C.A.S.A. - the Social Club
C.A.S.A.  -  the Social Club

Recent Events

For interest, this page contains events which we have held over the last year.  It contains the description provided prior to the event and, as appropriate, some comments and photographs added afterwards.

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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.

 

Appetizers
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

 

Main courses
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


Dessert
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

 

Christmas Celebration

 

at

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.


Couvert:

Bread, butter, carrot salad with olives, homemade cheese crackers

and beetroot crème.


Entradas:

Smoked salmon with dill dip and strawberry salad. Or
Homemade Pumpkin soup with chestnut and ginger. Or
Goat cheese tart with figs in Moscatel.


Main courses:

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.


Dessert:

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

followed by

Lunch at

 

Restaurante Dom Joao

near Alvor

 

 

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    

                      Pudim Flan.   

 

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.

Members Only.

 

 

Saturday saw 10 cars of keen competitors gather for a staggered start from Recanto dos Mouros for the 1 1/2 hour Treasure Hunt.  Clues were solved, or not, along the way. A few cars managed to miss turnings and other minor navigational mishaps - but that's all part of the fun! One team was a little late arriving at Dom Joao, but all did arrive safely in time for our lunch, which was much enjoyed.  Following lunch the prizes were awarded in reverse order of the top 3 and finally the much coveted Wooden Spoon - this team are allowed to keep their prize - unlike the silver cups which we do expect back for next year!
As an experiment this year we also held a car related quiz over lunch, the prize for this went to a table with a perfect 20/20 score by Do, Mavis, Ernie and Michael who had not taken place in the Treasure Hunt.
Al in all a very pleasant day out and our thanks go to the staff of both Recanto dos Mouros and Dom Joao  for their kind assistance and support.
We also thank our volunteer judges (Jan and David) for generously giving up much of thier time organising both the Treasure Hunt and the Quiz and for scoring all the results.
 
A list of the teams and scores is below these pictures.

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.

 

MENU

 

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.

"Spot The Member"

Competion

July / August

 

Resulted in a tie between Kareen & Cecilia

who will each receive a  meal voucher.

 

 

Winners of the

CASA Monthly 'Lockdown'

Photo Competition.

 

June

 

Theme : Pet (or Pets) in Lockdown

 

 

Winner : Michele

May

Theme : The door/entrance to your home

 


Winner:     Ernie with

                   'All’s well on the home front'

April

 

Theme  'Keeping busy in Lockdown'

 

Winner - Karen  with  'Lemon Marmalade'

 

Sunday 17th May

 

Sunday Lunch

at

 

Cinzas

Caldas de Monchique

 

 

Update 28 March - CANCELLED due to Covid-19

Saturday 18th April

 

Lunch

at

Asia - Tokyo Restaurant

 

Praia  da  Rocha

 

12.30 for 1 p.m.

 

 

Update 18 March - CANCELLED due to Covid-19

CASA

2020 A.G.M.

& Dinner

 

Big Red's

Steak House

Alvor

 

 

Saturday 14th March 2020

 

We very much regret that we had to cancel the AGM due to the Corvid-19 outbreak. 

The AGM has been re-scheduled for March 2021 at Big Red's.
 

Valentine’s Lunch

 

Saturday  15th  February

 

 

Restaurant Ponto de Encontro, Carvoeiro.

 

12:30 for 1 p.m.

 

 

Price: €22\€24.


Covert
Starters:

          Cauliflower Soup or

          Mushrooms in a garlic butter sauce or

          Shrimps with garlic sauce.
Main course:

          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)
Dessert:

           Apple crumble with Ice cream or

           Choice of the dessert of the day.
Drinks:

  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.

We are based in Carvoeiro in the West-Central Algarve of Portugal.

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