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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Monthly - Lagoa

EUROPE’S MOST SOUTHERN ENGLISH LITERARY SALON

ALFA – the association of literature friends in the Algarve holds a literature salon in English.


Every first Monday of the month, at 7.30 p.m. sharp a gathering of authors and readers will inspire to unknown creativity.

ALFA is not a book club, where you have to read certain books in order to participate.

Here you listen to others reading, get food for thought and become inspired to read or write, paint or sing, simply be creative.

Next events:

When: 4/5, 1/6, 6/7, 3/8 7.30 pm sharp

Where: Convento de S. José, Lagoa


All Welcome

For more information: www.alfacultura.com
http://blog.alfacultura.com
mail: fellgiebel@mail.telepac.pt

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Date for your Diary - Fatacil - 21st-29th August, 2009

FATACIL

Every year, since 1980, when it was held for the first time, FATACIL – the Lagoa Handicraft, Tourism, Agriculture, Trade and Industry Fair – brings thousands of visitors to the town of Lagoa.


Besides the festive atmosphere that is to be found in the town all week long, visitors are attracted by the enormous quantity and diversity of products that can be found here. With products ranging from woven articles,copper and wrought iron, lace, wooden objects, pottery and ceramics, cork articles, wickerwork and basketry, everything can be found.

It is also possible to fine some of the finest examples of the traditional Algarve cuisine not only the genuine sausages (morcelas – a kind of black pudding – or farinheiras – pork sausages made with flour) and smoked hams, but also the famous regional sweetmeats and desserts (based on figs, almonds and flour), dry fruits and nuts, medronho (arbutus-berry brandy) and fig liqueur, as well as tasty cheeses made from ewes’ milk.

There is a varied programme of entertainment every day, with performances including shows and concerts produced by some of the best and most popular Portuguese musicians. This is a an event that you cannot afford to miss!

Monday, 27 April 2009

31st International Music Festival of the Algarve

The National Ballet of Portugal
Four Reasons and Concerto
28th and 29th April . 9.30pm - Lagos . Cultural Centre
2nd May . 9.30pm - Faro . Teatro das Figuras
more info

The National Ballet of Spain
SMS (SEVILLA – MADRID – SEVILLA)
8th and 9th May . 9.30pm Lagoa . Arade Congress Centre
more info

Porto National Orchestra
Soloist: Mário LaginhaConductor: Christoph König
15th May . 9.30pm Lagoa . Arade Congress Centre
16th May . 9.30pmFaro . Teatro das Figuras
more info


Portuguese Symphony Orchestra
Wagner / Debussy / Copland
Conductor: Osvaldo Ferreira
17th May . 4.00pmAlbufeira . Main Church
24th May . 5.00pm Tavira . Misericordia Church
more info

Algarve Orchestra and Lisboa Canta Chamber Choir
Mozart’s Mass K337
Conductor: Giancarlo De Lorenzo
Soloists: Luís Rodrigues Maria Luísa de Freitas Mário Alves Sandra Medeiros
24th May . 11.00am Loulé . Main Church
more info

PaGAGnini
Yllana Quartet
26th May . 9.30pm Albufeira . Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa
28th May . 9.30pm Vila Real de Stº António . António Aleixo Cultural Centre
29th May . 10.00pm Vilamoura . Casino
30th May . 9.30pm São Brás de Alportel . Municipal Theatre
more info

Gulbenkian Orchestra
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
30th May . 9.30pm Lagoa . Arade Congress Centre
31st May . 9.30pm Olhão . Municipal Auditorium
more info

Theatre Dinner - 21st May, 2009

Raj Indian Restaurant

APERITIVO
THEATRE COMPANY
Presents
“BOUNCERS”
A fast moving high comedy set in and around a nightclub.
Directed by Jane Page
Cast
Roger Legg
Ralph Keenan
Erik van Lint
Constant van Scherpenseel
Sound and light by Marlis Weissenborn
WARNING: strobe lighting will be used during the performance

Thursday, 21st May 2009
7.00 – 7.30pm


Only 30,00 Euros per person
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
THEATRE – 40 MINUTES– NO INTERVAL

Don’t miss it book now.
Tel.282 320260 Fax: 282 315087
E-Mail
hotelgarbe@mail.telepac.pt - Web:-www.hotelgarbe.com

Coming Up - World Series of Snooker - Portimao

Originally scheduled to take place in Moscow, the World Series of Snooker Grand Faro is now taking place in the Portimao Arena on 8th - 10th May, 2009.


