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*** This class date has changed – it will not take place on the 16th of December as previously scheduled, the new date is January 6th. ***


The name of this dish comes from the unique pan in which it is cooked. Available on every street corner in Portugal, the pan features two copper bowls connected by a hinge and a clasp. The cataplana is filled with ingredients, closed and heated over a stove. It is then opened at the table, releasing a cloud of steam and the incredible aromas of the finished dish. Of Portuguese origin, forerunner of the modern pressure cooker, the cataplana allows cooking various types of food, giving to them all a unique and unmistakable flavor through its hermetic steam cooking. Its harmonious shapes combined with its versatility makes the cataplana a very special utensil, unlike any other.

What to Expect:

Mayport shrimp, Cedar Key clams, Mussels and fresh local whitefish
Chorizo sausage, vine ripe tomatoes and hydroponic farm fresh herbs
A vegetarian version
Farm Fresh Avocado Salad salad
Flaming Cherry Jubilee with vanilla cream desert
Complimentary Portuguese wine and port



This demonstration style cooking class will be held at the Rype & Readi GOLF BISTO, 4900 Cypress Links Blvd, Elkton Florida. 6:00pm – 9:00 pm on the date indicated.

As our chef’s demonstration the different menu items, you get to enjoy the menu as a meal, served with or without wine. We encourage questions and are happy to answer any cooking related queries during and after the demonstrations. The Cataplana Class is more hands on as participants can choose to fill a Cataplana to enjoy.

You will receive a knowledge and recipe book with the recipes used in class to take home with you.

We try to make all of our classes very informative, a little instructional and always a  lot of fun

Rype & Readi Farm Market offers a variety of cooking classes / wine tastings / farm feasts thought the year. We can also customize a private class for you and your friends or colleagues! You’ll not only learn some great recipes, but also a fair amount about culinary techniques and food history while enjoying wines of the region.  Classes are pre-paid and non-refundable – nominated substitutes are welcome.