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Fim de Semana Gastronómico
na Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro
27 e 28 de Outubro 2017

Alta Gastronomia volta a estar em destaque na Casa Velha do Palheiro nos dias 27 e 28 de outubro. Este ano o “Fim de Semana Gastronómico” reúne sabores únicos e paladares inconfundíveis, orquestrados por Miguel Rocha Vieira – Chefe Executivo da Fortaleza do Guincho, em Cascais.
O Chef Miguel Vieira começou por trabalhar em Londres, depois França e mais tarde Espanha, aprendendo sempre com os “melhores” durante o seu percurso. Em 2008 é convidado para abrir o Restaurante Costes em Budapeste, que rapidamente se tornou numa referência não só na Hungria mas também a nível internacional. Em menos de 2 anos da sua abertura, o Restaurante Costes foi galardoado com uma estrela Michelin e outros prémios importantes no meio. Regressou a Portugal em Julho de 2015, a convite da Fortaleza do Guincho, para Chef Executivo, onde se encontra atualmente.
Em conjunto, neste “Fim de Semana Gastronómico”, estará o Chef da Casa Velha do Palheiro, Rogério Calhau e sua equipa. Vinhos provenientes de Portugal Continental e da Madeira especialmente escolhidos dos cofres de vinho da Blandy’s Wine Lodge irão complementar o menu.

MENU

Asa de galinha orgânica, puré de pastinaca
Peixe do Atlântico com fruta sazonal
Foie gras com citrinos e abacaxi
Pargo, cevadinha e funcho
Vitela, abóbora e sálvia
Maracujá e poncha
Parfait de chocolate, beterraba, sorvete de iogurte, terra de chocolate

€100* por pessoa
*Bebidas Incluídas
*Desconto de 10% para os portadores do Cartão de Fidelidade do Palheiro Estate.
RESERVAR

Para reservas ou mais informações, por favor contacte:
Tel: +351 291 790 350 ou email: casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

Chestnut Festival | Curral das Freiras 2017

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Chestnut Festival | Curral das Freiras

October, 31st to November, 1st

Organized by Casa do Povo do Curral das Freiras to promote this important agricultural product, the Chestnut Festival

is an opportunity for visitors to taste the gastronomic specialities made with this dry fruit: roasted chestnuts, liqueurs

and delicious cakes.

There is also a culinary competition running in the local restaurants where traditional local food is served.

Come to the Nun’s Valley and taste these special chestnut treats!

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The arrival of the decorative lights in the streets of the city centre of Funchal, during the month of December, sets the beginning of the Madeira Christmas and End of the Year Festivities programme, taking place between December 1st, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.

These festivities culminate with the famous fireworks show, officially recognised in 2006 by the Guinness Book of Records, as the largest fireworks show in the world.
These commemorations consist of a rich and extensive programme of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic manifestations that take place throughout the entire month of December, an event that culminates on January,8th..
Find out more about what to expect from Christmas and New Year Festivities in Madeira:
December 23rd
Market Night is held on December 23rd, when Madeirans do their last-minute Christmas shopping and it is in this hustle and bustle that the spirit of the “Festivity” can best be felt, the nickname given by the Madeirans to identify Christmas. The inhabitants move towards the Farmers’ Market where the surrounding streets, which are closed to traffic, are occupied by various points of sale opened throughout the night. They have varied local products such as flowers, shrubs, fruits, vegetables, sweets, wine-and-garlic meat sandwiches and typical drinks, such as poncha.
At nightfall the biggest attraction of the day begins, a traditional Christmas carols show, where locals take on the role of true artists. Also the participation of music bands and folklore groups helps to maintain the atmosphere of celebration and fun until dawn.
December 28th
Organised by the Madeira Athletics Association, the Funchal Road Race is one of the oldest sports events of its kind in Portugal and Europe. This race that has attracted innumerable national and international athletes to the island, brings lots of adrenaline and excitement to the Madeiran capital.
December 31st 
The fireworks show lasts for about eight minutes and is distributed by several fireworks stations in the Funchal amphitheatre, the waterfront, the city centre, the sea and one station on Porto Santo Island.
This grand spectacle that is one of Madeira’s most important tourist events, was internationally recognised in 2006 by the Guinness Book of Records as “The largest fireworks show in the World”.
January 5th 
On the evening of January 5th to 6th the Twelfth Night songs are sung in the neighbours’ houses, a little throughout the region. It is this spirit that seeks to recreate the popular tradition of the Madeiran traditional songs that were made on this day, door to door, in various localities of the ARM, which the Association of the Casas do Povo of the Autonomous Region of Madeira organises and produces in the Auditorium of the Municipal Garden of Funchal, the musical show “Cantar os Reis” ( The Twelfh nights songs).
Other initiatives included in the programme:
Childbirth Masses
Christmas begins with the “Missas do Parto” (childbirth masses) starting December 16th and ending on Christmas Eve, with the midnight mass. The “Missas do Parto” – the novenas – are nine in total and are celebrate early in the morning. After the mass, believers gather in the churchyard to hear the chanting, accompanied by groups of strings, accordions and castanets, with no shortage of the “despiques”, which are followed by the snack with spirits, liqueurs and cakes.
In some parishes of Madeira such as Câmara de Lobos and Camacha, the tradition of philharmonic bands is maintained, accompanied by other instruments, such as castanets, bass drums, braguinhas or accordions, of going door to door, in a joyful symphony, to awaken its locals and rush them to this typical ritual of our land.

