Algarve Chefs Week benefit on December 9

Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve is to host the Algarve Chefs Week fundraiser

It is a Christmas tradition: chefs from the restaurants of 11 five-star Algarve hotels, are once more coming together to prepare the Algarve Chefs Week benefit dinner. This year all money generated by the event – which is to be held on December 9 at the Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve – is to be donated to regional institutions Apatris 21 and APEXA.

Preparation of the menu for the Algarve Chefs Week event begins with “healthy debate and takes into consideration local seasonal products,” explains Miguel Teixeira, Executive Chef at the Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve. “Lots are drawn and the chefs are divided into various groups: starter, fish dish, meat dish, dessert,” he goes on.

“Then we choose the ingredients, the garnishes, the sauces, the decorations, the various textures – a thousand and one elements that go to make up each dish – without forgetting the element of surprise when it arrives at your table.”.

This dinner prepared by some of the Algarve’s top hotel chefs will set you back just 30 euros, which also includes admission to a concert by João Só, an artist who this year is adding his support to the cause. “In a season as special as Christmas, it is always a pleasure, a source of great pride and at the same time a challenge to be able to contribute to help these institutions, and to have the Vidamar hosting this event,” stresses Chef Miguel Teixeira. For the fundraising dinner the hope is to have a full house, selling out the 300 places available. “It’s a way for all of us to be able to contribute to offer an early Christmas gift to these people.

So put it in your diary: the Algarve Chefs Week benefit with a concert by João Só is on December 9. Tickets are available at the 11 hotels taking part, including the Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve.