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Friday, 12 June 2009

Almond Biscuit Recipe

Ingredients:

1 kilo ground almonds

700 grams sugar

6 eggs


Mix the almonds with the sugar and add the eggs and mix to make a dough (not too hard and not too soft)

Spoon by spoon spread the dough on a greased proof tray.

Put in a preheated oven 200º C for approx 5/10 minutes.


Other Recipes from the Algarve

Caldeirada
Cataplana
Sweet Rice Pudding
Pudim FlanDom Rodrigos
Broad beans - Algarve Style
"Fig" Cheese
Lulas Recheadas
Sopa da Pedra

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Popular Saints

Three Saints Days are celebrated in Portugal June. The 13th is St. Anthony’s day, the 24th is St. John and the 29th St. Peter.

Saints’ days are full of fun and dancing.
The streets are decorated with balloons and arches made out of brightly-coloured paper; people dance in the city’s small squares.

On 28th June there will be a parade in Armacao de Pera.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Caldeirada Festival Menu - Hotel Garbe

Friday, 26th, Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th June
.
Arroz Tamboril
Monkfish Rice
ou/or
Peixe Assado no Forno
Oven Baked Fish
ou/or
Caldeirada de Peixe
Typical Algarvian dish which consists of a selection of fish
with potatoes,onions, tomatoes, pimentos, spices,wine and olive oil
.
ALMOÇO: 13.00 –14.30hrs
LUNCH: 1.00 – 2.30pm€:12.00 por pessoa /Per person/ pro person
E/AND
JANTAR: 19.30 – 21.30hrsDINNER: 7.30 – 9.30 pm
€:22.00 por pessoa/Per person

Menu Jantar inclui Bufete Saladas e Sobremesas
Dinner Menu includes Salad Buffet and Selection of Desserts.

To book your table or for more information please tel: 282 320260 or e-mail:
info@hotelgarbe.com

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Another fabulous stay at the Garbe

Contribution - Oxfordshire
Trip type: Family


We spent a long weekend at the Garbe before continuing our half term vacation in a Villa.


It is our fourth visit to the hotel, we always comment on it's spectacular position on the beach - the children were keen to get out onto the sand straight from breakfast each morning.

The pool was warm, staff always helpful and friendly especially Reception and the Bar (freshly squeezed orange juice in the poolside bar was amazing).

The evening entertainment gave the adults in our party a chance to spend some grown-up time together after dinner, enjoying great views of the sunset.

Local restaurants provided memorable lunches and a chance to enjoy fresh sardines. Our room was spacious and clean.

Improvements to the road outside the hotel didn't bother us at all as we happily used the beach instead and enjoyed the experience of walking back barefoot in the sand!

All-in-all another fantastic stay, thanks to all at the Garbe.

From Trip Advisor - 4th June, 2009

Spectactular View


Monday, 8 June 2009

More Travel Agents visit

Thomas Cook Educational

We were very pleased to welcome this group of Travel Agents to our Hotel on Saturday afternoon, and have the opportunity to show them the facilities of the Hotel.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

"A very memorable stay................”

It is always nice to receive reviews such as this:-

I stayed at the Hotel Garbe with my fiance, and our little boy, as well as my mum, dad, and 2 brothers for a week starting 21st May 2009. To start with the weather wasn't all that good, but after a couple of days it just got better and better.

The hotel staff were very helpful, and the two small problems that we did have were sorted very quickly. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff at reception even opened the shop especially for us.....

Our room was a nice size, even though we had an extra bed for our little boy. It was very clean, and tidy. The balcony was also a good size, plenty big enough, and the view, well how can I describe it? Breathtaking!

The hotel is situated very close to the restaurants, 3 of which we went to more than once. The improvements taking place outside the hotel weren't really a problem for us. It was fairly easy to avoid the wires, pipes, and holes! The work is due to be completed by 10th June, and to be honest I think it will be. There were always men doing work, sometimes late into the evening.

All in all, our stay at the Hotel Garbe was very enjoyable, and the service second to none. I can't wait to go back!

From Trip Advisor Jun 1, 2009

Thank you for your great review

Total Enjoyment and superb hospitality!”

Our stay at the Hotel Garbe was absolutely fantastic. The quality of the room, restaurant, bar and pool are excellent.

The view from the balcony was quite spectacular. Overlooking the endless sandy beach as it is lapped by the clear blue water of the Atlantic Ocean.

This was my 6th visit to the Garbe and the service has never been anything less than excellent. The staff are always polite and will do anything they can to assist you. It was the Saturday afternoon before I was due to fly home on the Monday and I suddenly got the urge to play golf on Sunday. Thinking I had left it too late to arrange anything I expected the worse when I popped into reception on the remote chance I could get a knock the following day. Within 5 minutes my tee-off time was booked.

I arrived at the course on Sunday to find the whole thing had been arranged for me. The staff had faxed a voucher to the course in order for me to get the discount I was entitled to whilst staying at the hotel. The cost was simply put to my room so I didn't have to worry about taking any cash with me. I just turned up and played!!


If you are reading this considering booking a group golf break, family holiday or just a romantic break for two, you will, in my opinion not go far wrong staying at the Garbe.

If you like a curry the Indian restaurant attached to the hotel is very good indeed. If you do not like curry you need not worry. There are no traces of spicy food odour at all.

Jane (Management), Helen (golf desk) and Claudia (reception) are just some of the staff I have come to know. Returning is like going away to meet up with old friends.Dave (Sketch) Faulkner

Trip Advisor Jun 1, 2009

Monday, 1 June 2009

What's On - June, 2009

Bar “Boa Vista”- 9.00pm
Monday, 1st June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 2nd June - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 3rd June- João Caracol- Music For Dancing
Thursday, 4th June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 5th June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 6th June - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing-
Sunday, 7th June - Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 8th June - Folklore Dancers – 10.00pm
Tuesday, 9th June - Nuno- Resident Organist – Dancing In The Bar
Wednesday, 10th June - João Caracol –Dancing In The Bar
Thursday, 11th June - Ilze- Singer- Dancing In The Bar
Friday, 12th June - Xico - Guitar Player – Dancing In The Bar
Saturday, 13th June - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Monday, 15th June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 16th June - “Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 17th June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Thursday, 18th June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 19th June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 20th June - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 21st June - Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 22nd June - Folklore Dancers – 10.00pm
Tuesday, 23rd June - Nuno- Resident Organist – Dancing In The Bar
Wednesday, 24th June - João Caracol –Dancing In The Bar
Thursday, 25th June - Ilze- Singer- Dancing In The Bar
Friday, 26th June - Xico - Guitar Player – Dancing In The Bar
Saturday, 27th June- Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Monday, 29th June - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 30th June - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing

Weekly
Mondays - 9.30hrs Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room
Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – Chelb Room
Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area
Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room
Fridays – 11.00am - Pilates - Beginners 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

May Competition Winner

Our congratulations to Mr. Steve Crohill - the winner of our May competition. Mr. Crohill correctly answered that the name of our Bar is Bar Boa Vista, and was the first entry drawn he has won a weekend for two people in the Hotel Garbe.


Thank you to everyone that entered.