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Monday, 27 July 2009

Lunch Specials

Portuguese Specialities

During the months of July and August - we serve a Portuguese Speciality Dish of the Day at lunchtime - enabling our guests to try the local dishes:
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MONDAY - Steak “Portuguese” Style
TUESDAY - Grilled Fish with “Algarve” Salad
WEDNESDAY - Duck cooked with Bacon and Chouriço baked with Rice
THURSDAY - Oven Baked Bream Fish
FRIDAY - Grilled “Picanha” Steak
SATURDAY - Codfish with Chickpeas
SUNDAY - Monkfish Rice with Shrimps

€10,00 Per Person
FROM 1.00.PM TO -2.30.PM
For more information or to book, please call 282 320260, or send e-mail to mail@hotelgarbe.com

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Calendar of Events

Events in the Hotel
Friday, 16th October, 2009 - Charity Quiz Night
Tuesday, 20th October – 9.30am–12.30 pm Marketing Magician Workshop-Advertising Secrets
Tuesday, 20th October – 2.00pm – 5.00pm Marketing Magician Workshop PR and Media
Tuesday, 20th October, 2009 - AFPOP Fashion Show and lunch
Wednesday, 21st October – 9.30am – 12.30pm Marketing Magician Workshop How to quadruple your turnover & profit
Wednesday, 21st October – 2.00pm – 5.00pm Marketing Magician Website Workshop:
Wednesday, 4th November - Theatre Dinner
Thursday, 5th November - Theatre Dinner
Tuesday, 10th November - Bournemouth U3A Olde Tyme Songsters
Tuesday, 1st December - Network Spirit of Christmas Fair
Friday, 4th December, 2009 -
An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 11th December, 2009 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 18th December, 2009 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 25th December - Swim for Shoes - Dip in the Sea for Charity
Friday, 25th December - Christmas Day Gala Dinner
Saturday, 26th December - Boxing Day Treasure Hunt
Wednesday, 30th December - Wild West Fancy Dress Dinner Dance
Thursday, 31st December - New Years Eve Gala Dinner and Dance
Friday, 1st January - Swim for Shoes - Dip in the Sea for Charity
Friday, 8th January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 15th January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 22nd January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Wednesday, 20th January - Theatre Dinner
Thursday, 21st January - Theatre Dinner
Friday, 29th January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 29th January -
Murder Mystery Dinner - Murder on the Silver Screen
Friday, 5th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 12th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Saturday, 13th February - Valentines Night Dinner Dance
Tuesday, 16th February - Pancake Racing on the Beach
Friday, 19th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 26th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 26th February - Murder Mystery Dinner - "Till Death do Us Part"
Events in the Nearby Area
21st - 29th August, 2009 - Fatacil in Lagoa
29th August -
White Night - Loule
16th -18th October - Algarve Historic Festival at the Algarve International Autodrome

Friday, 24 July 2009

Murder Mystery Dinners Return in October

Following the success of the of the Murder Mystery Dinners that Jenny Tucker ran for APAA in the Raj Indian Restaurant in January and Febuary this year, we are already planning for this winter:-

Friday, 30th October - “Till Death Do Us Part” (A Cayman Island Wedding)
Friday, 4th December - Murder at the Country Club
Friday, 29th January - Murder on the Silver Screen
Friday, 26th February -“Till Death Do Us Part” (A Cayman Island Wedding)

29€ for a 3 course meal with wine, water and coffee, plus great entertainment. Book your table
or individual places early to avoid disappointment.

Proceeds of the evenings will go to APAA. (Association for Protection of Animals Algarve)


Some of the diners at the Murder Mystery Dinner on 30th January

Thursday, 23 July 2009

This Weekend - Abba Gold

Hear the greatest hits of the Swedish foursome performed live by the best Abba tribute band.

ABBA Gold are performing in Lagos on Saturday, 25th July 2009, as part of the entertainment at the Art of Confectionery Fair. The Fair opens at 18.00 and the band are on at 22.00.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Algarve Recipes - Green Peas and Eggs - Algarve Style

2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
100 g chourizo, (smoked pork sausage) thinly sliced
1 kg shelled green peas
Salt and pepper
Chopped fresh coriander
4 large eggs


In a large saucepan, heat the oil and saute the onion and sausage for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the peas and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water, bring to a simmer, cover and cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the peas are tender.

