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If you could bottle summertime, would you? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to capture all of that warmth and light and delicious taste of barbecues in the sunshine, and create an essence that you could bring out to create a spark of joy in the winter months? At Four Seasons Fairways in Quinta do Lago, Portugal, the team has gone one step further to create an immersive experience for families that promises to brighten up their February half-term.  

World-renowned TV chefs Tom and Henry Herbert have reclaimed the barbecue with their legendary WinterGrill. Cooking up seasonal, local dishes to bring the taste of summer to guests staying at the Four Seasons Fairways, the brothers aim to create an atmosphere of a summer family holiday with good food, laughter and memories.

Tom and Henry Herbert with their delicious seabass dish

Tom and Henry’s signature tiger prawns


Barbecues at the resort are the perfect way to bring the family together – you’ll experience long evenings soaking up the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying mouth-watering dishes, a bottle of wine in the ice-bucket and blankets under which to snuggle as the sun goes down.

Guests who fancy themselves a dab-hand with the barbecue tongs or who have always wanted to give gourmet cooking a try, can improve their skills with Tom and Henry during their Winter BBQ Masterclass from 20-23 February 2018. There will be live cookery demonstrations, Q&A sessions with the chefs and even private classes with families and individual groups (hurry, these sell out fast!).

While some of the family whip up tonight’s dinner, the rest of the brood can enjoy the exclusive surroundings and facilities of the Fairways resort. A picture-perfect beach and 11.6 hectare lake provide the perfect base for watersports, and the resort itself is nestled in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve that is home to abundant wildlife. Activities such as birdwatching and boating are the perfect way to experience the outdoor lifestyle that the Four Seasons Fairways is famous for.

Young VIPs will be well-entertained throughout the February half-term, with the Four Seasons Fun Club offering all-day care for children aged four-12 years old. Activities include go-karting, watersports, treasure hunts and cinema sessions that will keep little ones busy while parents enjoy some me-time.

Recreate Tom and Henry’s delicious Cheeky Chicken Piri-Piri wrap:

 

For adults, the Four Seasons Fairways offers both indulgence and sporting activities to keep everyone happy. A wellness spa and beauty salon is on hand to help guests unwind and enjoy some pampering while the fitness centre and sports classes complement the golf courses in the heart of a 2000 acre estate.

After full days exploring the resort, guests can relax in the luxury of the family villas and apartments, each of which have their own private pool or jacuzzi. With February temperatures reaching around 20 degrees, the half-term break is an ideal time to catch some winter sun with the family. Each villa in the resort is perfectly set up for a WinterGrill holiday, with private barbecues so that guests can practise what they learn at the masterclass!

Tom and Henry have even created an online skills library, ingredients list and recipe cards so that aspiring chefs can bring the taste of the Four Seasons Fairways home with them. Using the step-by-step recipe cards, you can recreate Tom and Henry’s culinary delights in your own kitchen. 

The Four Seasons Fairways Resort is just a 20 minute transfer from Faro airport, meaning that families can get into the holiday mood as soon as they step off the plane. The Four Seasons resort, which enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, is proud to offer luxury home-from-home accommodation with all the benefits of one of the world’s best hotels. 


Follow Tom and Henry as they explore Faro:



The lowdown: Four Seasons Fairways

Four Seasons Fairways is currently undergoing some clubhouse refurbishment work so has introduced a special winter rate during the winter period.

February 2018 price: For the week commencing Saturday 10 February, 7 nights in a 3 bedroom villa costs £1060 on a self-catering basis (saving of 20%)

2017/18 winter price: Prices throughout the 17/18 winter season, with refurbishment discount of 20%, start from £850 for a week in a 2 bedroom villa on a self catering basis. There is unique special for December and January at £530 per villa per week.

Find out how Four Seasons Fairways can give your family the most memorable February half-term holiday yet, or to book a villa, visit:

Four Seasons Fairways