Madeira Mix

Madeira island news and views.

Casa Velha Autumnal Menu

Casa Velha do Palheiro chefs Francisco Quintal and Eric Weidmann have just launched the new Autumnal menu.
Showcasing new mouthwatering dishes such as ‘Grilled scallops with curry oil, lentils salad, champagne vinaigrette’ or ‘sautéed foie gras escalope with brioche and red fruits’ as starters.

Main dishes include goodies such as ‘Autumn fish stew with lobster, chestnuts, mushrooms and seasonal vegetables.
New desserts include ‘chestnut delight with rum and vanilla’ with a recommendation to be accompanied by Blandy’s Malmsey 5 year old!

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It’s Wahoo Time

From late summer into early winter, large wahoo prowl the inshore grounds in search of mackerel, needlefish, large flying fish and other baitfish. Madeiran wahoo are well- conditioned fish that normally average 40 to 60 lbs with occasional larger fish exceeding the 70-lb mark.

These sleek razor-jawed predators can be surprisingly elusive and wary, but when hooked up are turbocharged performers on light to medium tackle. Most of the productive wahoo marks lie close to the island’s remarkable cliffs, offering a spectacular view whilst you await the bite.

Balancal offers full and half day charters for these agile beasts. For reservations please contact the Casa Velha at +351 291 790 350

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Fim de semana Gastronómico

Na Casa Velha do Palheiro

A Alta Gastronomia volta a estar em destaque na Casa Velha do Palheiro nos dias 23 e 24 de Outubro. Este ano o Chef convidado será o Chef Rafel Perelló – Chefe de Cozinha do Son Brull Boutique Hotel & Spa em Maiorca. Em conjunto, neste “Fim de Semana Gastronómico”, estarão os Chefs da Casa Velha do Palheiro, o Madeirense Chef Francisco Quintal e o Francês Chef Eric Weidmann. Vinhos provenientes de Portugal Continental e da Madeira especialmente escolhidos dos cofres de vinho da Blandy’s Wine Lodge irão complementar o menu.

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Bacalhau com geleia de tomate e azeite de manjericão Carpaccio de lombo de borrego com ervas da serra Creme de abóbora com ovos de codorniz e iogurte de trufas Salmonete com vinho doce e espargos brancos Coelho assado com lagostim e cebola Limão “Son Brull”

 

Preço do jantar – €80* por pessoa
*Incluindo vinhos e água à refeição
*Desconto de 10% para portadores do Cartão de Fidelidade do Palheiro Estate

Para reservas ou mais informação contacte:
Telefone: +351 291 790 350 ou email: casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

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Camellia Season in Palheiro Gardens

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Now is the time to visit the Palheiro gardens and see the Camellias in full bloom.
The early Camellia Sasanqua start in October together with the famous Granthamiana from Hong Kong.
The Camellia Japonica, white, pink, red and striped flower from December through to end of April. Single and double, a mass of beauty! Also the huge pink and red blooms of the Camaellia reticulata are showing.

From the gate house entrance along the drive, at the bottom of the main garden and in the Ribeira do Inferno you will see masses of plants; the walk continues to the Chapel, surrounded by more Camellias and then towards the huge Araucarias by Casa Velha hotel. Yes, they are everywhere.
You will also see to the south of the entrance gate an extensive replanting program underway, using mainly Madeira indigenous and endemic species.

Columbus Festival | Porto Santo September, 17th to 19th

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The island of Porto Santo hosts a historical recreation in honour of the famous merchant and navigator
Christopher Columbus, who lived on this island and married the daughter of the rst Captain Donnee,
Bartolomeu Perestrelo.
This medieval festival includes an extensive program comprised by a wide range of musical and theatre
shows, as well as exhibitions and parades evoking the age of the Portuguese Discoveries.
The event is promoted to pay tribute to the time when the navigator lived in the archipelago, around 1478,
and Funchal was involved in sugar trade business.

September 17th – Thursday
16th Century Fair:
7 pm – Parade along the village main streets and squares – Starting at: Largo do Pelourinho, Rua Dr. Nuno S. Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana and Avenida Infante D. Henrique – Opening and fruition of the Market – Largo do Pelourinho, Largo das Palmeiras, Porto Santo Town Hall and Porto Santo Congress Centre main squares – Exhibition of military artefacts, models and military camp
8 pm – Christopher Columbus Disembarkment – Santa Maria Caravel – Beach opposite to Praça do Barqueiro
8:30 pm – Christopher Columbus historic welcoming parade
Itinerary:
Avenida Infante D. Henrique, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior, Av. Henrique Viera de Castro, Largo do Pelourinho, passing by Columbus House, Rua Dr. Nuno S. Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana Júnior, and Av. Infante D. Henrique Former Town Hall building (main stage):
10 pm – Ancient Medieval Dance Workshop
11 pm – “Allatantou” – African Music Concert and Dance
Town Hall Main Square (secondary stage):
Midnight – Fire Juggling Show: “The Haunted Ship”

