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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.
Restaurant Brasserie Rosal
7 for 7.30 pm
€25 members & €27 guests
Marinated salmon on fried Polenta with honey-mustard sauce and a small salad
Ragout Fin from chicken and veal with creamy mushroom sauce, served in puff pastry
Prawns Piri Piri with garlic and fresh herbs
Oven stewed lamb in red wine sauce served with mashed potatoes and Mediterranean vegetables
Pan fried Filets of Sea Bream with garlic sauce served with sauteed potatoes and fresh vegetables
Italian Chicken-Saltimbocca with herbal tomato sauce, sauteed potatoes and fresh vegetables
Portuguese Cream Tarte with vanilla ice cream
Red, White & Rosé Wine, soft drink or water and coffee included.
A full and varied menu guaranteed another great evening, at this very atmospheric restaurant, with an owner always ready to go that extra mile to ensure our members are happy - an enjoyable and fun evening for all. The wine flowed, the food was good and the staff were very attentive, but never invasive. Naturally we will be returning here.
This year we will be at a
newly opened restaurant
at Monte Carvoeiro
This was previously A' Tasquina where CASA
held the AGM for some years.
Space is limited, to avoid overcrowding booking will be
limited to the first 60 applications.
Inclusive price = €40 members, €45 non-members
Reception with welcome drink in the bar from 18:30
Buffet Style Christmas Dinner served from 19:00
'Couvert' / Starter
From the buffet - full 'English' Christmas dinner of:
Roast Turkey, Roast Beef, Pigs in Blankets (sausages with bacon),
roast potatoes, brussel sprouts, parsnips, carrots & peas:
Sauces: gravy, horseradish for the beef, cranberry for the turkey.
ALSO: A Fish dish and a ‘Vegetarian Cassoulet’
alternatives will be available
Christmas Pudding with brandy custard or
Fruit salad with cream/ice cream
Includes Wine, water, coffee & mince pie.
We expect that Father Christmas will
put in an appearance with his sack of presents!
There will be live music by Filomena Baptista (as at the BBQ)
The CASA 2019 year drew to a close on Saturday 7th December when we celebrated Christmas with a dinner at the new restaurant 'Monte Mar' (previously known as A'Tasquina) at Monte Carvoeiro. After our welcome drink and time to catch up with friends in the bar we moved into the main restaurant for our three course buffet-style Christmas dinner. The tasty buffet dinner offered us the choice both beef and bacalhau in addition to the traditional succulent turkey, followed of course by Christmas Pudding, or fruit salad and ice-cream. Filomena Batista entertained us all evening; providing a quiet background throughout our meal then upping the tempo after the meal for an hour of dancing, though many seemed to be too full of turkey, beef and Christmas Pudding to be tempted onto the floor. Before our coffee was served (with mince pies – naturally) a spirited man dressed in red carrying a large sack, and accompanied by the sound of the well known music 'Jingle Bells', joined us. He distributed assorted presents to the assembled company before vanishing as mysteriously as he had arrived. We thank this unidentified man for his generosity, his festive spirit and for standing in for our regular Santa who was unable to join us at short notice. We would also like to extend our thanks to Filomena for the music and to Clementina and her friendly staff at the Monte Mar for the excellent service all evening.
'After Trip' Dinner
Por do Sol
6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m.
First course: Vegetable soup OR
Mains: Monkfish Algarvia with Almonds OR
Grilled Seabream with butter & Aromatic herbs OR
Pork Tenderloin with Béarnaise Sauce OR
Chicken Curry with rice
Fish is served with batata cozidas & vegetables.
Meat is served with batata fritas & vegetables.
Desserts: Créme brülée OR
Half a bottle of wine, water, coffee.
€20 for members and €22 for guests.
CASA Annual Trip
Enjoy 4 nights in Cadiz including tours
with free time to explore, browse, shop and relax.
4 nights half board in the 5-star Hotel
Iberostar Selection Andalucia Playa
Balletic Horse Display
Free time to explore
Doñana National Park:
Boat Cruise with Guided Tour
Bodega Gutiérrez Colosia
Guided Tour and tasting
Time to explore, shop, etc.
Lunch on the return journey