Season with salt and pepper, and coriander to taste. Break the eggs and add them one by one to the peas. Let the eggs cook and then serve.
Serves 4

Other Recipes
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Hotel Garbe, 8365-909 Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Coming up - Charity Quiz Night - Friday, 16th October

Raj Indian Restaurant
Hotel Garbe
7.00-7.30pm
Don't miss our first Quiz Night for Castelos do Sonhos
Three Course Indian dinner with with wine and coffee. General Knowledge, Topic Round, Music round and much more. Teams of 4-6.
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20 Euros per person.
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Please book - 282 320260 - info@hotelgarbe.com
Stay the night? Special rates of accommodation for participants.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Algarve Historic Festival

16th - 18th October at the Algarve International Autodrome

The event is to commemorate the History of Formula 1, and will be the largest of its kind ever presented within the Iberian Peninsula.

More than 200 Classic Cars from 1960 and 1970 will participate

Tickets and more information http://www.autodromodoalgarve.com/

Special rates available for accommodation - send e-mail to info@hotelgarbe.com

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Coming up this weekend - Portuguese Water Dogs


The biggest event devoted to the Portuguese water dog will be taking place in Olhão on 18th and 19th July.

A demonstration of rescue dogs, competitions and an exhibition are just some of the events that will be taking place in Olhao this weekend.

Normally held in Estoril, this year is the first time this event has taken place in the Algarve.

Portuguese water dogs have recently become more popular when the President of the USA, Barack Obama, chose this breed for his daughters.

Monday, 13 July 2009

From our Golf Desk

From: fam Kiewied
Sent: sábado, 11 de Julho de 2009 21:36
To: golfdesk@hotelgarbe.com
Subject: RECENT ALGARVE GOLFING

Hello Helen & Jane

We had a great time in Portugal en enjoyed every minute of it.

Thanks to you two we where welkom on every golfcourses, they knew our names, two buggy's ready to go, PERFECT aranged. Even when we forgot of where late you two did everything to make it oke again.

Thanks you for everything you did fot us and we are looking forward to see "the very best offers available!" (tipical Dutch)

Our friend where enthausiast to visit the Algarve also when they heard our nice story's..........

Don't work to hard......

Gr Pieter

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Review - A great place to stay

We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 week stay at the Hotel Garbe and hope this helps others thinking of visiting:-

SUMMARY:-


A fantastic hotel in a very pleasant resort. Would not hesitate to recommend to others and would definitely go back again.

PROS:-
1. The hotel has a beachfront location (probably the best hotel location in the resort).


2. The hotel breakfast was excellent - a good selection and a chance to set yourself up for the day.
3. Hotel rooms are very comfortable - ours had twin beds and a fantastically powerful shower (we had room 7 on the lower ground level - it looks out onto the beach and you can step straight off the small but private terrace, down a short flight of steps and onto the beach - superb).


4. The beach is excellent, with golden sand (both coarse and fine) and shelves gently, making for great swimming - If you want privacy be prepared to walk 1/2 to 1 mile along the beach to the more secluded stretches.

5. The resort is relatively small in size and does not seem to attract drunken revellers

6. The resort has a very good selection of eateries (from budget to relatively high end) - we particularly enjoyed 'Chines' Chinese restaurant and 'Busiris' pastelaria, both within 100m of the hotel.

7. The 'Old Town' is a 5 min walk (along a very pretty pedestrianised promenade & street) from the hotel and has a high concentration of bars, restaurants and shops.

8. Hotel staff are very friendly, speak English and are always available to help.

CONS:-
1. The sunbeds (including sun shade and windbreak - it can get breezy in the afternoons) are quite expensive: 13 Euros in June and 14 Euros in July (this is for two sunbeds).


2. Unless you are prepared to venture further afield (hire a car or take a few day trips) a week is probably enough at this resort - or at least it was for us.

3. The pedestrianised walkway (promenade and street) leading to the 'Old Town' is a work in progress – the workmen are still laying the cobbles over a couple of 100m stretches but it can still be walked, although it is a little dusty. I would guess the work will be complete by end of 2009.

