After a glass of Campolargo Brut accompanied by prawns in tempura in the cosy bar of the hotel, dinner was served in the main restaurant, overlooking the ocean.

Chef Christoph Voigt, and old friend of the Chaîne, proposed a special menu for that festive evening: an amuse-bouche, a tuna tartare on avocado cream served with a glass of white Barranco Longo from the Algarve, followed by a delicious carrot and orange cream soup with ginger perfectly matched by a delicate Rosé from Sangiovese grape made by the Herdade Portocarro, near Setubal. The main course was a pink roasted duck breast on a ragout of apple and mushrooms with corn tart and Madeira Wine foam, again perfectly matched with a red wine from the “Conceito” winery in the Douro region. And we finished on carob tart with raspberry puree and vanilla ice cream served with an LVB Port from Quinta das Carvalhas.

Compliments to Chef Christoph, his sommelier Guilherme Pierce and the Maître d’ Stefano Silvestre for a memorable event, and to the staff of the Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda for their great service.

A perfect Xmas celebration dinner, with joy, friendship and even crackers… Best wishes to all for the festive season and VIVE LA CHAÎNE!

The Chaîne, an international gastronomic association with a strong social component counts 25,000 members in 70 countries, and is always happy to welcome new members who enjoy the conviviality and friendship of a shared good meal. Should you be interested in knowing more about our activities, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Jean Ferran

Acting Bailli of the Algarve

Contact: / +351 966404567