Community Happenings – Friday May 25 – May 31, 2012

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Events

The Pattaya Soul Club will be presenting another Northern Soul Night on Saturday, May 26 at the Boomerang Bar on Soi Arunothai (leads off Pattaya Klang at the lights opposite Big C Extra).  Entrance is 400 baht and includes a free-flow of wine and San Miguel beer from 8-10 p.m. or until stocks last (doors open at 8 p.m.).  All the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Hand to Hand Foundation.  For more information email [email protected]

The Lighthouse Club Pattaya’s next corporate charity networking event will be held at the newly refurbished Soul Lounge of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Friday, June 1 from at 6 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  Admission is THB 300 for all ladies and members/vouchers/LHC card holders and THB 600 for non-members.  Free flow of beer and nice finger-snack food; plus the special free Light-House-wine will be available as long as stock lasts!  There will also be a special party-snack/food promotion all night!  For more information go to www. facebook.com/lhcpattaya.

Musicians 4 Charity will be hosting a special night of entertainment and celebration at Sraan Restaurant on Theprasit Road Pattaya (across from the Elephant Village and Decorum Furniture) on Sunday, June 17 from 6.00 p.m.  Everyone welcome!  Come on by, show your support, and have some fun in the process.  All proceeds will be donated to the Father Ray Foundation.  For more information, go to www.musicians4charity.com.

The 2012 Asia International Guitar Festival will take place from 14-17 June at the Siam City Hotel in Bangkok.  This year’s agenda includes master classes, guitar exhibits, competitions and concerts by acclaimed world-class guitarists hailing from Asia, America and Europe including Aniello Desiderio, Galina Vale and Paul Cesarczyk.  The event will also feature a guitar competition open to all nationalities.  Concert tickets are THB 600 and THB 400 for students (with valid I.D.), inclusive of coffee breaks.  Observers of master classes and competitions pay THB 200.  Afternoon concert on June 16 is THB 300 for adults and students (with coffee break).  To book, call 081-854-9368 (Ajarn Woratep) or 02 247 0123 ext. 1928/44, or for further details go to: www.thailandguitarsociety.com.

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, May 27.  The speaker will be Carl Heaton, managing director, WebCourses Bangkok.  His topic will be on ‘Social Networking for Expats.’  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.  There is also a newcomers coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month.  No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 11:30.  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] 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 rayongladiescircle @gmail.com 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.

Dining

French Foie Gras in May @ Mantra Restaurant & Bar: Foie gras is a popular and well-known luxurious delicacy in French cuisine with a flavor described as rich, velvety, meaty, buttery and delicate and historically it was cooked and eaten as a pate or terrine and served cold.  The last decade has seen the ways in serving foie gras change and in May the Mantra will create a wide ranging menu of different ways to enjoy foie gras.  For more information email: [email protected] or call mantra: 038 429 591.

Refreshing Orange Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya. Refreshing Orange Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya.

Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya is a one of a kind Cuban style bar with Terrazzo as its outdoor alternative.  Beautifully decorated, complete with high ceiling, ceiling fans, chandeliers and big comfortable chairs for you to sink yourself into and enjoy the delicious variety of menu offered and listen to the live band perform.  In May the 7 Days 7 Surprises promotion offers the following:  Monday -wine buffet from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at THB 899 per person.  Tuesday – order any Havana platter from 3 choices and receive 2 glasses of wine free.  Wednesday – happy hour extension until midnight (buy 1 get 1 free drinks) plus live band from 8:30 p.m.  Thursday – order any pizza and get 2 glasses of beer.  Friday – receive 50% discount on any spirit, liqueur or whiskey by the glass order and enjoy music from the live band from 8:30 p.m.  Saturday – every THB 800 spent, get a chance to dine free.  Live band from 8:30 p.m.  Sunday – Mojito at THB 99 all night.  Enjoy daily happy hour “buy 1 get 1 free” from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. from selected drinks.  Become a member at Havana Bar & Terrazzo and receive numerous special offers and privileges.  For more information please visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya or call 038 725 555.

Saigonese Steak at Ginger and Lime. Saigonese Steak at Ginger and Lime.

Throughout the month of May, Ginger and Lime the Asian Restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is serving an exotic collection of Vietnamese specialties.  Saigonese Pancake (Baht 490++), a Crispy Vietnamese pancake with scallops, tiger prawns and mushrooms. Saigonese Steak (Baht 690++), a sautéed beef tenderloin served with tomato, bell pepper and potato.  And, finally Hanoi Pancake Roll (Baht 860++), a steamed Vietnamese pancake stuffed with scallops Hanoi Style.  Ginger and Lime Restaurant is located within the calm and serene garden of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 6:00pm-11:00pm.  Call now to reserve, at 038 301 234 ext. 4264

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.

