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Closing at 31h30 only?

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Our opening hours are from 5pm till late “only” and not as shown on the picture.

And yep, we’re open throughout the Songkran holidays, except Tuesdays that is.
Reservations recommended; thank you!

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The Silly Days are here again!

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Be aware of the reckless and drunk traffic participants – it is a traffic war out there into which you do not want to get involved. Best is – as shown on the photo – to stay at home.
Second best option is to spend a pleasant evening in Pattaya’s arguably coolest garden restaurant; we’re open daily except Tuesdays as of 5 pm – reservations recommended. No traffic jam in our area guaranteed!
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Spot the difference?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Spot the difference? There is a valid reason, why the Chefs do the shopping themselves in person ……. 140910 Asparagus


Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Aficionados of Beer Lao in Pattaya must have realised by now, that there is no Beer Lao available in town – for whatever reason. Hence reason enough for us to wear off our slippers yesterday ……. 

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……. to get this problem fixed. And yes, we were successful and got our new supplies of ເບຍລາວ which looks like this:  

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Summer Days are here again!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

For April our Kitchen came up with following hot-weather-delights: 

To start off, the Chef created a Refreshing Cold Shrimps Salad with Exotic Fruit Cubes on a refreshing Lemon-Mint Dressing on a bed of fresh salad leaves from our own garden: 
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As far as the main course is concerned you’re spoilt for choice – again. 

The decision would be between a Low-Carb Delight; a Mixed Green Salad complemented by a Merlot-simmered Duck Leg ….  
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….. or then a more traditional fare of a Panfried John Dory Fishfilet with homemade Tartar Sauce, Duchesse Potatoes and Asparagus being wrapped in Ham.
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The delectable finish is offered as a Grand Marnier Savarin. Latter is a ring-shaped light cake soaked – in this case – in Grand Marnier Liqueur and presented with Blueberry Sauce.  
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And, as always, if you choose the entire set of starter, one of the two main courses and the dessert then we’ll knock off THB 50 per set. Hardly comes any better! Looking forward to welcoming you in our relaxed ambiance of Pattaya’s arguably nicest Garden Restaurant! 

Healthy visit!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Got “overrun” by two lovely ladies, Khun Kochanop and Khun Chompoonuch, last night at our restaurant. 

They visited us after we’ve been actively selling the health water shown in the green bottle. It is naturally carbonated, comes from Slovenia and is only one of two waters classified as “health” water in Europe. This very healthy gift for body and mind is available in half and one litre bottles. 

Name the product by email to by tomorrow, March 22nd, 2014 midnight and we serve you a one litre bottle free of charge with your next meal with us.
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OTC – without prescription!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Some people love our food but for one or the other reason cannot enjoy it at the restaurant due to an an upcoming soccer match or a car race.  

For those valuable guests we’ve invested in appropriate packaging and hence most of our menu items can be ordered to go. This over-the-counter (or OTC) though does not require medical assistance in form of a prescription. 
Gardenfresh Salads to Go

Ticino’s empty plate!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

We’re closed Tuesdays (every Tuesday that is) and hence our plates stay …. empty. We thank for your understanding and look forward to present you with fuller plates from Wednesdays to Mondays, nightly as of 5 pm. Thank You!
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Friday, March 14th, 2014

Fettuccina, Fettuccine, Fettuccini or Fettuccino?  

Which ones are correct and and why? Unlike English, not really known for having spelling rules, the Italians have rules with no exception (well, except possibly taxation and politics?). 

FettuccinE is it the plural of the feminine noun FettuccinA; latter being the diminutive of Fettuccia which stands for ribbon. As we serve more non-Italian-native-speakers we adopted the (incorrect) English use of Fettuccini. Those pasta ribbons are of Roman origin (unlike the thinner Tagliatelle or wider Pappardelle) and we pride ourselves in making those ourselves. Keeps our kitchen brigade busy during the off hours and our customers happy with top quality! Available nightly except Tuesdays with a variation of fresh made sauces at Ticino Restaurant!Fettuccine04

Amuse what?

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

We sometimes present “amuse bouches”, pronounced “aˌmyzˈbuʃs” (mouth amusers) being a single-bite size creation of the kitchen.

This – free – greeting comes with the compliments and the discretion of the Chef. It changes very regularly and is not on our extensive menu; some samples of the creativity of our Chef are shown hereafter and – according to a customer statement – they taste even better than they look! 

Today’s question: What’s the (French) slang for “Amuse Bouche”?

Right answer until Sunday, March 16th, 2014 by email to wins a glass of house wine, a local beer or any soft drink – of your choice! Amuse Bouche2 Amuse bouche4 Amuse Bouche5 Amuse Bouche7 Amuse Bouche6