CASA social club holds first event of 2023

CASA social club holds first event of 2023

Club looking to attract new members

As a long-standing tradition, CASA social club started 2023 with its annual ‘After-Hangover Dinner’, the purpose of which is “to celebrate survival of a Christmas holiday season consisting of more eating and drinking than is good for us”. It does tend to incorporate the old adage of taking ‘A hair of the dog that bit you’ as a cure.

Big Red’s Steakhouse in Alvor did CASA members proud in this respect – “not only was the food superb, but the portions were huge; a number of participants leaving with ‘doggy bags’ containing left-over ribs or chicken,” they said.

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,” said a CASA spokesperson.
“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.”

February’s Pre-Valentines Lunch is “just about sold-out”, but the club is now taking bookings for its March ‘AGM & Dinner’ to be held in Silves at the Recanto dos Mouros restaurant.

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