Dear Members and friends,
As the new year is drawing closer, I hope the below selection of wonderful restaurants all offering delicious lunches, to enjoy with old and new friends, will be the perfect boost to combat any winter blues.
As a reminder we also have lunch events on 29th November at Solar do Farelo, Mexilhoeira Grande and on 6th December at Portarade restaurant, Ferragudo . There is still time to register, so please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24 JANUARY 2020, RESTAURANT FAINA, PORTIMAO RIVERSIDE
Restaurant FAINA is nestled next to the Museu de Portimao, overlooking the mini marina by Portimao Clube Naval, providing a lovely view in winter to enjoy ones lunch! Perhaps make an afternoon of it by visiting the museum too.
€21.00 for members and €22.00 for non members. Meeting 12.30hr for a 13.00hr start.
A selection of finger foods served with soup:
Mini Tibornas de Conservas Algarvias Saboreal e cogumelo (mini toasted bread with garlic and olive oil with various toppings from a famous local Portuguese cannery of tuna, mackerel & sardines, celebrating Museu de Portimao’s heritage) & mini toasted bread with mushroom toppings
Ovos com Biqueirão (finger bites of omelette with speciality fish Biqueirão)
Cream of Vegetable soup
Lasanha de Bacalhau e Camarão (cod fish and prawn lasagne) with salad
Duck rice with salad
Panna Cotta with sweet blueberry sauce
Chocolate mousse with a hint of chilli
Coffee OR Tea, served with a shot serving of the warming local speciality liquor Medronho or Melosa (medronho with honey)
2 glasses per person of house white or red wine
A beer, or a bottle of water
18 FEBRUARY 2020, PESTANA ALVOR PARK HOTEL, ALVOR
A lunch not to miss! A lovely four star hotel situated in Alvor which supplies a spectacular lunch with lots of variety and limitless drinks. Just the heart warming lunch one needs in long February!
Meeting in the ground floor dining room at 12.30hrs for a 13.00hr start. €21 per member or €22.00 for non members
Bread, butter and tuna pate
STARTERS: a selection of the below is presented to the table for you to enjoy what you like
Dates & Bacon wraps
Bruchetta tomato toasts
MAIN COURSE: all served with salad
‘Espiritual’ cod & prawns in a creamy sauce, topped with mashed potato, served on a roof tile
Black pork with bacon in the form of sausages, served with caramalised onions
As portions are generous, if one wishes, it is possible to enjoy both the cod and pork!
Vegetarian lasagne (served separately) with salad and fries
DESSERTS: a wonderful mini ‘buffet’ selection of mini cakes and sweet deserts, served if one wishes with a glass of Port Wine.
DRINKS: ALL ARE LIMITLESS
House red or white wine
10 MARCH 2020, BAMBOO GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT, PRAIA DA ROCHA
Located on the main Avenida, a beach or marina walk can be enjoyed before or after this delicious lunch.
Price €19.50 for members and €21.00 for non members. TIP INCLUDED
Meeting at 12.30hrs for a 13.00hr start
Vegetable Spring Rolls & Spare Ribs with Prawn crackers.
MAIN COURSE:- all served with egg fried rice and mixed vegetables
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Chicken Black Bean sauce
“Happy Family” – mixed meat plate (pork, beef, chicken & prawns)
Vegetable Chop Suey with boiled rice
Ice cream with a coffee or tea
DRINKS: 2 glasses of house red or white wine, 1 large beer or 1 water
M2M - WALKS: I know we have some keen walkers in our association and with this is mind, two members have volunteered to organise a weekly walk. These would be about 2-3 hours in length and would be in areas of natural beauty throughout the countryside. The walks are around the Algarve and the Alentejo area, Aljezur – Sagres – Monchique – Carvoeiro – Loule. If you would be interested in this activity please contact Christel Lohmann on email@example.com and Jonny Brittain on firstname.lastname@example.org who can tell you more about it. Non-members of course will be welcome to join in too so bring friends along. These walks are not AFPOP events and Insurances must be arranged by yourself and details are directly with Christel and Jonny.
I end wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to welcoming you to our events in the new year.