Larb Moo at Café G’s Thai Buffet Dinner. Larb Moo at Café G’s Thai Buffet Dinner.

Thai Buffet Dinner at Café G, Holiday Inn Pattaya offers a taste of traditional Thai cuisines, featuring som tam, grilled chicken and crispy pork fresh salad bar, and Thai desserts selection.  Buffet dinner is available nightly from Monday – Friday throughout May from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Price per person at THB 450 net with free soft drinks.  Further discount is offered for groups with 10 people and above.  All kids under 12 eat free.  For more information and reservations please call 038 725 555 or visit www.dining-experience.com/pattaya.

Baadshah, the new Indian Restaurant in town situated on 3rd Road (opp. where X-Zyte used to be) 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]

Fantastic lobster repertoires await you in May as Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy at the Cascade Restaurant works his magic in creating innovative dishes featuring the most-sought after Phuket lobster.

A lobster love affair at Cascade Restaurant. A lobster love affair at Cascade Restaurant.

Examples include: lobster salad with kaffir lime Maltaise aioli with fennel remoulade, black truffle & fresh raspberries (THB 1,200); lobster salad with pink peppercorns and grapefruit dressing, avocado & roasted bell peppers (THB 1,100); spiny lobster and guacamole salad accompanied with sharp tomato sauce, fresh tarragon, organic greens (THB 1,100), and many more incredible lobster creations!  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.

Keep yourself cool from the heat outside at Elements restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort in May!  The award winning chefs have created four selections of fantastic ice cream & sorbet for you to taste: Magic Mushroom features raspberry & young coconut sorbet, coconut biscuit, and pistachio sponge crumb;

Delicious ice cream & sorbet creations at Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Delicious ice cream & sorbet creations at Sheraton Pattaya Resort.

Double Sorbet Sandwich consists of mango & passion fruit sorbet sandwiched between oat cornflake cookies, served with fresh orange salad; Apple Ice is peanut butter ice cream with apple filling and crispy pistachio filo; Banana Ball includes Banoffee ice cream, caramelized banana, dark chocolate mousse and lime jelly.

The price of each menu is THB 299 net. This promotion is available all day every day in May.  To make a reservation or for more information, call 038 259 888 or send email to sheraton. [email protected]

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]

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 449 baht net per person.  Friday is Thai Food Fair where you can enjoy all the different authentic Thai style foods available around Thailand.  Only THB 550 net per person.  Saturday Churrasco Night offers prime meats and seafood, grilled to perfection on the fire and freshly skewered for you on the churrasco pens at the Tavern.  All complemented by a full buffet of starters, side dishes and desserts.  Only THB 690 net per person.  Every buffet is open from 18.30 – 22.00 hrs.  There is also a daily happy hour from 11 am – 6 pm.  Watch all the premier live sports on one of the many widescreen TV’s or on the big projector screen (Sports hotline 038 418 419).  Amari Orchid Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418, E-mail [email protected]

Spectacular seafood buffet at the Royal Cliff Resort. Spectacular seafood buffet at the Royal Cliff Resort.

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 sample Asian fantasia cuisine to tempt the senses every Monday night.  Subtle spicing and your favorite dishes are presented in an “eat as much as you can” buffet for only Baht 799.  On Wednesdays more 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 Hilton Hotel Pattaya 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).  For more information, please call 038 253 077.

Sea bream dishes at The Peak. Sea bream dishes at The Peak.

Cuisine featuring the gilt-head sea bream from the waters of the Mediterranean and coastal regions of the North Atlantic features at The Peak Chinese Restaurant throughout May.  Signature sea indulgences include crisp-fried sea bream with pomelo sauce accompanied with white & red cabbage, baby oak leaves and carrot julienne (THB 550); stir-fried sea bream, celery & oyster sauce garnished with button mushrooms, carrot julienne, fresh ginger and young garlic (THB 650); and baked sea bream with black bean sauce with red chili, green & yellow bell peppers, minced pork & parsley (THB 650).  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.

The Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Separate dining rooms are available for private parties.  Also don’t forget to call by the Montien Bakery Shop where you can find a wide selection of breads, cakes, cookies & Thai desserts.  Open daily (Sundays – Thursdays) 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Friday – Saturday) 8:00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.  For reservations call The Montien Hotel, Pattaya Tel. 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620, 1621 or E-mail; [email protected]

Italian cuisine at The Bay. Italian cuisine at The Bay.

In May, The Bay Restaurant will offer a taste of Parma with subtle, simple and refined food.  Feast on delights masterfully prepared by Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy featuring a prized selection of Parma creations that include: Parma’s version of pot-roasted beef served with potato, gnocchi & sautéed fragrant leaf spinach and natural braising juices (THB 550); chicken “Hunter’s Style” with soft whipped herbed polenta, pancetta-wrapped green beans (THB 450); and pan-roasted stuffed fillet of pork wrapped in Parma ham, roasted cippolini onions, fresh thyme, shallot puree, black truffle sauce, sauté of asparagus tips & porcini, porcini-creamed potato (THB 575).  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.

