On Thursday 29th September2011, Bela Romao Croquet Country Club opened its doors early to host a private dining charity event. The evening was to inaugurate the head quarters of the first Portuguese Croquet Federation, founded by President and Property owner, Lita Gale. The Olhao Rotary Club held the charity for Verdades Escondidas, to assist in rehabilitating youngsters at risk and reintegrating them back into society. The hand selected guests sipped on Champagne with Hors d Oeuvres underneath the stars with a sensuous and titillating Tango set by Cecilia Galvagni and Carlos Ferreira and again during dessert to a cheeky Tango/Fado mix. The rustic autumnal menu created by Sarah F. Byrne, Chef Instructor from the Culinary Institute of America in California and Alentejo wines were just a sample of this eclectic mix. Guests were housed in their own Moroccan style tents overlooking the beautiful Armona Island. The Country Club is opened its doors in Spring 2012, for private membership only. For more information on the pre-private dining series and/or membership, please contact us on the contact page.
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