Saturday, December 17, Italian Food Festival at
La Bella Italia, with specialties, live music, raffles and lots of
surprises. Only 299 baht for the whole menu inclusive 1 glass of house wine.
Call Franco or Roberto for group reservation and/or a map, at 0 9851 7607.
Saturday, December 17, Chiengmai Gymkhana Club is
staging their annual Christmas Party. Christmas food, entertainment,
and dance! Raffles with great prizes. Information and table reservation at
the club at 0 5324 1035.
Skๅl Chiang Mai and North Thailand will
have a Grand Christmas Skๅl Dinner Meeting on Sunday,
December 18 at the Sheraton Chiang Mai. Show, raffle prizes and lots of
surprises. The December Dinner is open for all those interested. To assist
the planning in this event, the Skๅl Club would appreciate your
advising your attendance by email to [email protected] or by fax to 0
5390 4777, (with a copy to Michael Vogt on [email protected])
Saturday and Sunday, December 17-18, Chiang Mai Cat and
Dog Show at the 700 Year Anniversary Complex, Gymnasium 2. Schedule as
follows: Saturday. December 17, 11 a.m. dogs, hound group, sporting group,
working group. At 1 p.m. Thai dogs and from 1.30 p.m. fancy dogs, cats,
rabbits and more domestic pets. Cat shows are from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a
Thai cat group (Siamese, Korat), Persian cat group (Persian, Himalayan,
Exotic) and rare cat breeds like Javanese and Oriental Longhair. Sunday
December 18 is reserved from 10 a.m. for terriers, toy dogs, non sporting
dogs, a student art contest, a dog agility show and a dog beauty show at
Community Church Chiang Mai December dates: Sunday,
December 18, Christmas Family Service at Chiang Mai Community Church
(CMCC). Come early for Carol singing. Saturday, December 24 — 11
p.m. Can-dlelight Communion Service (CMCC), Sunday, December 25, Christmas
Day Family Service at CMIS, 10 a.m.
Doi Kham Royal Project Fair: December 22 – 25 at
CMU exhibition hall. Agricultural products from the Royal Project at unique
Jazz me to the Moon! Jazz on a winter’s night will
evoke the Gatsby era on December 23 at Ben Niwas House.
Professional jazz musicians lined up include Brigitte Escobar from Europe,
Greg Lyons, Koh Mr Saxman, Jan Narisara and Pom Auto Baan, along with the
band of Kru Boy from Payap University. Start at 6.30 p.m. White clothing in
keeping with the Gatsby theme is preferred. Details, directions and tickets
for 1,300 baht at tel 0 5381 4444-5 and HinLe Shop at 0 532 42621.
Chiang Mai Expats Club will have a Christmas Eve
Buffet Lunch on Saturday, December 24 at 11.30 a.m. at the
Chiangmai Orchid Hotel. Adults 400 baht p.p. Children under 6 eat free.
Lucky Draw! For more info, email at: [email protected] club.com,
Hatha Kriya Yoga, Preksha Meditation Retreat Atonement
from December 27, 2005 – January 09, 2006. Daily classes and seminar.
Information from e-mail: marce [email protected] , Uli, 0 1881 4486,
Monika, 0 5864 0146.
“Experience Bamboo” at CMU Art Museum from 16
December 2005 - 20 January 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Bamboo
Architecture and Art by Markus Heinsdorff and Christoph Toenges,
organized by The Goethe Institute. Bamboo is one of our fascinating building
materials, fast renewable and ecological resource.
ArtSpace offers on-going community classes for
beginners or intermediate levels, focusing on a variety of painting classes.
Professional lecturer/artist Chad-wick and Laura are currently displaying
work at ‘Ginger’, beside ‘The House’ Restaurant.
