Dining Out Group – Girasole

gOn Thursday night the Dining Out Grouo ate at the Girasole Italian Restaurant. Yes another Italian restaurant! The Girasole and its sister restaurant De Stefano’s have been around as long as I can remember.

Our convenor, Paul, said about the evening,

Dinner at Girasole Italian Restaurant was a delight. They were incredibly accommodating and gave us a private room, a discount for all the diners as well as future discount cards. We had a group of 20 and the owner joined us. The food was good and the service was very good and very professional. The diners all seemed to socialize well together and had a good time.”

It was a wonderful evening, one of the better dining out functions. For starters we had complimentary bruchetta and finished off with a complimentary liquor. For the main course I had halibut and chips and Toy had seafood risotto. Both were delicious.


Our Dining Room




Halibut & Chips


Seafood Risetto



Travel Club – How To Pack A Suitcase


BOAC Airliner

suitcaseAt the Travel Club meeting last night at the Sangdee Gallery there was a fascinating talk by former air steward Richard Bartholomew, “How to Pack a Suitcase and other Tales of Flying”. Richard was formally a steward, for 34 years,  with BOAC which merged into British Airways.

He packed his suitcase while he entertained with stories about his flying experiences. His somewhat amusing presentation included two plane evacuations within one week of each other. Despite this, he reassured his audience of the safety of flying. He said the greatest hazard was drunk passengers.He explained that the  crew do not like to be called flight attendants, but prefer steward or stewardess or simply by their name.

Richard Before the Meeting

Richard Before the Meeting

Packing Completed

Packing Completed



Dining Out Group – Taj Mahal

Last Thursday night the Dining Out Group ate at the Taj Mahal Indian restaurant. It is located at 99 Ratchapakhinai Rd, about 100 metres from the Wawee Coffee intersection, in  Ratchadamnoen Road (Sunday Walking Street).

Our large group of over 20 diners tested the kitchen facilities and some were served their meals very late. The restaurant was closed to the public for the evening. All meals are cooked freshly  to order from the extensive menu and are of fresh quality. The chef received a hand of applause at the end of the evening. The service was very attentive and they really tried hard to please.

We ordered an appetiser, a mushroom dish, and a chicken & tomato dish. All were delicious.

Another good Dining Out function with good food and good company.

Here are some photos taken by Nop.


Paul & Chef Centre, Waiters Left & Right

Paul & Chef Centre, Waiters left & Right

Happy Diners

Me & Paul

Me & Paul