Things are now hotting up as the Algarve schools cookery competition which started for real on Monday at the Silves Sul School in Algoz. The students had taken great care over the table preparation which looked clean, well laid out and with some nice touches in decoration. The 12 judges were greeted to a glass of white sangria on arrival and some beautifully prepared sardines as an appetiser before the 4 teams served their starters, main courses and deserts . These were accompanied as you would expect with white wine, red and rose wine with the deserts. The standards were high and it was difficult for the judging panel to make their choices (Pictures).
Groups 2 and 3 from Silves Sul School will meet in the semi final on 20th March.
At the Almancil on Tuesday the school tables layouts were also impressive and the use of charger plates and fresh flowers added to the overall impressions. The four teams excelled themselves with their cooking skills and presented quite different style of food from their opponents. Different wines were served with the mains to compliment the food. Again it was a difficult choice to select the two teams that will go forward to the semi finals on the18th and 20th of March. Judges stressed that although two teams had to drop out at this stage they should not be disappointed as their skills were high and they would have gained much from the experience (Pictures).
Groups 2 and 3 from Almancil School will meet in their semi final on the 18 March.