EN: The Santo da Serra golf course is the main venue for the 2015 edition of the Madeira Island Open Golf championship, part of the Main PGA European Tour, an event which will be held between the 19th to 22nd March.
DE: Der Golfplatz Santo da Serra ist der Schauplatz für eine weitere Ausgabe des Golfturniers Madeira Island Open 2015, mit einer Probe die in der Main Tour der PGA European Tour vom 19. bis zum 22. Märs integriert ist.
FR: Le terrain de golf de Santo da Serra est la scène d’une nouvelle édition du Madeira Island Open de Golf 2015, une épreuve intégrée dans le Main Tour da PGA European Tour, qui se tiendra du 19 au 22 mars.
Groups with thousands of participants flood the main streets of Funchal with music and contagious enjoyment. This is a week of healthy madness that invades the hotels, bars and clubs, turning them into permanent parties.
In an atmosphere of effusive revelry there are surprising examples of creativity and imagination and there is no shortage of daring caricatures in the Cortejo Trapalhão costume parade on Shrove Tuesday.
DE: Die Faschingsfeste von Madeira finden ihren Ausdruck im Großen Allegorischen Festzug, der am Faschingssamstag stattfindet. Sie versuchen, deren populäre Wurzeln intakt zu halten.
Dabei nehmen verschiedene Gruppen mit Tausenden von Figuranten teil, die die Haupstraßen Funchals mit Musik und ansteckender Freude überschwemmen.
Es ist eine Woche des “Verrücktseins” gesunder Umzüge, die in die Hotels, in die Bars und Diskotheken eindringt und sie in Orte fortwährender Animation verwandelt.
In einer Atmosphäre der überschwenglichen Freude wimmelt es von überraschenden Initiativen bezüglich Kreativität und Vorstellungskraft, deren kühne Karikatur beim Marsch des Tölpelfestzugs am Faschingsdienstag repräsentiert wird.
FR: Les festivités du Carnaval de Madère revendiquent leurs origines fortement ancrées dans la tradition populaire. La manifestation la plus spectaculaire est le Grand Cortège Allégorique du samedi.
210 Year Celebration Package
In 2014 Casa velha do Palheiro will celebrate 210 years of history! To celebrate, we have created an anniversary package which includes the following:
Special Christmas Package
Special New Year Package
Celebre as suas festas conosco. Junte os seus amigos, familiares, a sua empresa e venha deliciar-se ao nosso Restaurante, com esplanada e a melhor vista panorâmica sobre o Funchal. Estamos à vossa disposição para proporcionar-lhe um ambiente mágico.
Desde €25,50 por pessoa
Consulte os Menus dos Eventos Especiais no Restaurante Club House Palheiro Golfe aqui.
Deixe-nos fazer parte do seu Natal! Aguardamos por si. Obrigado.
We are proud to announce that the Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro has recently installed broadband internet wifi service for all rooms & suites as well as the main building, pool, tea house, tearrace & spa areas. The use of these service is complimentary for all guests and visitors to the hotel.
In 2012, the “main wine experience in Portugal” debuted on Madeiran soil. The success of the initiative dictated the annual scheduling of the event in the Region, where the third edition will be taking place later this month.
“The Essence of Wine – Madeira” brings together dozens of Portuguese producers, as well as the most emblematic wine producing houses on the island.
In addition to the free tasting, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in themed wine tasting sessions and show cooking’s in the presence of renowned experts. More than 1000 wines to taste of around 100 national and international producers, 30% of which will be present for the first time.
1 Day – €10 per person
3 Days – €25 per person
More information: http://www.essenciadovinhomadeira.com/
This month, the theatre company MADS prepares to return to the stages of Madeira with the popular musical ‘Annie’.
Annie is based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray, whose original Broadway production debuted in the year 1977. With music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan, this show was performed, for almost six years, in the former Alvin Theatre, in New York.
The best-known songs from the show are “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life”.
To make reservations and buy tickets, please contact the Madeira Casino: www.casinodamadeira.pt
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux, Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 24th and 25th of October Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic weekend. The guest chef this year will be Vincent Farges who is the Executive chef at Fortaleza do Guincho situated in Cascais.