Click Here for more information


Thursday, 23 April 2009

New Year’s Eve Programme



Tuesday, 29th December, 2009
• Arrival
• Afternoon Tea and Cakes
• Welcome Cocktail Party with Music from our Resident Organist
• Buffet Dinner with wine
• Dancing to Live Music
• Accommodation

Wednesday, 30th December, 2009
• Buffet Breakfast
• Afternoon Tea and Cakes
• “Wild West” Fancy Dress Night
• Buffet Dinner with wine
• Dancing to Live Music
• Accommodation

Thursday, 31st December, 2009
• Special Last Day of 2009 buffet breakfast with Bucks Fizz
• Afternoon Tea and Cakes
• New Years Eve Gala Buffet Dinner
• All night dancing to Live Music
• Dance Show
• After midnight
Traditional Soup
Buffet of Salads and Cold Meats
Dessert Table
• Accommodation

Friday, 1st January, 2010
• Special New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch
• New Years Day Dip in Sea for Charity followed by Hot Chocolate
for the Swimmers

Price: 359 Euros per person in twin room
Single Supplement per night 14 Euros
Seaview Supplement per person per night 12 Euros
Children from 2 to 12 years - 50% reduction sharing room with parents
Cots Free

Please also see our special festive tariff. For more information please contact us.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Hotel Garbe Christmas Programme

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009
• Arrival
• Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Carol Singing
• Welcome Buffet Dinner with wine
• Dancing to Live Music in Bar Boa Vista
• Accommodation

Thursday, 24th December, 2009
• Buffet Breakfast
• Afternoon Tea and Cakes
• Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner with our Resident Organist
• Dancing to Live Music in Bar Boa Vista
• Accommodation

Friday, 25th December, 2009
• Special Christmas Day buffet breakfast with Bucks Fizz
• Christmas Day Dip in Sea for Charity followed by Mulled
Wine for the swimmers
• Afternoon Tea with Christmas Cake
• Christmas Day Buffet Dinner with special appearance
by Father Christmas
• Dancing to live music in Bar Boa Vista
• Accommodation

Saturday, 26th December, 2009
• Special Boxing Day buffet breakfast with Bloody Marys
• Afternoon Tea and Cakes
• Boxing Day Treasure Hunt
• Buffet Dinner with Wine
• Dancing to live music in Bar Boa Vista
• Accommodation

Sunday, 27th December, 2009
• Buffet Breakfast

Price: 398 Euros per person in twin room
Single Supplement per night 14 Euros
Seaview Supplement per person per night 12 Euros
Cots Free
Children from 2 to 12 years - 50% reduction sharing room with parents

Please also see our special festive tariff. For more information please contact us at info@hotelgarbe.com

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Recipe from Portugal - Lulas Recheadas

Stuffed Squid
Ingredients: (4 servings)


1 Kg of squid (medium sized pieces)
100g smoked ham
2 medium onions
2 cloves garlic
5 medium tomatoes, quartered and de-seeded
1 egg
Bay leaf , Parsley, Olive Oil, Salt and pepper


How to cook:

Clean the squid

For the stuffing, chop one onion, one garlic cloves, the ham and the tentacles from the squids and mix them together. Crack the egg into this mixture and blend thoroughly. Then stuff the squid sacs with the mixture and close them with bits of a toothpick.


Fry the other chopped onion and garlic in a casserole dish for a couple of minutes, add the tomatoes, the bay leaf, some parsley, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the squids and a little water to cover if necessary, put the casserole lid on and simmer for half an hour. Water may be added if you think the mixture is starting to dry during cooking.

Serve with new potatoes or rice and a little chopped parsley.


