CASA sees 2019 off to a good start

Each year, CASA Social Club traditionally starts the year with an ‘After Hangover Dinner’ to celebrate surviving the rigours of another round of Christmas festivities. This rather takes the format of ‘the hair of the dog that bit you’.

This year has been no exception and Saturday, January 19 saw 53 members gather at O Barradas (just outside Silves) for this treatment.

The food was “exceptional”, members told us, as was the wine and the service.

“Luís and Andrea certainly did us proud in helping to recover from the seasonal festivities and get the New Year off to a great start. An evening much enjoyed by all, even allowing for the inclement weather – our thanks especially go to the valiant members that very kindly had their dinner in the conservatory, cold feet and all,” said CASA’s Norman Crocker.

“This group certainly knows how to take a glass of wine, flow with conversation and create a fantastic evening. We very much appreciate that without their chivalry we would not have been able to cater for all the members that wanted to attend. We hope that next time we visit O Barradas, everyone will be accommodated in the Winter Room (where the log fire is).”

The next club event will be a Saturday lunch at restaurant Brasserie Rosal in Carvoeiro on February 23.

Full details of this and other planned events, all open to non-members, can be obtained from the club website or from Margaret Brito on 282 495 475 or by e-mail to