Andaman seafood skewer at Flames. Andaman seafood skewer at Flames.

Flames Restaurant offers a “Skewer Special BBQ” in May with four unique options: Pattaya style (Bt.590++), Thai style half chicken bamboo BBQ (Bht.650++), Andaman seafood skewer style (Bt.750++), and Russian style (Bt.770++).  Enjoy your favourite style BBQ with your friends or family member.  Flames Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens daily from 18.00-23.30 hrs.  For reservations, call 038 301 234 ext. 4272.

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] com, Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

Flow is a deli corner located at lobby level of Holiday Inn Pattaya, welcoming you with its freshly baked cakes, breads, sandwiches and pastries daily with aromatic Brazilian coffee beans.  A variety of hot, iced, frappe and fruit smoothies are available to quench your thirst during the day.  Also included are 3 computer stations equipped with high speed internet to accommodate customers’ communication needs.  Special offer daily from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. receive 50% discounts on items such as pastry, bakery, sandwiches, salads and beverages. Call 038 725 555 for more information.

Visit Oasis during May to discover how the brigade of chefs have raised the fast food burger to a gourmet delight such as grilled turkey burger, Louisiana crab burger, roast beef burger, Greek burger, Wagyu burger and many more for you to select.  Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.  Open daily from 6 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.  For more information or reservations, please call 038 301 234 ext 4260-61.

The Brunch Experience

Dynamic, Stylish & Seriously Cool at Fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya; Experience the hottest Brunch concept in Pattaya.  It’s the perfect timing, from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs, for a seriously cool culinary journey, an innovative & stylish approach to Sunday Brunch 1,690+ per person.  With a dazzling array of chic delicacies, this stylish and sophisticated brunch offers a fabulous selection of foods from around the world, oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more.  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!  Personalize your brunch by selecting one of three buffet prices: Baht 788 net for appetizer and dessert; Baht 1,200 net for appetizer, dessert, a la minute main course including a bottle of Perrier; Add only Baht 600 for a bottle of sparkling wine or mix and match your table to suit your appetite!  Free for children under 12 years old.  For more info or reservation call 038 411 940-8 or [email protected]

Entertainment

The 7th Latino Groove night under the theme “Semana De Mayo” will be held at the Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Saturday 26th May from 8:30 p.m. onwards.  Learn and follow the exciting Latin dance steps and routines shown by professional instructors suitable for all dance levels.  These Latin rhythms include Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata and Zumba.  Free entrance; enjoy the music from the ‘live’ band and DJ, Happy Hour (Buy 1 get 1 free drink) from 7 p.m. – midnight.  Dress code is red, black and orange.  For advanced reservation call 038 725555 or visit www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.

The Pattaya Players have announced that tickets are now on sale for their full length, laugh-a-minute production of “Play On!” by Rick Abbot.  This production will run for two nights only on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd.  Show times are at 7 p.m. (with dinner beginning at 5 p.m.) on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2.  Tickets are 1,000 baht (inclusive of show plus an “all you can eat” buffet dinner at the White Horse Tavern) and can be purchased directly from cast and board members or by emailing [email protected]  More information can be found at www.pattayaplayers.org.  The theatrical troupe is also looking for volunteers to help assemble the stage sets on Sunday, May 27 and Sunday, June 3.

Singer, actor and DJ, Wan Thanakrit will be the guest performer at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s Soul Lounge Session on Saturday, May 26 from 9.30 p.m.  Thanakrit gained fame during the second TV series of Academy Fantasia and will be supported at the Hard Rock by alternative rock group The Melodious.  Tickets for the event are 500 baht and include 1 free drink or 980 baht for a free flow of drinks.  For tickets and bookings call 038 428 755 or email [email protected]

Relaxing spa treatments at Tea Tree Spa. Relaxing spa treatments at Tea Tree Spa.

“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.

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Color your Life package at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort includes: aromatic footbath – green tea body wrap with green tea purifying facial – and massage of your choice, plus receive a complimentary seasonal berry and yogurt parfait after the treatment.  Package prices start from THB 4,500 net per person.  For more information or to make a reservation call 038 259 829 or go to www.facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort.

During May and June, Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya offers an all in one package combining 2 of Thailand’s famous relaxation treatments, Thai body massage and foot massage.  A total of 90 minutes experience that will leave your body feeling light and your mind renewed.  Choose the perfect ambiance for your treatment either indoor in the spa’s private massage room or outdoor at the spa pavilions with Pattaya bay views and natural sea breeze.  Package priced at THB 1,500 net only. Gift certificates available. Please call 038 725 555 for more information.

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.