A MEMORABLE ‘Dîner Amical’ was held recently to launch the new ‘Chaine Year’ of worldwide gastronomy association, Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
The venue was Restaurant Vincent in Almancil, where chef and owner Vincent Nas, Maître Rôtisseur of the Chaine since 1975, assisted by his wife and partner Willemina Zuydervelt, Maître de Table, prepared a mouth-watering, five-course meal for the occasion.
A unique recipe of hot cream of celery soup, blended with a tomato coulis with a mushroom strudel, was served and accompanied by a quail salad. Vincent’s gastronomic creations were enjoyed by 35 members and guests. Oenologist and winemaker Nuno Araújo presented his own fine wine Quinta da Covela, Colheita Seleccionada Minho 2003.
The next event of the Bailliage de l’Algarve of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs will take place in March. A total of 125,000 members are invited to participate in any of the events in the 123 countries where the Chaîne is represented. Membership is on a recommendation basis. For more information, visit www.chaine-des-rotisseurs.net or contact the Algarve office on 282 767 969.