Scottish Showcase offers food, music at Mantra

Friday, 14 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By  Warunya Thongrod

The Mantra restaurant offered up the a night of Scottish music and cuisine as the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower kicked off its latest cultural showcase dining experience.

Resort General Manager David Cumming hosted the Nov. 24 debut of the Mantra Scottish Showcase and Dance Nov. 24. The event featured music from Graham Geddes and his band and a cabaret show.

(L to R) Graham Geddes, Sue Kukarja, Resident Manager Richard Margo, and Executive Chef Leonard Faust prepare for a great evening.(L to R) Graham Geddes, Sue Kukarja, Resident Manager Richard Margo, and Executive Chef Leonard Faust prepare for a great evening.

Of course, no night of Scottish culture would be complete without bagpipes. Guests had a chance to take in the native music, along with photographs with the performers.

Featured on the menu was the Mantra’s version of haggis, a dressed-up version of a common countryside meal of leftovers cooked in a goat’s stomach. Naturally, it was served with genuine Scottish whiskey.

Other menu items include roast beet with malt whiskey sauce, “neeps & tatties,” Scottish cheeses, dried fruit, shortbread and coffee.

Mantra is open daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and offers a Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(L to R) Amari Orchid Pattaya Area General Manager David Cumming, greets Robina Addison and Norman Fiddes.(L to R) Amari Orchid Pattaya Area General Manager David Cumming, greets Robina Addison and Norman Fiddes.

Scottish dancers spice up the evening to thunderous applause.Scottish dancers spice up the evening to thunderous applause.

No night of Scottish culture would be complete without bagpipes, shown here echoing throughout Mantra.No night of Scottish culture would be complete without bagpipes, shown here echoing throughout Mantra.

Aye, a wee birl whilst babbin at the bowster.Aye, a wee birl whilst babbin at the bowster.

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  • Comment Link Monday, 17 December 2012 10:33 posted by GBurnes

    It looks like someone is working for a free trip to Scotland.... Bring a camera and make it a travel video!

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