Dear Members and friends,
Albeit already into the New Year I wish you all good health and joy for 2020, and the new decade! For those I met last year, thank you for your kindness in welcoming me and support as I took on this role. I look forward to meeting many more members this year and welcoming them to events.
Below is a reminder of superb lunches scheduled in the Portimão and Monchique area.
There is still time to register for them all, so please email: email@example.com. The more the merrier! Friends are very welcome too.
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! Faina is relatively new, already locally renound for its good service and delicious food. 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! Perhaps combine it with a walk along Ria do Alvor boardwalk, by the fisherman's cottages.
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 at Praia da Rocha, 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
I look forward to welcoming you to the lunches and if you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me. As I work, please bare with me if I do not immediately respond to your emails, I am aware of each and will respond.