PICK OF THE WEEK: Andorra (Pyrenees)

Main places:

Andorra la VellaEscaldes-EngordanySan Julia de LoriaLa MassanaOrdinoEncampCanilloPas de la Casa

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday, 6th December – Sunday, 9th December, 2018

BEWARE! THIS COMING WEEKEND IS THE PURÍSSIMA HOLIDAY = total chaos downtown with all the carparks full of people come up to do Christmas shopping, leaving the roads in gridlock.

SUGGESTION: stay home and read a book!

Friday, 7th December at 22.30h at the cafè theatre La Fada Igorant, Andorra la Vella. In concert at La Fada: Lynne Martin

Saturday, 8th December at 13h at the bookshop La Puça in the Historic Centre, Andorra la Vella. Vermut Musical with Lia Sampai, winner of the 2nd La Fi Andorra Music Competition and Robert Poch who came second. They will share the stage with Els Pali.

Saturday, 8th December at 23h at the cafè theatre La Fada Igorant, Andorra la Vella. The same programme as at La Puça above.

Saturday, 8th December at 21h at El Rana Restaurant Bar, Andorra la Vella, (Tel. 682036 / 638401 ) Make like a Tree in English with the Ukrainian folksinger Sergey Onischenko live with music plus a background slideshow of his trips.

Until Friday, 11th January, 2019 from Monday to Thursday from 8h – 17h and on Friday from 8h – 15h in the Encamp Comú exhibition hall. Photographic Exhibition: Mountain Lives and Live stock raising with photographs by Natàlia Montané and texts by Isabel de la Parte.

At the moment the primary agricultural sector is navigating a period of profound change and adaptation, in which old and new ways of living for mountain herdsmen coexists. As a result of a collaboration between the Department of Agriculture and the Archive of Ethnography (National Archive, Department of Cultural Heritage), the project “Livestock raising” began in 2012, which portrays diversity of ways to work and to understand the activity, giving voice to the older farmers and looking at the youngest. The work of ethnographic documentation wanted to place
special emphasis on the safeguarding of cultural expressions related to the activities that are disappearing or are being transformed.


Another Christmas Menu has arrived!

CHRISTMAS LUNCH/DINNER at the Hotel Montané, Arinsal 25th December. LUNCH from 12h – 17.30h. DINNER 18h – 23h. (Cost for lunch: 28€ per adult & 18€ per child. Dinner: 33€ per adult & 23€ per child. Reservations: at Reception or T. 737 535 or [email protected] )
Christmas day aperitif served with cava.
Mixed green salad with king prawns, lemon-chive vinaigrette, capers, cherry tomatos and pomegranate.
Homemade cream of tomato soup, basil-Parmesan croutons.
Roast turkey with trimmings: sage and onion stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, Brussel sprouts, roast potatoes, carrot purée and chipolata sausages.
White wine poached fresh salmon, roast potatoes, asparagus, green pea sauce.
Mince pie or Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and whipped cream. Christmas Crackers.

Table is reserved for a sitting of 2 hours and will only be held for up to 20 minutes after the reserved time.

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