Community Happenings – Friday January 27 – February 2, 2012

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Pattaya’s North Star Library will be holding a second hand book sale & festival on Saturday 4th February, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event organizers invite all people who love to read to come along and browse the many books, audio, and other learning materials for sale and exchange. Proceeds from the sales will go towards the running costs of the library. For more information call 038 716 755 or 081 575 4854.

The PTT Pattaya Open, one of the longest running events on the WTA Tour for professional women tennis players will be held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya from February 5 – 12.  The 16-draw qualifying competition will be held on February 5 – 6, with main draw matches commencing on February 7 with play starting from 15.00 daily, including the finals on Sunday, February 12.  Tickets are available at 300, 500, 800 and 1,200 baht by contacting Pentangle Promotions Co., Ltd at tel: 02-3113414/5 or via the website at www.pentanglepromotions.com or through Thai Ticket Major Co., Ltd., at 02-2623456 or website www.thaiticketmajor.com.

The Lighthouse Club Pattaya will be holding a “Thank You” Gala-Dinner on February 11 at The Grand Ballroom of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort from 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  Admission fee is THB 1,250 for all (M|F) and dress-code is smart casual.  Corporate tables (10 seats) are available at THB 11,250.  This gala event includes a free flow of draft beer (as long as stock last) plus 1/2 carafe of wine per guest (additional 1/2 carafes available at only THB 300 each).  The amazing dinner-buffet will offer over 50 delicacies and will be followed by prize raffle draws and DJ Ferris B playing some great tunes to rock the night away until late in the evening.  Tickets are available at Town & Country Property on South Pattaya Road or Colliers International opposite Central Festival on Second Road, or call Tracy 084 778 5476.

The Pattaya International Bed Race will take place on January 29 at 7 p.m. starting from the Central Pattaya Beach shopping mall and finishing at Walking Street.  Entertainment and other activities are scheduled to coincide with this event.  Money raised from the Bed Race will be distributed to various charities.  For teams wishing to take part the cost is 5,000 baht per team.  Contact Pattaya City Hall for more information.

The first Silverlake International Music Festival 2012 will take place on Saturday, January 28.  Headlining the concert will be American rock group Incubus supported by a veritable who’s who of Thailand’s own music industry and acts from elsewhere in Asia and Europe.  Tickets are 1,500 baht per person and available at all Thai Ticket Major outlets (www.thaiticketmajor.com).  For more information on the concert, go to official website at www.silverlake musicfestival.com or www.facebook.com/silverlakemusicfestival.

The annual Hoffenheim Supporters Charity Soccer Tournament will kick-off once again at the Swiss School Bangkok campus in Minburi on Saturday January 28.  Eight teams will compete for the Ambassador’s Cup and there will be plenty of entertainment for families including a large bouncing castle, cinema, arts and crafts, a family relay and massages.  German food/beer and soft drinks will be served throughout the day.  All proceeds of the event, under the patronage of the German, Swiss and Austrian Embassies will be used to support children in great need. Admission is free of charge.  For more contact Matthias Geisler at [email protected] thiasgeisler.com or call Tel 084-5525381

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, January 29 and everyone is warmly welcome.  The guest speaker will be club member Dave Anderson, who will be providing an interesting talk about his career as a pilot for the US Air Force and later for United Airlines.  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 [email protected], 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Sheraton Pattaya Resort invites you to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with them on Tuesday, February 14.   The evening starts at 18.30 hrs with pre-dinner cocktails and canapés at Latitude Lounge.  Then share a 5-course gourmet dinner on a white-sand beach bathed in moon and star light beside the whispering ocean.  Price is only THB 6,999 (net) per couple.  The dining couples are also treated to a complimentary a glass of sparkling wine each and a rose for the lady, plus a special framed photograph and a personalized menu to take away as mementos.  For more information or to make a reservation please call 038 259 888 or email: pinyaphat [email protected]

The 4th floor of Holiday Inn Pattaya by the infinity pool is the perfect location for Valentine’s Day dinner.  Couples can enjoy the dinner with views of Pattaya Bay lights in the evening.  The resident chef has created a special 5-course dinner set menu exclusively for the occasion.  Each dinner course will be served with fine wine selected to complement the meal.  Dinner menu abounds starters, soup, main course with a choice of Australian beef tenderloin or Lemongrass salmon, dessert and coffee or tea.  Price at THB 4,999 per couple only.  For table reservations please call 038 725 555 ext. 3202 or visit www.dining-xerience.com/pattaya.

Dining

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.

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

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 [email protected]

Treat yourself to some sweet fine chocolate at Sheraton Pattaya Resort with new blends and special creations all specially crafted by the multi award-winning culinary team at Elements restaurant.

Chocolate creations at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Chocolate creations at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort.

