read less - 8/07/2016, Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable week!! read less - 6/17/2019, You have to check this out!! A tour with them is guaranteed to be something that you won't forget. Catavino can design trips of any length and scope to suit your criteria. A week of friendship, learning and interacting all in an environment that was stimulating and stress free. We would HIGHLY recommend it! The tour included several days in and near Lisbon, and then five days in Porto and the wineries and vineyards along the Douro River. Excellent wines, wonderful views, terrific people and a delightful lunch topped off with a lovely boat ride. You must get to know Catavino. we have been many exotic places and serious hikes. I believe this one was originally by Simon Hopkinson. maybe the... we are a regular group of experienced upscale travelers. 5576, Feel free to contact us either by email or by phone, or, 1 freshly washed bunch of fresh spinach leaves (or chard), 1 tablespoon full of unleavened wheat flour. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water, then stir it into the spinach sauce. It was a top notch experience from start to finish. Thanks!! If you go to Portugal you must ask Catavino tours to assist with some or all of your itinerary. The guides in the Quintas and Port Houses learn from Ryan, not the other way around.American? Directions to Thermomix London Studio Greenwich from Greenwich DLR, Directions to Thermomix London Studio Greenwich from Deptford Bridge DLR. He is a Renaissance man with a great knowledge of food, wine and culture. read less - 10/30/2019, We had a very enjoyable trip to Portugal. Funny personable and super knowledgeable. Thank you for introducing her to Portugal in such a wonderful manner. I felt very good about having her in Catavino's hands.... read moreAna arranged a trip for my client through Portugal. The tour and experience could not have been better! We were part of the 2016 Harvest Tour and had the experience of a lifetime! A beautiful day in the Douro… Gorgeous scenery of course, but our bespoke itinerary included a visit to Favaios for bakeries and a Moscatel tasting, a worker’s lunch and winery visit in Pinhão and a... A beautiful day in the Douro… Gorgeous scenery of course, but our bespoke itinerary included a visit to Favaios for bakeries and a Moscatel tasting, a worker’s lunch and winery visit in Pinhão and a short stop in Amarante to see the church and sample pastries there. Yesterday we had the chance to visit a few places in the Douro with Catavino. Smoked Salmon Mousse Croustades. I recommend chilling for about half an hour to firm and give a nice chill, but this can be eaten right after making. We don’t just sell a product. Catavino arranged unique experiences every day. The Douro Valley is breathtakingly beautiful and our guides were wonderful. Add garlic and stir for a minute, then add chopped onion. He is extremely knowledgeable and helped us learn to appreciate Port. Deep thanks. The most recent one was quite specialized and required a good... Lucy and her Catavino team have now set me up with two completely different trips in two years, both of which were perfectly executed. Ryan Opaz's personal relationship with so many in the wine/food industry allows for intimate experiences everywhere we went, unlike anything we have experienced before. Squeeze out excess liquid, give it a coarse chop and set aside. maybe the best or right up there with a guided trip to Bhutan. Ryan and his teams services were more than worth every penny we spent. Obrigada! Season with a little pepper, red wine vinegar and grated nutmeg. read less - 9/14/2017, Ana arranged a trip for my client through Portugal. The whole day was the highlight of our trip! Recently back from a Fall Harvest Wine & Food Tour in northern Portugal. and we all agreed that our Catavino Portugal 3 week trip with Ryan was outstanding. I highly recommend Lucy and Catavino if you are seeking a wonderful and unique Portuguese experience. Just south of Lisbon, across the Tagus River estuary, you’ll visit the extraordinary villages of Sesimbra and Azeitão, renown for... Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Adjust seasoning to taste. Like most learning experiences I feel like I’ve retained a fraction of what I learned about the wines and cuisine or Portugal. In the meantime, grab a large bowl and fill with ice water. who did a complete tour through one... read moreYesterday we had the chance to visit a few places in the Douro with Catavino. You will discover the “real” Douro and Porto, not the tourist version. Echoing the comments of the previous reviews below, my wife and I experienced one memorable experience topped each day by the next memorable experience. Yes. Tip out the cooked spinach mousse from the moulds and cover with sauce. This was an... read moreOur Fall Harvest trip through the Douro valley led by Ryan Opaz and organized by the talented team at Catavino was truly a once in a lifetime experience (well maybe twice)! !It is guaranteed to be filled with passion and love, leaving you with a yearning to come back time and time again.Can't recommend this enough. Our passion and love for Vowerk products are stronger than any social restriction and go well beyond the screen of a laptop to reach our customers. Your email address will not be published. The tour was a highlight of our trip. We took the class in Lisbon, Portugal. Chill. Catavino designed an amazing tour for our private