Dr Jean Ferran with Chef Christoph Voigt

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Christmas Gala Dinner at Mirandus

Restaurant Mirandus at Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda in Porto de Mós, near Lagos, was the beautiful venue for the black-tie Christmas dinner of the Algarve Bailliage of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

After a glass of Campolargo Bruto accompanied by tempura prawns 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 the festive evening. It started with an amuse-bouche, tuna tartare with 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 with a delicate Rosé from Sangiovese grape made by the Herdade do Portocarro, near Setúbal.

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. We finished with a carob tart with raspberry purée 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 Christmas 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

966 404 567 | ferran@monchique.com

By Dr Jean Ferran

Dr Jean Ferran with Chef Christoph Voigt