Friday, 12 April 2013 By Paul Strachan
For me Mantra Restaurant (part of the Amari Orchid Resort) has always been a bit special, with its amazing cocktail bar, elegantly attired staff, and a vast menu with dishes from all over the world.
Mantra, where they dare to be different, has been hosting various performances over the years including a Scottish themed evening, various musical acts and now they have added in an extra sprinkle of magic by showcasing the talents of the world famous magician Howard Posener every Wednesday night.
Howard poses for a photo opportunity with Dueanpen “Tuk” Thongsombut (Amari Orchid Pattaya assistant sales director), Tony Malhotra (deputy managing director of Pattaya Mail Media Group), Richard Margo (resident manager of Amari Orchid Resort), Brendan Daly (general manager of Amari Orchid Resort) and Paul Strachan from PMTV.
Howard is the magician to the stars; he has been flown all over the world and performed his wonderful art for Michael Caine, Leonardo DeCaprio and the like.
His specialty is table top magic, with various tricks utilizing coins, elastic bands and of course the good old deck of playing cards.
He has over two hundred tricks that he can perform and Howard’s easy way with the guests means he can adapt to the style and environment of the surroundings, making the most of the facilities and characters at hand.
Is this your card Madam?
Wednesday, April 3, was Howard’s first night at Mantra and the restaurant was filled with the sounds of cheers and clapping as he went from table to table.
The night was also the launch of the a new steak menu at Mantra with Chef Leonard Faust creating a fine selection of succulent steaks such as rib eye, sirloins, lamb and the huge wagyu burger.
Mantra is continually evolving and as General Manager Brendan Daly remarked, “You have to keep moving, this is the process, this is what keeps the team and the offer to our customers fresh and attractive.”
Howard Posener will perform at Mantra from 7 p.m. every Wednesday. For more detail, go online to: www.mantra-pattaya.com Howard Posener – magician to the stars.