September 18th – Friday
16th Century Fair:
7 pm – Parade along the village main streets and squares – Starting at Largo do Pelourinho, Rua Dr. Nuno S. Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu
Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana and Avenida Infante D. Henrique – Opening and fruition of the Market – Largo do Pelourinho, Largo das Palmeiras, Porto Santo Town Hall and Porto Santo Congress Centre main squares
8 pm – Archery Workshop – Town Hall Main Square (secondary stage)
8.30 pm – Captain-Donee´s parade presenting the village to Christopher Columbus
Town Halll Main Square (secondary stage):
9.30 pm – Archery Tournament
11 pm – 16th Century Music Concert “Gambuzinos”
Fire Juggling Show: under the motto “The conquest of Ceuta” (Town Hall Main Square – secondary stage)

September 19th – Saturday
16th Century Fair:
7 pm – Parade along the village main streets and squares – Starting at Largo do Pelourinho, Rua Dr. Nuno Teixeira, Rua Bartolomeu Perestrelo, Av. Dr. Manuel Gregório Pestana and Avenida Infante D. Henrique
– Opening and fruition of the Market – Largo do Pelourinho, Largo das Palmeiras, Porto Santo Town Hall and Porto Santo Congress Centre main squares
8 pm – Parade along the village main streets
9 pm – Announcement of the Banns of marriage between the Captain-Donee’s daughter and Christopher Columbus
10 pm – Music Concert in tribute to the tragic maritime epic voyages based on musical elements from around the world and Fire Juggling
Shows (Town Hall Main Square – secondary stage)

Activities held continuously at the festivals venue:
– Rambling entertainment
– 16th Century Market
– Exhibition of military artefacts, models and military camp
Largo do Pelourinho:
– “The Body of the Slaves ” – Exhibition and Short Film
– Exhibition “Christopher Columbus World” – Photo shooting setting
– Photography Exhibition “Living in the 15th century”
– Sculpture Exhibition under the theme “Columbus Egg” and “Dream Caravel”

More information: http://bit.ly/1Nztak4

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3rd Madeira Wine Open Golf Competition
20th of September 2015

10:00h – Open, Four-Ball-Better-Ball | Shot-Gun Start
Madeira Wine Tasting after the Competition

15:30h – Lunch & prize giving at Palheiro Golf Club

For further information please contact: patricia.rodrigues@palheiroestate.com

 


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3ªEdição Torneio Madeira Wine Open no Palheiro Golf
20 de  Setembro 2015

10:00h – Saídas em Shot-Gun
Prova de Vinhos Madeira após a Competição

15:30h – Almoço e entrega de prémios no Clubhouse do Palheiro Golf

Para mais informações, por favor contacte: patricia.rodrigues@palheiroestate.com

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Madeira Wine Festival 2015 – Programme

30th of August to September 2nd
Municipal Garden Auditorium – Funchal
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm – 12th European Folklore Week – with the participation of regional, national and international Folklore Groups –
Project by Grupo de Folclore e Etnográfico da Boa Nova ( Boa Nova Folklore and Ethnographic Group)

August 31st – Monday
InfoArt exhibition room at the Secretaria Regional da Economia, Turismo e Cultura (Regional Secretariat for Economy, Tourism and
Culture)
10:00 am to 5:30 pm – Exhibition: “The 1st Harvest Festivity”, by Eugénio Perregil

3rd to the 6th of September
Central Squares of Avenida Arriaga (from the Cathedral to the street of S. Francisco) and Restauração Square
Ethnographic exhibitions, living pictures, local food and diversified entertainment:
– “Winery Courtyard” – Project by José Manuel Freitas
– “Madeira Terrantez” – Project by Isabel Borges
– “Grapes colours and tones” – Project by João Egídio Rodrigues
– “Wine and Gastronomy Lounge” – Project by Rita Galvão
– “Music Shows” – Project by Madeira Light Orchestra
Central Square of Avenida Arriaga in front of the Secretaria Regional da Economia Turismo e Cultura (Regional Secretariat for
Economy, Tourism and Culture)
4:00 pm to Midnight – Presence of Madeira table wine and Madeira Wine producers, with exhibition and wine tasting, as well as other
local products – organised by the Instituto do Vinho, Bordado e Artesanato da Madeira (IVBAM, IP – RAM) – Madeira Wine, Embroidery and
Handicrafts Institute (IVBAM, IP – RAM)Central Square of Avenida Arriaga in front of the Loja do Cidadão
10:00 am to Noon – Madeira Embroidery and regional Handicrafts exhibition – organized by IVBAM, IP – RAM Municipal Garden Auditorium
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – “The Malvasia” project by Associação de Animação Geringonça – shows, local products and gastronomy display

September 3rd – Thursday
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by Associação Cultural e Recreativa da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by traditional Madeiran music groups and a show by Orquestra Ligeira da Madeira (Madeira Light Orchestra) – Restauração Square

September 4th – Friday
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by Associação Cultural e Recreativa da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by traditional Madeiran music groups and a show by Orquestra Ligeira da Madeira (Madeira Light Orchestra) – Restauração Square

