Almerimar

Just a quick mention of an FGS group dinner we has last Thursday. 39 of us had a special deal price for the "tasting menu" at the Ikari sushi bar in the golf hotel.

From the feedback that I have heard so far everyone really enjoyed themselves and said that there is a good chance that they will eat there again at some point.

I had to drive up to El Ejido for a meeting yesterday afternoon.

On the drive up there I noticed that there were signs up saying that Burger King has taken over the old Lidl building.

For a while now a number of people have told me that the set menu lunch in the Almerimar clubhouse is worth trying out. Last Thursday we had a golf match against Playa Serena Seniors after which almost 60 of us had a set menu lunch.

We had to choose from 3 starters, 3 main courses and 3 desserts. All of them were very good indeed.

It is not the cheapest around. I believe it normally costs 18 euros a person and I think this includes 1 drink. This price is discounted by 10% if you purchase green fees in bulk from the course and have one of their "membership" cards.

You can certainly get a cheaper lunch elsewhere in Almerimar. However the setting and the quality of food may make this something for people to try out.

Today I spotted an advert on one of the signs near the Poniente hospital saying that the new Lidl is due to open on 28 January 2016. They have certainly been working hard on the new building that is located between the old Lidl and the motorway.

Work is now underway on the changing of the layout of the pro-shop in the clubhouse at Almerimar. Builders are in the process of taking down all of the windows that currently surround the pro-shop.

Today you cannot get to the pro-shop and the noticeboard area via the steps to the right just as you enter the clubhouse. You have to use the downstairs entrance down the ramp just beyond the buggy storage area.

I am not sure how long it will take for the work to be completed.

Almerimar dentist - new location in waiting - January 2016

I had to call in to the chemist today to pick up some stuff for a cold I have got (loads of people have a cold/cough in Almerimar at the moment).

While driving there I spotted the sign in the picture above on the corner over the road from the back entrance into Yachting Golf. It says that the current Almerimar dentist is going to open a surgery there at some point.

Funnily enough I had a dentist appointment for today. When I went to see Antonio he said he is going to take his time getting the work done on his new place. To make sure it is done properly. He said that he expects to change locations sometime after the summer.

If anyone needs a dentist in the area both Jacqui and I can recommend Antonio. He has done a really good job for us over the years. You can find his currently surgery on the street close to the exit from the Mercadona car park. The phone number for the surgery is 950 497 715.

 

Mr President has been drumming up support for FGS from various partner businesses for 2016. While doing the rounds he has mentioned that Nautico is closed until February.

As usual various bars and restaurants are having some down time over the winter.

There is a sign in the window of the shop behind Alcor Properties on the road behind "the square". It says that there is a flower shop opening there sometime soon.

In the last day or two I have spotted signs outside 2 different restaurants saying they are closed for improvements. I guess this is either building work or redecoration.

The Asador restaurant on Darsena 3 has been closed since November and does not look to have re-opened yet. Also, Pizza Guzzi on Darsena 1 is closed until February.

Just a quick word of warning about the giving and receiving of Carrefour gift voucher cards.....

Jacqui and I won a couple of Carrefour gift vouchers in recent FGS Sunday competitions. We went up to spend them in Carrefour last Friday afternoon to spend them.

When we tried to use them at the till to pay for various things the till rejected the credit card sized swipe cards. Luckily we had kept the receipts that came with the cards.

The manager had to come along and fiddle about with stuff for around 5-10 minutes at the till. Eventually we managed to claim the amount of discount held on the two cards.

So the good news is that the Carrefour gift cards work OK. The bad news is that you may have to allocate a bit more time to spending them. So do not plan to spend them if you need to rush off somewhere else straight afterwards.

6 and 8 December are bank holidays in Spain. This year 6 December falls on a Sunday. So the Monday is a bank holiday instead.

We were in Mercadona earlier today buying chocolates for the Friday golf competition this week. While there we noticed that Mercadona is opening on Monday 7 December 2015 until 12:00 noon. It is closed on Tuesday 8 December 2015.

Ikari Sushi Bar - Almerimar

A while ago we mentioned that there will be a new restaurant opening in the golf hotel. It now looks like it will be called the Ikari sushi bar. It was advertised at the recent gourmet event in El Ejido. It is advertised here on Facebook. Also, the scorecards for the golf course contain an advert for it.

I guess it will be opening soon.

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Further to the earlier article here.

I have been told that the land next door to Lidl now has a sign saying they are building a bigger Lidl there. I will check it out next time I drive past.

Also, work continues at the top of the hill above Almerimar. There are now some low retaining walls creating space that look like they are being filled by earth. So perhaps it is greenhouses that are going to be built there. I guess we will have to wait and see.

 

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