Thailand Chapitre
Bailliage Provincial of Eastern Seaboard
Pattaya, February 24, 2018
An evening full of iconic moments
" It was another wonderful Chaîne night in Pattaya and one to remember for sure "

Members and their guests gathered at the InterContinental Resort Pattaya for the Bailliage’s annual Chapitre to welcome new members and celebrate promotions.

Our own Bailli Délégué Honoraire Joe Thawilvejjakul presided over the ceremony in his capacity as a Member of the Conseil Magistral. Four new members were inducted, three were promoted and four new members joined the Bailliage’s Council. Additionally, two of the new members were inducted into the Ordre Mondial.

After the ceremony everyone mingled at “Elements”, the InterContinental’s restaurant with its beautiful view over Pattaya Bay. Champagne Laurent-Perrier and pass arounds were served at the reception.

Moving to the hotel’s ballroom for the Gala Dinner, the diners were regaled with a fine selection of courses paired with excellent wines, all the while enjoying each other’s company.

Bailli Provincial Peter Windgasse welcomed member Harry Bradbury from the Bailliage of Hawaii and Mathi Gerds from Malaysia. David Cumming, our new Conseiller Gastronomique Provincial, and Sukij Wanpuech, the InterContinental’s Executive Chef, guided us through the delights to come.


USA scallop tartare, baby octopus
avocado mousse and baby sprouts
2015 Livon Sauvignon Blanc, Collio, Italy

Miso pork consommé
slow-cooked pork belly, quail egg, pickled daikon
Sake Kagatobi Junmai Daiginjo Ai, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Pistachio and almond crusted king fish
tomato, olive and artichoke salad
2015 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc ‘Les Jalets’
Paul Jaboulet, Rhône, France

Rosella Champagne granita

Beef trio
Oven-roasted Australian beef sirloin, braised short rib
fried oxtail wrapped with tofu sheet and lentil purée
peppers and Bourbon sauce
2011 Monteverro IGT Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy

Fleur de Chèvre, Roquefort, Brie de Meaux
honey, nuts, dried fruits
2015 Alois Lageder Pinot Nero, Alto Adige, Italy

Dark chocolate crémeux with almond and hazelnut ice cream
2009 Antinori Muffato della Sala, Umbria, Italy

Freshly-brewed coffee or tea

With the dessert, Barry Upton, our new Chargé de Missions Provincial and former Brit Pop star, entertained us with a performance from his pop songs repertoire. Rather unusual for a Chapitre but very well appreciated!

It was another wonderful Chaîne night in Pattaya and one to remember for sure.

Vive la Chaîne!

Peter Windgasse
Bailli Provincial