If you think that was good – wait till the 11th

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Casa Pascal restaurant had the second half of its 10 year celebrations last weekend.  A New Orleans flair menu was prepared for the diners, with a great musical evening presented by Thailand’s top saxophonist, Koh Mr. Saxman.

It was pointed out just how Casa Pascal has become part of the ‘real’ Pattaya, now being the only high end restaurant with the same location, same management and same owners after 10 years.  Even the Pattaya Mayor popped in during the previous week, to add City Hall’s congratulations.

Koh Mr. Saxman and his band of renown perform for the 10th anniversary guests.Koh Mr. Saxman and his band of renown perform for the 10th anniversary guests.

Two tables had double celebrations, with Kevin Fisher’s Mum (broken toes and all) and Monika Rottmann both having their birthdays that evening, with Koh Mr. Saxman serenading both the ladies with a jazz version of “Happy Birthday.”

One very happy table was populated by expatriate Welsh people from Swansea, who are regulars at Casa Pascal and in the midst of them all was a very famous Welsh comedian Owen Money MBE, who was obviously enjoying himself.

There was no doubt that jazz as a genre is still very popular, with many CD’s of Koh Mr. Saxman and his band being purchased and a queue at the end clamoring for the famous saxophonist to autograph their copy.  Their rendition of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five (written by saxophonist Paul Desmond) had the diners on their feet applauding.

At the end of the night, the MC announced, “If you think that was good – wait till the 11th!”  While waiting for the next anniversary, Pascal and Kim and the staff of Casa Pascal are ready to continue serving some of the finest food on the Eastern Seaboard.

(L to R) Koh Mr. Saxman serenades Kim Schnyder and Jewelry McDicken.(L to R) Koh Mr. Saxman serenades Kim Schnyder and Jewelry McDicken.

Koh Mr. Saxman plays a great tune accompanied by Phang Khow.Koh Mr. Saxman plays a great tune accompanied by Phang Khow.

“This one is dedicated to you…”“This one is dedicated to you…”

The sultry Phang Khow spices up the evening with her beautiful voice.The sultry Phang Khow spices up the evening with her beautiful voice.

Koh Mr. Saxman is one of a kind.Koh Mr. Saxman is one of a kind.

Pascal (left) and Kim (right) welcome Koh Mr. Saxman to the restaurant’s 10th anniversary celebration.Pascal (left) and Kim (right) welcome Koh Mr. Saxman to the restaurant’s 10th anniversary celebration.

Many of Kim and Pascal’s close friends turned up to wish them a very happy 10th anniversary.Many of Kim and Pascal’s close friends turned up to wish them a very happy 10th anniversary.

Judy and Bruce Hoppe keenly anticipate a great musical evening ahead.Judy and Bruce Hoppe keenly anticipate a great musical evening ahead.

This group from Wales is obviously having a great time.This group from Wales is obviously having a great time.