Other Recipes from the Algarve

Caldeirada

Cataplana
Sopa da Pedra

Sweet Rice Pudding
Pudim Flan
Dom Rodrigos
Broad beans - Algarve Style
"Fig" Cheese

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

May Day Bank Holiday Special



Dinner, bed and buffet breakfast

45,00 Euros per person per night sharing twin landview room

Minimum two nights.

For more information or to make a reservation please call us on 282 320260 or send e-mail to info@hotelgarbe.com

Monday, 13 April 2009

Dinner Tonight

Por do Sol Restaurant - Hotel Garbe


Chef’s Salads

Cream of Sea Food Soup

Sliced Sea Bass Fish with Lobster Sauce

Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple

Braised Rump of Beef stuffed with Plums

Oven-Baked Pasta

Selection of Desserts

Friday, 10 April 2009

Happy Easter

Best wishes for a Happy Easter
from the management and staff of
the Hotel Garbe and the Hotel Carvoeiro Sol.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Royal British Legion Training

Contributed

The Royal British Legion Portugal Branch recently held a three-day Caseworkers’ Training Course at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra. It was the first ever Training Course to be held in Portugal and will be repeated annually in keeping with RBL policy.
21 volunteer delegates attended the course, which had been arranged by Mark Hanmer, the Training Officer for Portugal and Des Briggs, the Welfare Officer. They came from all over the country including Madeira, Coimbra, Lisbon, Central and Eastern Portugal as well as all parts of the Algarve. The course trainer was Brian Simpson, who trains Caseworkers all over Europe and who did an excellent job. Paul Rodwell, the British Consul to the Algarve, was the Guest Speaker and was highly enlightening on what the Consular Service can and cannot do.

Before this course, Portugal had had only a handful of trained Caseworkers, who were becoming a little stretched with the rise in the number of Cases over recent years. Now the Legion in Portugal will be able to respond more effectively and the workload of the volunteers will be spread more evenly. Backed up by an ongoing policy of training in all areas of work the Legion does, the Portugal Branch has succeeded in becoming professionally run when all its Committee are volunteers. Membership at the moment stands at around 260; an all-time high in its 54-year history.
For more information, visit our website at: http://www.portugal.legionbranches.net/

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Coming up - Silves Rural Fair

Ruralidades Silves, 2009

30th April, 1st and 2nd May (New Dates) -
Fissul Centre - Silves

Familiarise yourself with the products, traditions and Cultural of the Silves Area.

Over the three days, you will be able to enjoy the riches that th inland areas of the Algarve have to offer, traditional cuisine, handicrafts and a huge range of leisure and adventure activities are just some of the things that you will find on offer.

Dried fruits and sausages, homemade bread and the well-known and much loved oranges, these are just a few of the products that you will be able to find at this Fair.

You will also have the chance to enjoy folk dancing and accordian music.

More infomation from - Silves Municipal CouncilTel.: 282 440 800

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

What's On - April, 2009

Wednesday, 1st April - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 2nd April - Ilze – Singer
Friday, 3rd April - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 4th April - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Monday, 6th April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 7th April - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 8th April - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 9th April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 10th April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 11th April - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 12th April - Carlos Pontes – Music For Dancing
Monday, 13th April - Folk Dancing – Folk Dancers –9.30.Pm
Tuesday, 14th April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 15th April - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 16th April - Ilze – Singer
Friday, 17th April - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 18th April - Sandra & Jorge - Music For Dancing
Monday, 20th April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 21st April - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 22nd April - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 23rd April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 24th April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 25th April - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 26th April - Carlos Pontes – Music For Dancing
Monday, 27th April - Folk Dancing – Folk Dancers –9.30.Pm
Tuesday, 28th April - Nuno - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 29th April - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 30th April - Ilze – Singer

Weekly
Mondays - 9.30hrs Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room
Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area
Thursday Evenings - 6.00pm - Pearl Exhibition - Reception Area
Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room
Fridays – 7.30pm - Bridge Millenium - Chelb Room
Saturdays – 1.45.Pm - Bridge - Chelb Room
Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area

The Facilities And Entertainment Featured May Change Without Notice