group. Thank you for introducing her to Portugal in such a wonderful manner. Highly recommended!! This is a must! This is the mousse that you will use to stuff the chicken breast. Yes. They were quick to respond to my inquiry and communicated with us throughout the process. Although Ryan has a huge database of facts in his brain, he is also a treasure house of stories. We loved our multi-day tour with Ryan at Catavino. Fantastic tour of the Portugal wine country organized and conducted by the Catavino team. We'll be back! Blend in bowl the mayonnaise, sour cream, whipped cream, seasoning, onion and spinach. Our guide, Ryan Opaz, was extremely knowledgable and brought great enthusiasm... What an amazing trip with a fantastic group of people. Echoing the comments of the previous reviews below, my wife and I experienced one memorable experience topped each day by... read moreFantastic tour of the Portugal wine country organized and conducted by the Catavino team. Ryan is on a first name basis with many upscale restaurants and wineries and we were treated like rock stars at all these places. Easy. Cook for 10 minutes/speed 2/ 100ºC or until the cream thickens to a suitable coating consistency. Or, for a large crowd - why not make this, as well as a chocolate mousse, then serve smaller portions of each? From our first winery visit to grape stomping to our splendid view from our hotel in the Douro Valley, the Catavino team left no details behind. Stir well. You will not get a stock tour: you will get an experience tailored to your interests and tastes.Ryan will take you to places you cannot enter as a tourist on your own. Lisbon, the Duoro, Porto...all were fascinating. Unlike any tour!! When there were hiccups in the itinerary; Catavino was nothing but gracious. read less - 2/06/2020, Lucy and her Catavino team have now set me up with two completely different trips in two years, both of which were perfectly executed. The guides in the Quintas and Port Houses learn from Ryan, not the other way around.American? It was a stress free vacation and top notch the entire trip! Our visitors loved every minute of the day, and so did we. Echoing the comments of the previous reviews below, my wife and I experienced one memorable experience topped each day by the next memorable experience. We were able to see many parts of this beautiful... read moreWe had a very enjoyable trip to Portugal. Amen read less - 10/20/2018, A week like no other. Cook for 20-25 minutes/speed 2/Varoma temperature or until firm to the touch. It was a top notch experience from start to finish. Our tour guide, Ryan Opaz, was extremely knowledgeable about the wines, the Quintas, the history of Port and Portuguese table wine and the country of Portugal. They arranged all of the details and allowed us to really enjoy our trip. One of our guests summed it up like this during one of our lunches, "Patti, I feel like I've died and gone to heaven. We enjoyed three days with Ryan as he guided us through the Douro Valley and the ancient town of Porto. They organized the tour around our interests (wine, food, culture) and budget. The Portuguese are huge fans of these leafy greens and throw them into soups, or into their “Esparregado.” Summertime is when these babies start to bloom! From our first winery visit to grape stomping to our splendid view from our hotel in the Douro Valley, the Catavino team left no details behind. I highly recommend this to anyone who visits Lisbon. 6. read less - 9/19/2017, Yesterday we had the chance to visit a few places in the Douro with Catavino. Arrange the salmon in a layer on top of the mousse and … magazine we ate and drank superbly. Catavino is very strongly recommended. We flew in to Lisbon, spent a couple days there then moved up to Porto for a couple days, the Douro Valley for a few and finished in Cervães in the northern region. Our Fall Harvest trip through the Douro valley led by Ryan Opaz and organized by the talented team at Catavino was truly a once in a lifetime experience (well maybe twice)! We had the chance to meet one very young producer (Oscar Quevedo: thanks!) Mold and chill. Fantastic, approved by an italian! Join Ankita and have some fun cooking up a storm in your kitchen, get new and converted recipes to help you make the most of your Thermomix. Catavino arranged unique experiences every day. Recently back from a Fall Harvest Wine & Food Tour in northern Portugal. The team at Catavino have an uncommonly detailed and up to date list of recommendations that they tailored for us based on our requirements and when we would be traveling. Place the chicken fillets that you have separated out, the spinach and egg into the food processor and chop together into a fine puree. Add a 1 inch deep layer of scallop mousse. They organized the tour around our interests (wine, food, culture) and budget. We... Catavino is Ryan Opaz. read less - 6/30/2017, We were part of the 2016 Harvest Tour and had the experience of a lifetime! Ryan and his team of angels of Catavino created an absolute exceptional itinerary for our group of 10 from Minnesota. Prep Time. Aside from cooking amazing food, we were part of the entire process, from picking out the fresh ingredients in the market to cooking the meal, and then getting to enjoy the cooked meal with the chefs out on the balcony. Stir well until bubbling. Lisbon, the Duoro, Porto...all were fascinating. The tour included several days in and... read moreWe just completed a Fall Harvest tour that