It does tend to incorporate the old adage of taking 'A hair of the dog that bit you' as a cure. Big Red's Steak House in Alvor did us proud in this respect - not only was the food superb but the portions were huge, a number of participants leaving with 'doggy bags' containing leftover ribs or chicken!

As with most restaurants post-pandemic Big Red's was slightly short-staffed, but those working made up for their lower numbers by working flat-out for three non-stop hours. Our sincere thanks to them all for their efforts to make the evening such a success. Our 43 members occupied the larger room while other customers filled the smaller one.

Over our next few events, we will be working towards attracting more members; Brexit has unfortunately driven a significant number of UK members back to their roots, some others have simply not yet returned to Portugal since they retreated ‘home' during the pandemic; we hope to see some of these returning during this year. Meantime we have some space for new members to join us for more events centred around just being 'social’ in convivial locations.

Our February 'Pre-Valentines Lunch' is just about sold-out already, as of 1st February we are taking bookings for our March 'A.G.M. & Dinner' to be held in Silves at the well-respected ‘Recanto dos Mouros'. Details of all our events, and club membership, are on our website