Christmas House Party 2011 at Monte do Casal, 2 nights stay, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Christmas is a magical time of the year and Monte do Casal offers you the warmth and spirit of Christmas in beautiful and relaxing surroundings. Vist us and celebrate Christmas this year at Monte do Casal!!
Oct. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Christmas House Party 2011

Saturday 24th December  to  Monday 26th December 2011
2 night stay.

Christmas is a magical time of the year and Monte do Casal offers you the warmth and spirit of Christmas in beautiful and relaxing surroundings.

The warm welcome you will receive as you are shown through the lounge; the glass of perfectly chilled champagne; the twinkling Christmas tree, the warming glow of the fire and the anticipation of enjoying every moment of your visit - this is the true spirit of the Christmas House Party Break at Monte do Casal.

During your Christmas break, we will provide you with excellent service, delicious cuisine, wonderful wines and comfortable accommodation.  

Relax and enjoy the champagne and canapés, … the decorations, crackers and entertainment …  the company of fellow guests…  celebrate Christmas this year at Monte do Casal.

Christmas Eve, Saturday, 24th December

We welcome you to Monte do Casal with a glass of chilled champagne as we deal with the formalities. After you  have settled in, relax in the lounge and enjoy Afternoon tea with mince pies.

Christmas Eve Welcome Cocktail Party

Time 6:30pm – 7:30pm

A chance to meet fellow guests in a relaxed House Party atmosphere in the Cocktail Bar, while a glass of chilled champagne is offered.

Selection of Canapés

House Smoked Salmon on Croissant with Lemon Mayonnaise.
Savoury Profiterole filled with a Mousse of House Smoked Tuna and Creamed Horseradish.
Quail’s Egg, Paté, Duxcelle, Hollandaise Sauce
Sweet Onion Chicken Liver Terrine.
Tomato Bearnaise.
Seafood Cocktail .
Chicken and cucumber with a sweet and sour tarragon reduction.
Ham with Swedish Dill sauce in a pastry case
Crab and Leek Croquettes with a finely diced Gherkin and Caper Sauce.
Prawns Tempura with Sweet Chilli dipping sauce.

After the welcome cocktail party, you are invited to have dinner in our gourmet restaurant.
From 7:30pm
Enjoy a 3 Course Table d’Hote Menu, especially prepared to this occasion. Half a bottle of House Wine per person is included.

Christmas Eve Dinner Table d’Hote

Velouté with Spinach
Clams and Prawns Algarve Style with Garlic, White Wine and Coriander Jus
Graved Lax With Horseradish Foam and finely Fennel
Goat´s Cheese Gratin with Presunto, Morcela e Pear Ragout and Rosemary Honey
Fish and Seafood Cataplana Algarve Style

Stone Bass “á Point”, Portobello Mushrooms, Carrot Purée, Saffron Sauce

Sea Bass Sauté, Grilled Prawn, Broad Bean Purée, Basmati Rice, Season Vegetables

Pork  Filet Mignon with Lemon and Pink Pepper Crust, Crispy Chouriço. Rosti Patato.

Chicken with Japanese Teriyaki, Mushroom, Spring Onion and Wasabi Cream Potato

Filet of Lamb Wrapped in Presunto with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Red Wine Sauce

Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Red Currant Jelly Sauce. Season Vegetables
Lemon Pannacotta, Wild Red Berry Jus. Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Demi Cuit with Bailey’s Crème
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce.
Bread and Butter Pudding. Crème Anglaise
Crème Brulée Flambéed with Cointreau

Sunday, Christmas Day, 25th December 2011.

Happy Christmas!!

Christmas Breakfast
Luxury Continental Breakfast with House Smoked Salmon served on your private terrace.  Christmas presents from… Ah well, it is a surprise!

Christmas Day Cocktail Reception

Time 12:30am – 1:00pm.

Cocktail reception in the bar, a glass of chilled champagne on arrival and offered throughout the reception. A selection of 10 different canapés offered by the waiters on a silver tray.

Selection of Canapés

House Smoked Salmon on Croissant with Lemon Mayonnaise.
Presunto on round Bread sautéed in Garlic Butter and Coriander.
Stuffed Garlic Mushroom filled with Black Olive Tepenade.
Chicken Jubilee in Pastry
Barbecue Chicken and Tomato Mousse on Marinated Cucumber
Seafood Roulade with Bearnaise sauce.
Smoked Salmon on a warm Potato Rosti with a Horseradish and Dill Cream
Seafood cocktail in a Savoury Profiterole
Prawns Tempura with Sweet Chilli dipping sauce.
Spinach and Cheese with Red Pepper Coulis wrapped in Filo Pastry moneybag

From 1:00pm
After cocktail reception, guests are invited to have lunch in our gourmet restaurant.
A very special menu was created for Christmas Day, wines are not included. The Sommelier will be pleased to recommend you a good choice of wines for each course from the very best wines of Portugal.

Christmas Lunch

Amuse Bouche:
Thai Crab fish cake on Spinach Mousse with Coconut and Sweet Chilli
Seafood Filo Pastry Moneybag with Langoustine Sauce
Seared Foie Gras, Algarvean Broad Bean Mousseline, Marinated Fig with Vintage Port.
Morcela Crisp
Seafood Savoury Crème Brulée
Roast Butternut Squash Soup
Monkfish, Spring Onion, Soy, Japanese Ginger Oil and Chilli Drizzle on Wasabi and Spring Onion Potato tossed in Garlic and Coriander
Champagne Belini Cocktail Sorbet
Fillet of Lamb, Walnut Crust, Cheese and Onion Rosti, with Rosemary, Red wine, Bacon and Mushroom Sauce. Herbed Roast Winter Vegetables.


Roast Turkey with Bacon roll, Chipolatas, Chestnut Stuffing, Bread Sauce, Traditional Gravy. Herbed Roast Winter Vegetables and Roast Potatoes.
Christmas Pudding flaming with Brandy and served with Brandy Butter
Mince pies with Brandy Butter and Crème Anglaise
Apple Tart Tartin with Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Marquise with Tia Maria Sauce
Coffee and Petit Fours

After lunch, you are invited to retire to the lounge where afternoon tea and the cutting of the Traditional Christmas Cake will be served by the fire.  

This evening the A La Carte menu is available.

Monday 26th December 2011
·   Breakfast at Leisure
·   Guests depart at Leisure
·   10% discount on daily rates for additional nights

The Christmas House Party ( Prices per person for two nights)
Twin Room - 306,00 €   
Deluxe Room - 326,00 €   
Junior Suite - 344,00 €   
Suite - 358,00 €

For Reservations and further information:
Tlf - (+351) 289 990 140
Fax - (+351) 289 991 503


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