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After Hangover Celebration
Restaurant Brasserie Rosal
17 January 2021
12:30 for 1 pm
€24 per member
Increased to €25 to avoid coin handling
The extra Euro will be held in the Charity Donation Fund
Due to increased Covid-19 restrictions we regret
that this lunch is cancelled.
Marinated Salmon Carpaccio with honey-mustard sauce and a small salad
OR Cauliflower-Curry soup with chicken strips and fresh herbs
OR Baked feta cheese gratinated with herbal tomato sauce
Oven Stewed Lamb in red wine sauce served with mashed potatoes and Mediterranean vegetables
OR Pan Fried Skewer of Salmon and Prawns with white wine sauce served with sauteed potatoes
OR Creamy Chicken Stroganoff with herbal rice, sauteed potatoes and fresh vegetables
Chocolate Gateaux with vanilla ice cream
OR Fruit Salad
OR Cheese variation
The usual drinks are included
Note that the maximum possible number of attendees is 50.
2nd 3rd 4th December
O Barradas (near Silves)
Due to Covid-19 limitations we will hold
TWO Christmas meals on the same day
LUNCH (12:30 for 1:00) and DINNER (6:30 for 7:00)
each will be limited to 22 people
(including Santa who has been invited to both)
Due to demand an extra lunch has been added.
All three meals will now be lunches which will be held at 12:30 for 13:00 on the following dates in December:
Lunch on the 28th November now on 2nd
Dinner on the 28th November now on 3rd
Lunch on 5th December now on 4th
Each of our Christmas events will commence with a welcome drink:
Glass of Rosé wine Quinta do Barradas
with homemade pate canapés.
Bread, butter, carrot salad with olives, homemade cheese crackers
and beetroot crème.
Smoked salmon with dill dip and strawberry salad. Or
Homemade Pumpkin soup with chestnut and ginger. Or
Goat cheese tart with figs in Moscatel.
Fried fish fillet with capers, lemon and garlic. Or
Mediterranean lamb with raspberry. Or
Turkey with sage and onion stuffing and mini sausages.
All served with sweet potato mash,
house potato (fried with onion and garlic in olive oil),
rice and roasted vegetables with rosemary.
Clementine mousse with mango sorbet. Or
Christmas Pudding and brandy custard.
Coffee, served with mince pie.
Red, White and Rosé wines, water, soft drinks.
Inclusive price €35.00 by pre-payment only.
This restaurant is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and excellent cuisine, and it certainly didn’t disappoint, we’ve received feedback from some of our members to say how much they enjoyed
thier lunches. Originally planned as both lunch and dinner on November 28th we were forced by Covid-19 restrictions to re schedule to lunches on 3 consecutive days accommodating 60 of our members in
total. In the event this change worked extremely well and everyone seems to have enjoyed the excellent lunch provided by Luis and his attentive staff, firstly in the Garden Room on the first two
days, and since the weather rapidly changed on day three, this lunch was hosted in the cosy restaurant room with a lovely log-fire burning brightly to warm us all. Santa was unable to attend as usual
due to Covid-19 travel restrictions; however his elves and reindeer team did deliver a selection of presents in time.
A selection of photos taken over the three days are below.
Saturday 17th October
Car Treasure Hunt
Restaurante Dom Joao
Approx 40 km country drive from a start location in Silves where there is a cafe for non-alcoholic refreshments to a traditional Portuguese restaurant near the Alvor Aerodrome where we will have lunch.
Detailed Treasure Hunt starting point joining instructions will be provided only after booking.
Minimum 2 and maximum 4 people per car, all must be a CASA member. We don't recommend sharing a car between households but if you decide to do so please ensure you follow the current regulations.
The Treasure Hunt / Motor Meander will start from 10:00 (cars will be dispatched at short intervals between 10:30 and 11:00) and should take about 1 ½ hours to complete.
There will be a prize for the most clues correctly solved en-route.
Please note that this is not a race, there is no advantage in completing the route quickly!
The prize plus a trophy to be held for one year will be presented during lunch.
It is not necesary to take part in order to join the lunch which is available separately.
If joining for lunch only without taking part in the treasure hunt please arrive no later than 12:45 as the lunch will be served at 13:00 sharp.
We are additionally looking at holding a small quiz during lunch, there will be a small prize for the winner.
LUNCH MENU -
STARTERS: Bread, Olives, Croquets of Bacalhau.
MAINS: Fish of the day with boiled potatoes OR
Hake fillets with chips OR
Entrecosto Grelhado (Ribs) with Chips OR
Strogonoff with rice.
DESSERTS: Torta de limão merengue OR
Salada de frutas frescas OR
Meal includes Wine, beer, water and coffee.
Combined Price for the Treasure Hunt and/or Lunch: €20 p.p.
Same price for those that come only for the lunch where all fees will be collected.
Any pre-lunch refreshments are not included in the lunch price so should be paid for when ordering.
Maximum of 30 people for both the Treasure Hunt and Lunch.
First Three Maskateers 27 Points
Second Algarve Raiders 26.5 Points
Third Three Legs 25.5 Points
Fourth Bedlington Terriers 23 Points
Fifth In...trepid...ation 18 Points
Sixth The Lost ones 16.5 Points
Seventh Intrepid Trio 14 Points
Wooden Spoon Pio Po 5 Points
Ninth No names on answer sheet 2 Points
Tenth No answer sheet returned 0 Points
Saturday 12th September
'Al Fresco' Lunch
In the gardens of
Restaurante Jardim das Oliveiras
on the road to Foia from Monchique
Jardim das Oliveiras is a traditional Portuguese restaurant with a long-standing excellent reputation. This will be CASA's first meal here.
Starters on the table to be shared -
Mushroom, ham, chorizo, polenta and asadura
Main Course :
Pork loin with chestnuts
Lamb in the oven with prunes
Rooster from the hills
Choice of deserts - "too many to mention"
Wine, bread, soft drinks, coffee etc. are included.
Various table sizes will be available to a maximum of 8 people.
Please arrive from 12:30 for 1 o'clock service.
Inclusive price is 27€ per person.
Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 40 people.
Please note that this lunch is Members Only.
Last date for booking was 5th September.
Saturday 15th February
Restaurant Ponto de Encontro, Carvoeiro.
12:30 for 1 p.m.
Cauliflower Soup or
Mushrooms in a garlic butter sauce or
Shrimps with garlic sauce.
Grilled Salmon with orange or
Grilled Stone Bass or
Tropical Chicken or
Pork Loin with either mushroom or pepper sauce (need to choose)
The above fish will be served with French fries and vegetables, or for the meat boiled potatoes and vegetables if preferred (need to choose which; French fries or boiled potatoes)
Apple crumble with Ice cream or
Choice of the dessert of the day.
½ Litre of wine per person: White / red / rosé wine
beer, soft drink, water & coffee.
30 CASA members and guests attended the “After Valentine’s Day” lunch at Ponto de Encontro in Carvoeiro on the 15th February. A Valentine’s quiz was held with the winner of this receiving a bottle of ‘bubbly’. To maintain the theme heart shaped chocolates were also served for all to have with their after lunch coffee. A wonderful meal and the great service received from Paulo, aided by his staff, was appreciated by all; we thank them for making this a very enjoyable occasion.