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  • Festival de Órgão da Madeira 2017

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    20 – 29 OUT / OCT ’17 – entrada livre / free admission

    CONCERTOS

    Cinema, Literatura, Conferência

    CONCERTS

    Cinema, Literature, Conferência

    (scroll down for english version)

    [PT] PROGRAMA

    20 OUT | Sexta 21H30

    Igreja de São João Evangelista

    MÚSICA EUROPEIA E AMERICANA

    Stephen Tharp, órgão

    21 OUT | Sábado 21H30

    Sé do Funchal

    ‘LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC’

    - Filme de Carl Dreyer (1928) com improvisação ao órgão

    Karol Mossakowski, órgão

    22 OUT | Domingo 18H00

    Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição – Machico

    MÚSICA ITALIANA E IBÉRICA

    Francesco di Lernia, órgão

    23 OUT | Segunda 21H30

    Igreja de São João Evangelista

    ‘THE ORGELBÜCHLEIN PROJECT’

    - Completando a obra de Bach

    William Whitehead, órgão

    24 OUT | Terça 21H30

    Igreja de São Martinho 

    ÓRGÃO E TROMPA ALPINA

    Carlo Torlontano, trompa alpina

    Francesco di Lernia, órgão

    25 OUT | Quarta 21H30

    Igreja de Santa Luzia

    A TRADIÇÃO INGLESA

    William Whitehead, órgão

    26 OUT | Quinta 21H30

    Igreja de São João Evangelista

    EM TORNO DE JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

    Jan Willem Jansen, órgão

    Orquestra Clássica da Madeira

    Norberto Gomes, direção

    27 OUT | Sexta 21H30

    Igreja e Recolhimento do Bom Jesus

    28 OUT | Sábado 21H30

    Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz – Ponta do Sol

    ÓRGÃO E LITERATURA

    Jan Willem Jansen, órgão 

    António Plácido, voz

    29 OUT | Domingo 11H00

    Sé do Funchal

    MISSA DOMINICAL

    André Ferreira, órgão

    Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

    João Andrade Nunes, direção

    29 OUT | Domingo 18H00

    Convento de Santa Clara

    MANUEL RODRIGUES COELHO – FLORES DE MÚSICA (1620)

    André Ferreira, órgão

    Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

    João Andrade Nunes, direção

    [EN] PROGRAMME

    20 OCT | Friday 9.30 pm

    Church of São João Evangelista – Funchal

    AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MUSIC

    Stephen Tharp, organ

    21 OCT | Saturday 9.30 pm

    Funchal Cathedral

    ‘LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC’

    - Film by Carl Dreyer (1928) with organ improvisation

    Karol Mossakowski, organ

    22 OCT | Sunday 6.00 pm

    Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição – Machico

    ITALIAN AND IBERIAN MUSIC

    Francesco di Lernia, organ

    23 OCT | Monday 9.30 pm

    Church of São João Evangelista – Funchal

    ‘THE ORGELBÜCHLEIN PROJECT’

    - Completing Bach’s work

    William Whitehead, organ

    24 OCT | Tuesday 9.30 pm

    Church of São Martinho

    ORGAN AND ALPHORN

    Carlo Torlontano, alphorn

    Francesco di Lernia, organ

    25 OCT | Wednesday 9.30 pm

    Church of Santa Luzia – Funchal

    THE ENGLISH TRADITION

    William Whitehead, organ

    26 OCT | Thursday 9.30 pm

    Church of São João Evangelista – Funchal

    AROUND JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

    Jan Willem Jansen, organ

    Madeira Classical Orchestra

    Norberto Gomes, direction

    27 OCT | Friday 9.30 pm

    Chuch and Hospice of Bom Jesus – Funchal

    28 OUT OCT | Saturday 9.30 pm

    Church of Nossa Senhora da Luz – Ponta do Sol

    ORGAN AND LITERATURE

    Jan Willem Jansen, organ

    António Plácido, voice

    29 OCT | Sunday 11.00 am

    Funchal Cathedral

    SUNDAY MASS

    André Ferreira, organ

    Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

    João Andrade Nunes, direction

    29 OCT | Sunday 6.00 pm

    Convento of Santa Clara – Funchal

    MANUEL RODRIGUES COELHO – FLORES DE MÚSICA (1620)

    André Ferreira, organ

    Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

    João Andrade Nunes, direction

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