Professional quality, stretched canvases are available. Info at 0 4041 7982
The Writers Club and Wine Bar in conjunction with the
Suvannabhumi art gallery is staging a six month season (until February 2006)
of contemporary Burmese art, by leading artists, some of whose work can not
be shown in Burma because of its political nature. Open Sundays – Fridays,
12 – midnight, closed on Saturdays on Rachadamnoen Road, opposite La Villa
Informal Northern Thai Group meets Tuesday, January
17, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Fran็aise Chiang Mai. Everybody
is welcome. The speaker will be: Kwanchewan Buada-eng: “Continuation and
Disruption of Karen Religious Movement: Case of the Myitta Byamasoe
in Burma” For more information e-mail: brihubb @loxinfo.co.th
Hillside 4 Charity Rooftop Party. Entrance tickets,
T-Shirts and raffle tickets at all Rimping outlets on the following dates:
at Mee Chok Branch on Saturday 17 December. At Chotana Branch on Sunday 18
December, and at Rimping Nawarat on Monday 19 December, 2005. Also available
at Hillside 4 reception desk, The Pub on Huay Kaew Road, and Soho
Bar Huay Kaew Road. Or from Marion at the Chiangmai Mail office
(0 5323 4102). For sponsorships from your company call board member Steve
Yarnold at 0 9555 9179,
Dining and Restaurants
Amari Rincome Hotel is ready
for Christmas. Christmas Eve Gala Buffet, Christmas Brunch on December 25,
Christmas Gala Dinner on Saturday December 25, and a huge count down for the
year end. Make your reservation well in advance at the Guest Relation
desk or at La Gritta Restaurant. Telephone 0 5322 1130.
Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, the Sandwich Specialist
in Chiang Mai since 1998, has opened its third branch at the new Sompetch
Gold Place, a few meters before you reach the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. All
branches serve sandwich extravaganzas with amazing quality at reasonable
prices. Branches 1 and 2 are at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways
office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel.
Buonissimo, La Trattoria del Sergio. Italian
Restaurant, delicatessen, and wine shop. Christmas Orders being taken now.
Call, come to the shop, or even order by Internet, [email protected] .co.th.
Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or check: www.buonissim.co.th
Chiangmai Kebab opens daily at 8.30 a.m. – 2.30
a.m. From breakfast to traditional home made Pita bread, salad and your
choice of chicken or beef Kebab with the sauce you choose. They also serve
Falafel and Samosa fresh daily. Parking next to DK Book Shop behind
Oriflame. Tel. 0 7188 1832
Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza. A haven
of good food to let you relax after a hectic day and enjoy fondue with the
family. Place your table reservations for the festive season now. Call 0
9423 1688 or
0 5320 1551.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will host an exclusive
‘Christmas Sunday Brunch’ at Lanna Terrace on Christmas
Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a scrumptious feast of live cooking
action stations featuring favorite cuisines from around the world. Dim Sum,
antipasti or Mediterranean tapas, foie gras and Thai dishes are on offer and
complemented by juices and Smoothies bar plus unlimited martinis or beers.
Price is 2,000 baht plus tax and service charge per person and half price
for children under 12. Reservations highly recommended at 0 5329 8181 or
email: siriluck.lertlarpyot @fourseasons.com.
Fresh Farm Company delivers delicatessen to your
door. Beers in barrels, wines from Italy, Germany, Rumania, even Crikova
Sparkling wines from Russia. Add smoked salmon or fresh rainbow trout and
make your festive season a success. Alfred Herbold, phone and fax 0 5386
Glass Onion, Wine, Piano or cocktail bar? Sundowner
venue or late night snacks? Expect the unexpected! The Glass Onion, 61
Nimmanahaeminda Avenue in the Room #1 Mall. Parking at rear. Open daily
except Mondays from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Reservations: 0 5321 8479
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Christmas Eve buffet on December
24. A merry
soiree set around the swimming pool with finest Christmas delights, a ballet
performance and Carol singers whilst Santa and his Santarinas visit young
and old. From 6 – 10 p.m. at Baht 750++ per person. Children 4-12 years at
Baht 375++ per child including a Christmas potion. Christmas Day Brunch
buffet December 25 at the Mae Ping Coffee shop from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Baht 495++ per person. Children 4-12 at Baht 245++ per child. Early
reservations recommended. Ticket sales at the lobby from December 20-24 from
9 a.m – 9 p.m. More information and reservation at 0 5328 3900.
La Casa, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes
of home cooked specialties at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. and you will receive 10
percent discount by cutting out their advert from the Chiangmai Mail.
Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.
Le Crystal, new French Restaurant offers special
menus for Lunch and dinner throughout December plus an extensive menu for
Xmas and New Year. Good tasty French dishes, outstanding service and a wine
cellar which is a showpiece in itself. For more information or reservations
please call 0 5387 2890-1. The restaurant is just north of Lanna Hospital
along the river. An interactive map can be viewed at
Mi Casa, homely, artistic and Mediterranean in the
middle of Chiang Mai on Suthep Road holds a Sunday Jazz Brunch with
lots of specialties, prepared by Spanish chef Kike. Open from Tuesday to
Sunday from 12 noon – 2.30 p.m. and for dinner from 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Telephone 0 9536 4540 or email [email protected] .com. Mi Casa, 60 Moo 8,
Suthep Road, Chiang Mai.