Choose any from: chocolate and Mascarpone Panna Cotta with strawberry salsa white chocolate and berry cool cheese cake; chocolate almond cake with caramelized pear; or trio chocolate mousse with fruit salsa.  And if you are ready for a bit of refreshment, come on down to and enjoy a special Mojito for only 250 baht ++.  This promotion is valid from January 1 – 31, 2012.  For more information call 038 259 888 or email: Pinyaphat. [email protected]

Throughout January, Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy at the Cascade Restaurant will take you to new levels of seafood culinary pleasure with his Baltic Turbot creations boasting an exemplary variety that includes Pan-seared Baltic Turbot with Iberian Ham, corn & spring onion potato cake, English pea puree & chive emulsion at THB 1,200; Grilled Baltic Turbot with Orange-Hazelnut Reduction with Gratin Dauphinoise potatoes, Savoy cabbage timbale, crisp parsnip chip at THB 1,200; Crepe Parmentier with Baltic Turbot & Caviar with Lemon-shallot butter sauce, fragrant leaf spinach & tomato concassee at THB 1,500 and Sautéed Baltic Turbot with Spiced Foie Gras, grapefruit confit, fig & beetroot puree & grapefruit emulsion at THB 1,400.  The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 am – 1 am.  For reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2153.

Balton Turbot at Cascade Restaurant. Balton Turbot at Cascade Restaurant.

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 [email protected]

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 louis @mataharirestaurant.com 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.

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 950++ per person and Sundays baht 750++ 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.

Private dining at Flare. Private dining at Flare.

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.

Monkfish specials at the Peak. Monkfish specials at the Peak.

Throughout January, indulge in a specialty menu at the Peak Chinese Restaurant featuring the most talked about monkfish dishes such as grilled monkfish with black pepper sauce & egg noodles with red chilli, yellow & green bell pepper, shallot & button mushrooms at THB 650; steamed monkfish, Cantonese style with black mushroom, spring onion, pickled Chinese cabbage, red chilli & cashew nuts with soya sauce at THB 650; baked monkfish with tofu in a casserole with mixed Chinese herbs, spring onion, coriander root, young ginger & young garlic at THB 680 and stir-fried monkfish, Shanghai style with three colour capsicums, red onion, sweet carrot, button mushrooms & Shanghai sauce at THB 680.  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 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; [email protected]

In January, The Bay Restaurant’s Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy invites you to welcome the New Year 2012 with some of the most popular menu items of The Bay.  Menu includes Cape Sante con Rucola e Pomodori Secchi with sea scallops with sun-dried tomato-arugula sauce, sautéed fragrant leaf spinach & rosemary roasted potatoes & aged balsamic vinegar at THB 690; Merluzzo Condito con Purè di Pastinaca, Scalogno Confit e Salsa al Vino Rosso with peppered cod fillet with parsnip puree, shallot confit and red wine sauce at THB 550; Coda di Rospo al Forno in Crosta di Prezzemolo con Spinaci e Limone with baked monkfish in a parsley crust with spinach & lemon at THB 730; Tonno Saltata con Ceci e Purea di Melanzane, Vinaigrette di Pomodoro with seared tuna with chickpea-eggplant puree, tomato vinaigrette at THB 560 and Pollo Cacciatore accompanied with braised chicken, Hunter’s Style with cremini mushrooms, fresh rosemary, capers & red wine at THB 450.  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: [email protected], 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 protected] 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 [email protected]

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&[email protected]

Entertainment

The 2nd Bangkok Guitar Fiesta 2012 will take place from Friday to Sunday, February 3 – 5 at the Small Hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok.  This year’s Fiesta will welcome some of the most prestigious names in the guitar world including Vitaly Makukin from Ukraine and Germany’s foremost Bach guitarist Frank Bungarten.  Tickets are available for 900 and 1500 baht, plus special group rates, from www.thaiticketmajor.com or Tel. 02-262 3456.

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.Salachaler mkrung.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

Experience Indian Head Massage treatment at Tea Tree Spa, Holiday Inn Pattaya:  Indian Head Massage has been practiced for thousands of years and is a relaxing treatment excellent for neck and shoulder tension and improvement of blood circulation. The essential oils used in the treatment will also promote healthy hair.  A total of 60 minute treatment at THB 1,290. Tea Tree Spa opening hours are 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily.  To make a reservation call 038 725 555 ext. 3902 or visit Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TeaTreeSpa.Pattaya.

With spectacular views over the bay, Hilton Pattaya is the perfect spot to hold a function or party and the hotel has created a range of exciting party package options to suit all tastes and styles including: Hawaiian, Thai Fun Fair, Parisian Feathers or China Town.  The themes can be individually tailored to guest’s wishes to ensure that the event is both fun and memorable.  Packages offer a range of complimentary inclusions so the more spend the more value the guest will receive!  Sample prices per person are Thai buffet THB 1,200 net; international buffet THB 1,300 or THB 1,500 net; BBQ buffet THB 1,700 net; Chinese dinner THB 1,300 net.  For more information or bookings call 038 253 000 or email [email protected]

The modern-contemporary Holiday Inn Pattaya has been in operation for 2 years and is now ready for wedding parties of all styles, from a small cocktail reception to a Thai traditional wedding ceremony to a large function dinner for 300 guests.  Holiday Inn Pattaya offers a professional team of event coordinators to work with each wedding couple’s requirements to strive to meet the individual needs.  These services include the wedding menu, venue set up, theme and decoration, flower arrangements and many more.  For the once in a lifetime experience on a couple’s precious day, let Holiday Inn Pattaya create your dream wedding to a reality.  For more information please contact +66(0) 38 725 555 or visit www.holidayinn.com/pattaya.

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.