Newsletter September 2021

Dear Members

Las Rotas October 2019Welcome to our September Newsletter and I hope you have enjoyed a great summer.

I am pleased to advise you that our planned meeting at Restaurante Puerto Blanco, Calpe will take place on Thursday September 16, at 7.30 pm.  This will be an informal “Welcome Back” event which will be in the beautiful garden of this restaurant.  The current Covid 19 rules stipulate that the maximum number of people per table is 10, and this restaurant is well organised to ensure that the correct spacing is adhered to. I would ask you all to comply with the regulations and use masks whilst walking through the restaurant.

The welcome cava/white wine will be served at your table so, on arrival, once you have collected your table number you must make your way straight to your table and take your seat immediately. Whilst we realise that everyone will be happy to meet old friends again we cannot have a situation where large groups are standing together and chatting within the restaurant.

We will have pre-selected wines for you to enjoy. There will be no presentation but we hope that you will enjoy discussing the wines with fellow members on each table.  In the June Newsletter I did request people to advise me if they were interested in attending this event and we expect to have a good attendance.  We do have room to invite a maximum of 10 guests, so if you do plan to invite guests you should advise Penny as soon as possible.

As this is our first in-person event since February 2020, and as we have a number of new members, we will be operating our usual system of “names out of the hat” for table seating to ensure everyone mixes with fellow members.

Regarding the October Wine Tasting, this is planned to go ahead subject to revised restrictions which are published regularly.  We will advise everyone of the location and theme of the tasting as soon as it is confirmed.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at this first get-together and I hope that we can continue to meet in-person in the months ahead.

Detailed below is the Menu. Starters are to share and I would ask you to confirm your choice of Main Course to Penny Floodgate ….


Menu especial

Pan de nuestro horno

Crema de calabaza con jengibre y naranja

Sashimi de atún con crudité y helado de wasabi

Martini de foie-gras con uvas, crumble y Pedro Ximenez




Lomo de salmon con guacamole, rabano picante y pico de gallo.


Solomillo de ternera lechal con salsa de setas y puré de apio trufado


Postre especial de la casa

Agua y Café

Price: €35 Members  €40 Guests

If you are bringing guests Penny will confirm guest places prior to the tasting as members have priority. Bookings will close as usual the Friday before the tasting which, for this month, is 12.00 noon on FRIDAY 10th September.

Any cancellations after the deadline will still require payment to be made for you and/or your guests.   Reservations and choice of main course please to: Penny Floodgate Tel: 965794996 or email:  Penny will always confirm receipt of your booking.  If you have made a reservation and do not receive a confirmation from Penny you are not booked, so in that case please check with her.

Dress code as always is smart casual (no shorts). Jackets and ties are optional in these hot temperatures.

Autumn Wine Trip – In view of the continuing restrictions we do not plan to organise a Wine Trip this Autumn.  If however the rules change we will review this.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on September 16.

Best Regards,

Tim Fawle