was organized and led by Catavino Tours. and we all agreed that our Catavino Portugal 3 week trip with Ryan was outstanding. Remove from heat and let stand several minutes to serve. Spinach Salad Recipes ... A quick, easy chocolate mousse that will please everyone. Excellent... No enough words, even for a wordsmith like me, to say how wonderful it was spending time with Gabriella and Ryan. But Ryan Opaz is not all of Catavino. Ryan and Gabriella must have called in all of their personal favors because we met and drank wine with many winemakers, a wine shop owner and tasted '72 port which Oscar Quevedo's grandfather had made. But Ryan Opaz is not all of Catavino. It’s a stunning dish. A week of friendship, learning and interacting all in an environment that was stimulating and stress free. Everyday was full of fun adventures and all organized by Catavino. It was an overall wonderful experience. It was an education about wine we couldn't have experienced anywhere else. Wonderful winery visits including lunch with winemakers and a wonderful introduction to this warm, friendly culture. read less - 11/10/2019, My wife and I worked with Catavino Tours to plan a special trip for our 10 year anniversary and couldn't be happier! For our trip to Portugal my wife and I wanted insider access to the best experiences without getting bogged down in too many touristy things. Aside from cooking amazing food, we were part of the entire process, from picking out the fresh ingredients in the market to cooking the meal, and then getting to enjoy the cooked meal with the chefs out on the balcony. Our guide, Ryan Opaz, was extremely knowledgable and brought great enthusiasm to the experience. Kudos to Catavino for a wonderful and supremely well organized trip. Chill to egg-white consistency. Easy. This Spinach Mousse with parmesan cream is light, rich and super tasty. read less - 9/30/2018, Catavino is Ryan Opaz. The entire experience was wonderful and met all of our expectations. It was such fun eating our way through Porto with them both. Put into a food processor with egg whites, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Thank you! read less - 9/20/2019, A beautiful day in the Douro… Gorgeous scenery of course, but our bespoke itinerary included a visit to Favaios for bakeries and a Moscatel tasting, a worker’s lunch and winery visit in Pinhão and a... read moreA beautiful day in the Douro… Gorgeous scenery of course, but our bespoke itinerary included a visit to Favaios for bakeries and a Moscatel tasting, a worker’s lunch and winery visit in Pinhão and a short stop in Amarante to see the church and sample pastries there. We were treated like esteemed guests everywhere we went and even treated like family is more like it! Remove the bay leaves and add the greens. I highly recommend Lucy and Catavino if you are seeking a wonderful and unique Portuguese experience. They organized the tour around our interests (wine, food, culture) and budget. Fantastic tour of the Portugal wine country organized and conducted by the Catavino team. They understood what our visit meant to us & offered us fantastic guides & activities. Thank you, Catavino! The cooking class was incredible! Finally, the food was amazing and included several dinners and lunches with wine makers who were personally know by Ryan. I've traveled the world for food and wine, having many amazing experiences along the way. We had a very enjoyable trip to Portugal. We just completed a Fall Harvest tour that was organized and led by Catavino Tours. Benjamin kept us on schedule, organized our lunch (which included a couple of tasty extras), and as a Douro native, spoke passionately about his home territory. ;) - 6/17/2019, Had a great experience in the walking tour, and as a Portuguese I learned a lot of things about the history and the origin of some of the things we normally take for granted in... read moreHad a great experience in the walking tour, and as a Portuguese I learned a lot of things about the history and the origin of some of the things we normally take for granted in this beautiful country of ours. Our visitors loved every minute of the day, and so did we. My client is a single woman traveling alone and she had the time of her life! Drizzle in cream while processing. Benjamin kept us on schedule, organized our lunch (which included a couple of tasty extras), and as a Douro native, spoke passionately about his home territory. License Number: RNAVT no. There is a team behind the scenes. read less - 10/15/2017, Our Fall Harvest trip through the Douro valley led by Ryan Opaz and organized by the talented team at Catavino was truly a once in a lifetime experience (well maybe twice)! Ryan and Gabriella must have called in all of their personal favors because we met and drank wine with many winemakers, a wine shop owner and tasted '72 port which Oscar Quevedo's grandfather had made. Prep Time. This recipe was taught to me by Elias Pontikos, a former Advisor on my team. !It is guaranteed to be filled with passion and love, leaving you with a yearning to come back time and time again.Can't recommend this enough. A week like no other. read less - 1/07/2020, We had a wonderful multi-day tour of northern Portugal with Ryan at Catavino. We give you the opportunity to be part of a community of men and women, who have discovered the joy and beauty while cooking and eating with those who we care about. How about chard (nabiça)? 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