Travel | Catavino - Part 7
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Friday Feature Photo: The Natural Beauty of Asturias

Photographer: Francisco Domínguez Capture Date: November 18, 2012 Location: Valgrande Pajares – Asturias About: The photograph is taken just at the point of the river where the Puerto and Mestas streams merge into one flowing body of water. At this time of the year, just as the leaves are turning into vibrant patches of […]

Friday Feature Photo: Breathtaking Views from Cabo Girao, Madeira

Photographer: Florette Hill Capture Date: February 27, 2011 Location: Cabo Girao, Madeira, Portugal About: Florette took this photo during a stopover in Funchal (Madeira) while cruising on the Costa Concordia – the very same Costa Concordia that sank off the coast of Italy in 2012. Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago located in the north […]

Friday Feature Photo: Catavino is on Vacation!

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: June 10, 2009 Location: Spain About: Catavino is taking the month of August “off” to enjoy the last days of summer! We’ll be popping in occasionally, but trust you’ll be following our lead to be outside striking up the bbq, hanging with friends and basking in the late […]

O Paparico: Top Portuguese Restaurant in Porto

There is no sign, there is no grand entry, there is simply a wooden door with a knocker. “How do we get in?” I ask Sara, who was dutifully watching over Mica in his portable carseat. “The door isn’t open? Really?! Is this the right place?” she inquires, a little concerned […]

Top 5 Places to Surf in Portugal

Beyond the festivals, concerts and cultural activities in Portugal, lies a community of people who ride on boards like chariots upon the sea. I’m proud to be part of this clan, addicted at a young age by the peaceful feeling of being immersed in the sea. Over the years, I have visited […]

How to Picnic Portuguese Style

Picnic season has arrived! Throughout the cold and rainy winter in Portugal, few people are keen to even venture outside their front door. However, once the weather turns sunny and warm, or more like blazing hot, the Portuguese head straight to greener pastures as wicker baskets overflow with fresh, local ingredients! There […]

Friday Feature Video: Picnic in Porto!

Videographer: David Antunes Capture Date: May 30, 2014 Location: Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal About: This video was created by Catavino alongside Taste Porto Food Tours, Sursumcorda and David Antunes to promote the diverse food, incredible wine and rich culture of Portugal. Participate: If you’re keen to participate in the next […]

How to Make Portuguese Linguiça at Home

Words involving “cured and smoked” in regards to meat in Portugal often leads to thoughts of links of spicy chouriço or subtly sweet legs of presunto hanging in a dark smoke house. Some of the other sausages come to mind such as alheira. The one that has found its way […]

Portugal: A vegetarian’s oasis!

Walk into any mercado in Portugal and there will be stalls stuffed with large heads of cabbage, bunches of turnip tops, spinach and the young leaves of rapini. Go out to the Portuguese country-side and you’ll see patches of tall couve portuguesa hovering in the middle of gardens and a […]