After completing his education in France, Vincent worked in some of the best French restaurants to join the select team Buerehiesel with Chef Antoine Westermann, who would later inaugurate the Fortaleza do Guincho in 1998. In Morocco, where he remained for four years, he opened and was responsible for the restaurant La Bavaroise (Casablanca). In Greece, where he later settled, he inaugurated the Hotel Grande Bretagne (Athens) and was also responsible for several luxury kitchen chains. Apart from participating in various cultural events of national and international prestige, guest judging various gastronomic cuisine contests and developing initiatives with world-renowned Chefs at Fortaleza do Guincho, Chef Vincent is the creator of the highly acclaimed “Citrus Symphony”, a one season menu made exclusively from dozens of different citrus fruits, from starters to dessert, which already has two highly successful editions in 2012 and 2013.
In 2010 Vincent Farges was recognized as Chef of the Year, both by the prestigious Guide Boa Cama Boa Mesa and the newspaper Expresso.
Joining him will be the head chefs at Casa Velha do Palheiro – Madeira born Chef Francisco Quintal and French Chef Eric Weidmann – who will be using their vast experience of Casa Velha haute cuisine whilst showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer. Especially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.
Visitors to Madeira and Casa Velha do Palheiro are invited to make reservations for dinner at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
Price will be €80 euros per person including all wines.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Cátia Afonso, please call the Casa Velha Reception at +351 – 291 790 350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gastronomic Weekend Package at Casa Velha do Palheiro:
From 23rd to 28th October 2014 – € 400,00 per person in double room
For bookings and further information please contact:
Cátia Afonso at Casa Velha do Palheiro
T. +351 291 790 350 | F. +351 291 794 925
email@example.com | www.palheiroestate.com
Madeira is on the Top10 of the RadioTimes list for best fishing destinations in the world. The list was suggested by the expert angler Rae Borras, the presenter of BT Sport’s new fishing show.
For many anglers the giant blue marlin, which can grow to weights in excess of 1,000lbs, is the ultimate piscine catch. The island of Madeira, sitting 360 miles off the west coast of Africa is a magnet for these giant ocean predators and a world record fish is always a possibility. Just a few hours flying from the UK, Madeira is a great tourist destination as well as an angler’s paradise. You had better make sure you are fit, as the longest recorded fight with a marlin was over 30 hours (and it got away!).”
Read the full article here: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-04/10-best-fishing-destinations-in-the-world
The first 2014 fund raising initiative for EDGA started on the 8th of March 2014 in Lisbon Portugal.
The current President of EDGA Tony Bennett and his wife Sue have challenged themselves to play one hole at 72 Golf courses spread the length and breadth of the Portuguese mainland and in the islands of Madeira and the Azores.
The challenge is not so much the 72 holes but rather the distance that these ‘recreational cyclists’ will cycle between courses.
Tony and Sue expect to cycle approximately 1400 kilometres as they zig-zig across the mountain ranges, along the coast, through cities, towns and villages and experience some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole of Iberia.
The first three rounds have now been completed and were a great success. The Golf courses were very supportive and their hospitality was much appreciated.
Round 4 of Golf & Ride Portugal 2014, which is in progress at the time of writing, will take place on the islands of the Azores, Porto Santo and Madeira. It will bring down the curtain on what has been a very challenging but equally enjoyable journey. Strictly speaking they will visit the island of São Miguel in the Azores where they will start at the Furnas Golf Course before cycling to the much younger Batalha Golf Club. The island of São Miguel is often called the ‘green island’, it is the largest and most populated of the Azores and is the home of the Presidency of the region. The diverse scenery they will encounter starts with a volcanic lake, through mountains and rolling hills until they reach green plains on the outskirts of the capital, Ponta Delgada.
A complete contrast is the next island Porto Santo which has a glorious nine kilometers of white sandy beach and is perhaps one of the best places to get away from it all. The interior is somewhat rugged but with a landscape surrounded by the ocean, superb diving and fishing off the coast it is truly a remarkable retreat.
Finally they will make their way by boat to the island of Madeira. Discovered in 1415, Madeira is the largest of the islands that make up the autonomous archipelago of Madeira, Porto Santo and Desertas. Its position just off the coast of Africa makes Madeira the outermost land in the European Union. EDGA President Tony Bennett and his wife have visited Madeira many times over the last 20 years and it is fitting that Palheiro Golf will be the last official course of Golf & Ride Portugal 2014.