September 5th – Saturday
10:00 am – Live harvesting at Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Grape harvest at Quinta da Pinheira, followed by an ethnographic parade with the following itinerary: Rua António Vitorino Castro Jorge,
Rua Capitão Armando Pinto Correia, Rua do Damasqueiro, Rua Cónego Agostinho Figueira Faria, Rua da Igreja and Rua João Augusto de
Ornelas, where the treading of the grapes will take place along with musical entertainment and local food display – Project by Associação
Cultural e Recreativa do Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (ACRE) (Estreito de Câmara de Lobos Cultural and Recreational Association).
11:30 am – 4:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by the Monteverde Folklore Group
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Performances in the city centre by Casa do Povo da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by Orquestra de Ponteado da Madeira (Madeira Strings Orchestra), of the Associação Musical e
Cultural Xarabanda (Xarabanda Musical and Cultural Association) and by Madeiran traditional music groups – Restauração Square

September 6th – Sunday
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Performances in the city centre by Casa do Povo da Camacha folk group
8:30 pm to Midnight – Performances by traditional Madeiran music groups and a show by Orquestra Ligeira da Madeira (Madeira Light Orchestra) – Restauração Square

 

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Set within the magnificent Palheiro Estate and lying adjacent to the five-star Madeira Island Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro – a Relais & Châteaux property – the 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course meanders through a pristine environment of maritime pine and botanical woodland embroidered with lush, sub-tropical vegetation.

At nearly 500 m (1640 ft) above sea level, the location is blessed with dramatic views of Madeira’s mountainous skyline and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Nestling below just 10 minutes away is Funchal, the island’s capital.

Designed by renowned golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, this picturesque layout with year-round appeal takes full advantage of Madeira’s hilly terrain, with abrupt ridges and deep valleys providing a compelling challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.

Teeing off here is to walk through a verdant and tranquil 200-year-old country estate, and an abundance of fragrant, exotic flora lends the course a unique and singular quality. Melodic birdsong enriches the experience.

Play calls for a fair degree of accuracy – the contoured fairways and strategically placed bunkers guarding fast, undulating greens mean there’s little room for error. A halfway house, The Tea House, offers refreshments and a chance to pause and assess scorecards.

Indeed, a round of golf at Palheiro engages all the senses and rewards those of all abilities with an enjoyable and memorable experience. And remember, Casa Velha hotel guests have privileged access to the course and its facilities.

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São um dos Jardins mais bonitos da Iha da Madeira, e hoje fazem parte do Palheiro Estate, o qual inclui um Hotel, um Campo de Golfe, o Palheiro Village e as estufas de orquídeas da Florialis.
A propriedade primeiro pertenceu ao Conde Carvalhal em 1801. Aqui ele construiu uma estância de caça com uma entrada para carruagens com 200 plátanos e árvores exóticas importadas de todo o mundo.

Em 1885 a propriedade foi adquirida por John Burden Blandy. A família continuou o desenvolvimento dos Jardins após 1900 e foi Mildred Blandy quem introduziu muitas plantas, incluindo proteas da África do Sul. Em 1997 a casa do Conde foi reconstruída e convertida num hotel conhecido como a Casa Velha do Palheiro, membro da Relais & Chateau. Os Jardins têm uma localização privilegiada acima do Funchal e são ricos em cor e aroma. Aqui encontrará uma colecção magnífica de camélias começada pelo Conde, árvores centenárias, o Jardim das Rosas, criado por Christina Blandy e uma infinidade de outras flores e trepadeiras.

Este verdadeiro Éden está dividido em várias áreas: O Jardim principal, o Sunken Garden, o Ribeiro do Inferno, o Jardim das Rosas, o Jardim da Senhora e a zona da Casa de Chá, onde se pode ver uma araucária do Brasil e um magnífico metrosideros da Nova Zelândia. Podem-se ainda admirar lagos com nenúfares, uma curiosa família de galinhas esculpidas em buxo e belos canteiros de flores roxas e alaranjadas.
A preservação deste autêntico tesouro natural tem o cunho pessoal de Christina Blandy, coadjuvada por uma equipa mista de dedicados jardineiros.

Saiba mais sobre estes jardins encantados aqui: http://www.palheirogardens.com/pt

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A Quinta do Palheiro oferece uma infinidade de oportunidades diferentes para celebrar casamentos e outras ocasiões especiais.
O cenário inesquecível e o serviço discreto vão tornar o seu evento único.
Na Quinta do Palheiro vamos desenhar à sua medida o pacote perfeito para esse evento inesquecível.

Algumas sugestões:

Casamentos e ocasiões especiais na Casa Velha.
Celebração de casamentos nos premiados Jardins do Palheiro.
Renovação de votos ou bênçãos na nossa Capela com mais de 200 anos.
Ocasiões importantes, como aniversários ou reuniões de família com base na Casa Velha do Palheiro com serviço e comida requintada.
Despedidas de solteira – dias preguiçosos a mimar-se a si e aos seus amigos no Palheiro Spa em preparação para o grande dia.
Jantares privados no Clubhouse do Palheiro Golf com a surpreendente vista panorâmica do Funchal.
Cocktails a bordo do nosso barco a motor, Balancal, enquanto observa golfinhos.

Contacte-nos para mais informações:
http://www.casa-velha.com/
reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com
00351 291 790 350