My Home, eat and feel at home at ‘My Home’ with
daily specials like their specialty: Burmese chicken or Burmese goat….Open
daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Parking available. 328/1 Charoenrad Rd. Watket
District, Muang, Tel. 0 5324 2505, Fax: 0 5324 2506
Pum Pui, the one and only in Chiang Mai, might not be
easy to find but when you do, it is definitely worth it! Pizzas, freshest
Italian salads and a huge wine selec-tionษTable Reservation at 0 5327
8209, 24/1 Moon Muang Soi 2.
Rachamankha Hotel is known as the chic place
to celebrate Christmas and/or New Year. Reservations for their
romantic Xmas and New Year celebrations can be made at 0 5390 4111.Check
advertising with menu details on Page 13 and 19.
Saenkham Terrace Restaurant will have a Christmas
specialties buffet on Sunday, December 25 at 7 p.m. Turkey, German
sausages, and everybody’s favorite Christmas goodies. Entertainment: Jazz
Music, door prizes and wine by Ambrose Wines. Adults 800 baht, children 400
baht. Reservation needed at Clubhouse Ban Naifan 2 or Tel. 0 5383 8990.
Schmidt Co in Chiang Mai offers the best brands of
latest products for bakeries and pastry chefs to get ready for the high
season. Sweets, flours, imported chocolates and more. Call 0 5329 7880-1 for
Seven Suns Restaurant and Guesthouse are rumored to
have the finest Fish and Chips you can find. Worth a try! Great for a light
lunch. Seven Suns at 155 Rachamanka Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, telephone
0 5381 4325. Open daily. Aussie Big Breakfast served all day.
The House celebrates Christmas with luxurious different
Gala menus. The chic and warm feeling of the antique house and the
middle eastern-Indian ambiance of the Tapas Bar will give you the feeling of
a dinner in the surroundings of your own home. For menu, check advertising
on Front Page. For reservation call 0 5341 9011, or e-mail: thehouse
The Pub on Huey Kaew Road will celebrate Christmas
on Sunday, 25. The menu is on display in the bar. Seats are limited so
bookings are taken with a deposit of 200 baht. New Years Party on Saturday,
December 31. Thai/European buffet, raffle and dancing to the sounds of The
Dee Band. Tickets are 200 baht each and again numbers are limited so get in
quick. Call 0 5321 1550 for more information.
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan will pamper
their guests with three huge sumptuous buffets on Saturday 24, Sunday 25
and Saturday December 31 from 6.30 p.m. onwards. Smoked Salmon, Venison,
Turkey, home made sausages, pates, ham and many more goodies. Be sure to
reserve your table in time. Adults 599 baht, Children 299 baht. Open for
lunch and then dinner from 5 p.m. onwards, (daily except Tuesdays). Call
Joerg or Sunisa Eisen-schmidt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.
TTK, The Thai Kebab, on Changklan Road opposite CM
Central Hospital serves kebab, schnitzel, falafel, hummus and much more.
Free salad, pickles and sauce to every meal. Open daily from 11.30 – 22.30
except Sunday. Telephone 0 5382 0234, or 0 9634 4249
Movie Schedule Chiang Mai
Interested in what is shown at ALL
theaters in Chiang Mai? Check this out: http://
www.movieseer.com DisplayPerDay.asp?Channel=2 It has
all the movies and times at all the theaters in Chiang Mai.
Art films at CMU. Free movies every
Saturday at 6.30 p.m. in the Roof Top of Media Arts and Design Building at
CMU Arts Museum. More information at 0 5394 4846, ext 22.
Chiang Mai Expats Club. Meets
every 2nd and 4th
Saturday of the month at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on Huey Kaew
Road at 10.30 a.m. For more info, email [email protected] sclub.com,
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the
LuckyDogs Ltd.) has moved to new premises, only 5 km from the old site.
Bigger kennels with wider running space for the necessary play and exercise.
For more information contact Nienke Parma, MD LuckyDogs, at 0 9997 8146 or
email: c_dpro [email protected]
A matchmaker service of sorts is fixing up families with pets who
really need homes. The Lanna Dog Rescue, a very active group in
Chiang Mai, is determined to improve the lives of abandoned and sick dogs
that should have happy homes. Temples often act as shelters for unwanted
dogs. The Lanna Dog Rescue is working with temples by organizing
sterilizations, and providing vaccinations, medical care and food. For
information, please go to www.lannadog.net.