Vilamoura Cataplana experience

Learn how to use Cataplanas from some of the country’s top chefs during the third Cataplana Experience at Vilamoura Marina from August 31 to September 3.

The event, part of the Allgarve’11 programme, will see several chefs demonstrating recipes and different techniques during free cooking demonstrations each day.

This versatile cooking instrument can be used to make much more than just rice dishes and can be used for steaming, smoking and even for making desserts, as the chefs will show.

A spokesman from the organisers told the Algarve Resident: “This initiative aims to promote the Cataplana, which is a cooking instrument of Portuguese origin and typical of the Algarve region.”

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