma ham cut, Japanese, Italian and Thai specialties, as well as grill and carving stations plus huge dessert stations including warm crepes, ice cream, sorbet and fresh fruit with chocolate fountain.  At Edge, you could also enjoy fabulous panoramic ocean views of the gulf of Thailand!  Sunday brunch at Edge also includes ‘Kidz corner’ featuring ‘Cooking club’ and much more fun activities for all kids.  Enjoy a range of brunch delights on every Sundays from 12.00 till 3.30 pm for only THB 1,200 net per person while wine buffet at THB 700 net per person.  Edge is located on level 14, Hilton Pattaya, for reservations please call 038 253 077.

Pullman Pattaya Aisawan presents Pattaya’s first and only Beach Club style Sunday Brunch ‘Gossip Beach Brunch’ from noon to 5 p.m. with live music every Sunday.  An extravagant buffet is available offering delicious appetizers & salads, fresh seafood, sushi & sashimi, BBQ selection, cold cuts, carving and more!  Select one of three buffet prices: 1,200 Baht including a bottle of Perrier; 1,800 Baht including a bottle of Sparkling; 3,200 Baht including a bottle of Champagne or mix and match your table to suit.  Free for children under 12 years old.  For more info or reservation call 038 411 940-8 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Beni’s Brunch is back on Saturday features simply the best of show cooking, abundant cuisine selections that capture simplicity, purity and freshness of regional foods, plus smooth live jazz from our resident band. Price Baht 1,100 net per person. Add Baht 500 net for free flow wine or beer. For reservation at Benihana Brunch please contact the Benihana Restaurant at the Pattaya Marriott Resort on Tel. 038 412 120, Email: f& This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Entertainment

The Pullman Pattaya Aisawan Hotel will be hosting a G Session “Amazone Carnival Night” Beach Party on Saturday March 3 starting from 6 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by DJ Funky Wax and DJ Solo plus T-Bone percussionist and 4 dancers.  Dress up like in a colorful masquerade and be someone else for 1 night: a princess - a movie star - a Brazilian dancer - a famous personage etc.  Great prizes to be won for the best costumes.  Free Entrance.  For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/221694484589159/.

The dusitD2 baraquda pattaya is hosting the first rooftop film festival in South East Asia - “Pattaya Rooftop Film Fest 2012.”  This special event is in honour of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Germany.  Selected renowned German films will be played every Friday evening at the hotel’s rooftop lounge during February and March 2012.  No admission fee, guests can simply enjoy a selection of drink packages available on each night.  For more information or reservations please contact Tel. 038 769 999 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Plan your special wedding with Hilton Pattaya. Plan your special wedding with Hilton Pattaya.

Sala Chalermkrung Khon” a newly formed Thai masked dance group of 80 people from a variety of leading institutes are presenting every Friday and Saturday at Bangkok’s Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre: “Khon” (the acme of Thai dramatic arts) at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at 1,000 and 1,200 baht.  For reservations please contact Sala Chalermkrung, tel: 02 224 4400, website: www.Salachalermkrung.com or Thai Ticket Major, tel: 02 262 3456, website: thaiticketmajor .com.  Sala Chalermkrung is located at corner Tri Phet Road, Charoen Krung Road.

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes at the North Star Library every Saturday at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Contact John 083 005 3006 or North Star Library 038 716 755, www.thaisahajayoga.com

Come and enjoy the live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 8 p.m. to midnight 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.  The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.

Promotions

Tea Tree Spa, Holiday Inn Pattaya offers a special package for the month of February dedicated to couples.  Bring your partner for a relaxing hour with couples foot massage therapy at the outdoor spa pavilions with Pattaya bay views and receive a bottle of sparkling wine complimentary to enjoy during the treatment.  This package is at THB 1,990 per couple.  Tea Tree Spa is located on 5th floor, Holiday Inn Pattaya.  For advanced reservation please call 038 725 555 ext 3902.

In February, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya presents the “Love Spell on Valentine”, an exclusive spa treatment that promises a perfect pampering for two in the romantic and tranquil environment of Spa Cenvaree.  The 2hr. spa treatment begins with the choice of “Spice Me Up” milky bath or “Mochachino Mud Wrap” then gently applying a Valentine Extravaganza with pomegranate & passion fruit Champagne scrub to rid dead skin for a soft and radiant feeling while the Vanilla Shea butter full body massage will tease the senses of your skin.  Price: Baht 5000++ per couple / Baht 2595++ per person.  For more information or reservations, please call 038 301 234 ext. 4333.

In February, during the month of love, Hilton Pattaya will showcase its elegant wedding creations on the first floor of Central Festival Pattaya Beach.  The hotel’s wedding planners will be on hand to discuss individual wedding plans and answer questions and there are some great prizes to be won every day.  Note - All weddings of more than THB 200,000 confirmed during the event will enjoy various special offers.  Participate in the ‘Month of Love’ competition at www. facebook.com/pattayahilton.  For more information, call +66 (0) 3 825 3000, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Holiday Inn Pattaya is offering a special summer holiday room rate to Thai residents starting from THB 3,500 net per room/night including breakfast for 2 persons in Ocean View Room (terms and conditions apply).  For more information or to make a reservation, call 038 725 555 or visit www.holidayinn.com/pattaya.  The website offers a best internet rate guarantee.

Fashion

Newly opened!  For exquisite prêt a porter women’s apparel, jewelry and decorative accessories at unbelievably reasonable prices, visit Chuthathip Exclusive Dressmaker, located in the Pattaya Focus Shopping Arcade on Second Road opposite Pattaya Bowl/Ibis Hotel.

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