Trip Advisor - 5th July, 2009

Sunday, 5 July 2009

What's On - July, 2009

Bar “Boa Vista”- 9.00pm

Monday, 6th July - Folk Dancing – Folk Dancers –10.00.Pm
Tuesday, 7th July - Nuno - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 8th July - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Barbeque – Restaurante “Por Do Sol - 7.30pm
Thursday, 9th July - Ilze – Singer
Friday, 10th July - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 11th July - Sandra & Jorge - Music For Dancing
»»» Barbeque – Restaurante “Por Do Sol - 7.30pm
Monday, 13th July - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 14th July - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 15th July - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
»»» Barbeque – Restaurante “Por Do Sol - 7.30pm
Thursday, 16th July - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 17th July - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 18th July - Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
»»» Barbeque – Restaurante “Por Do Sol - 7.30pm
Sunday, 19th July - Carlos Pontes – Music For Dancing
Monday, 20th July - Folk Dancing – Folk Dancers –10.00.Pm
Tuesday, 21st July - Nuno - Resident Organist
Wednesday, 22nd July - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
»»» Barbeque – Restaurante “Por Do Sol - 7.30pm
Thursday, 23rd July - Ilze – Singer
Friday, 24th July - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 25th July - Sandra & Jorge - Music For Dancing
»» Barbeque – Restaurante “Por Do Sol - 7.30pm
Monday, 27th July - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 28th July - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 29th July - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
»»» Barbeque – Restaurante “Por Do Sol - 7.30pm
Thursday, 30th July - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 31st July - Nuno - Resident Organist

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
Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area

The Facilities And Entertainment Featured May Change Without Notice


Saturday, 4 July 2009

Barbeque Nights - Saturdays and Wednesdays


During the summer on Wednesday and Saturday evenings guests from both within the hotel and from outside, can enjoy the sumptuous tastes of the juicy meats, piri piri chicken and fresh fish, not forgetting the tasty salads and mouth-watering table of deserts.
As always the enviable terrace and restaurant of `Por do Sol´ is the setting and Sangria will be flowing the whole evening long.

Live Music for Dancing 7:30 p.m

€25,00 per person
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To book - please call 282 320260 - or send e-mail to info@hotelgarbe.com

Friday, 3 July 2009

Review - Excellent Hotel and Fantastic Service

We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. Initially i was disappointed with the length of time for the transfer (1 1/2 hours) but the hotel and location more than made up for this and the patience was worth it.

The Hotel was situated right on the beach with the options of being by the pool or on the beach. I did find the charge for the beach a little excessive at 13.00 euros though. The staff are second to none, nothing was too much trouble and they were all so polite and friendly (very different from spain)

The surrounding areas are undergoing some improvements, however this did not cause any inconvenience to us. The works will look fabulous when finished.

There is a fantastic restaurant on the beach called Rocha Da Palha about quarter of a mile down that we found. The prices are reasonable and the foods excellent.

There are limited places to eat so you might want to consider half board at the hotel. We only had breakfast and wished we had book full or half board. The food at the hotel is wonderful, freashly made and a vast selection even for a picky eater like me. Overall we had a fantastic holiday, the hotel is superb and if i go back i would definately stay again.

Trip Advisor - 27th June, 2009

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Press


Press Release 02/07/2009
Following our communication yesterday regarding the cleaning of our street, we write to confirm that the Camara of Silves has responded positively and started cleaning the Avenida Beira Mar that has been the subject of recent works.

We thank the Camara for their prompt response and regret that we have to take such action to avoid further threats to the lives of our employees and their families, that are so dependent upon tourism at this time of year.


Press release 01/07/2009
Despite numerous confirmations and ever varying dates - the roadworks outside the Hotel Garbe are still not complete. The final touches are still missing - trees, electical fittings and the final cleaning of the new pavement. Obviously, we cannot work with this situation any longer - we are going to clean the road - on Friday, 3rd July at 11.00am, the staff of the hotel Garbe will en mass go out to sweep the road - we have 50 brooms....

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

This weekend - Algarve Classic Cars, 2009

The seventeenth edition of Algarve Classic Cars will be on the road from 3rd to 5th of July.

This classic car rally started in 1992 as a local meeting but soon afterwards was recognised as a major event and is today a milestone on the classic car scene, increasing its number of entrants on every new edition.

They will circuit Armacao de Pera on Saturday, 4th July at about 16.00pm.