Fine Wines & Food Fair 2019 at Herdade dos Grous

Culinary Experiences

Food has the ability to bring people together in a way few things in this world do. It can reveal volumes about personality and culture and is one of those pleasures that people pride themselves in indulging in. Are you a foodie? Become an expert.
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Passion for food

Our love for food is infinite and our passion for cooking is our happiness. If it's yours too, then let us introduce you to our multi-sensory gastronomic experiences, and invite you to wine, dine and unwind with cuisines ranging from traditional to modern.

Discover the Wine Cellar

Located about 8 metres underground, our impressive Wine Cellar reveals an intimate and unique atmosphere. An interesting architectural detail is that some of the bricks have over 150 years and were imported from Egypt, Austria and Greece. It hosts over 11,000 wine bottles from different regions in Portugal and from all over the world.

Portuguese Wine Tasting

Our well-versed sommeliers will guide you through the nuanced flavours of various Portuguese wines! Taste a sparkling wine, a green, white or red wine, ending with a Port wine, all accompanied by Portuguese petiscos, bread and Herdade dos Grous olive oil.

Wine Tasting

Be surprised by our wine tasting privately or with some friends. Our well-versed sommeliers will guide you through the flavours of various vintages during wine and cheese tastings, complemented by Portuguese tapas, homemade bread and olive oil from Herdade dos Grous, our own farm and vineyard in Alentejo.

Wine Cellar Dining Experience

For gastronomy lovers, this extraordinary space represents a unique experience for all senses. The wines are religiously kept by our dedicated sommeliers. For degustation dinners, à la carte, or fixed menus, the chef carefully prepares the delicacies and the sommelier will present you the perfect wine pairing.

Culinary classes

No one is born a great cook; one leans by doing! Designed for the next Home Chef, alone, in family or in group, enjoy and have fun with our hands-on recreational gastronomic experiences and head back home qualified with a proper certificate, an apron and Chef’s hat!

Local Fish Market

Willing to prepare the best catch fresh fish ever? Select your fish directly at a local fish market, learn how to shop the best quality of fish and prepare them with our Chefs!

Cataplana Cooking Class

Wondering how to cook a typical Algarvian Cataplana? Our chef will share all his secrets with you, as well as his best recommendation for the perfect local wine paring.

Le Petit Chef

A hands-on opportunity for your children to learn how to cook and bake their own custom-made pizza and recreate it back home for you!

Teppanyaki Masterclass

Get your Samurai skills out and join us for a unique Teppanyaki masterclass at Mizu Teppanyaki Restaurant. Our Teppanyaki Chef will guide you throughout this experience!

Pastry & bakery classes

Some people say the secret ingredient is LOVE. But what is love? It might have many interpretations, but from our side, we strongly believe love should definitely be sweet! With our pastry and bakery workshops, learn all our secrets about it!

One of the most inviting smells in the world is that of warm, fresh-baked bread. Our Chef invites you to learn how to make traditional Portuguese bread.

Learn the skill of chocolate making. With the help of our Master Chocolatiers discover the method, step by step, and leave feeling a little wiser and greater more indulged.

Bar tastings & masterclasses

In our culinary world, drinks could not be excluded. Accompanied by our dedicated bartenders and mixologists team, indulge yourself in truly unique bar experiences and tastings that blend the best beverages and gourmet products from all around the globe.

Whiskey, Gin & Tequila tasting

What better way to acquaint yourself with the fine spirits than doing a gin, whiskey or tequila tasting? Developing a good tasting technique and building a memory of flavours is essential to appreciate these spirit’s styles and quality.

Cocktail Masterclass

We can’t buy happiness, but why not try to prepare a cocktail with a taste of it? Get hands-on and go behind the bar to learn the tricks of the Art of Blending, using only the best premium spirits with fresh, fruity ingredients.

Tiki Masterclass

Mix South American spirits, fresh fruits and juices, absorb our expert’s tips and prepare colourful and lavish garnished drinks. Make the best pitchers, punches and pre-mixed tiki drinks, inspired by the Polynesian culture.

Summer Drinks Masterclass

Fancy cocktails… fruity, sweet, spicy! Mix, stir and shake up! Learn our recipes and recreate them at home, poolside or seaside, they will keep you cool all summer long.

Craft Beer tasting

We invite you to discover “Porches Craft Beer”, our own artisanal beer brand. Learn all our techniques while savouring all the different categories: Pilsner, Brown Ale, Indian Pale Ale.

Habanos Terrace

Cigar aficionados can enjoy unique and exclusive cigar experiences at the elegant Oasis Bar.  Let our expert bar staff pair the right one for you with one of our famous barrel-aged cocktails. 

Barista Brew masterclass

If the smell of coffee is your best alarm, then do not miss our Barista brew masterclass! Dedicated to all the coffee lovers and caffeine addicts alike, in our Café Bica, learn how to brew the perfect cup, while acquiring knowledge about this flavourful drink and how to bring it to the next level.

The Culinary World

An epicurean journey for the connoisseur of the finer things in life! Food has never been an afterthought, let us take you to our gastronomy’s soul and introduce you to our 11 restaurants, from beachside and rustic to the two Michelin-starred option.

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Meanwhile keep an eye on the below and let us tempt you with more ideas for exciting opportunities for relaxation, education and fun. There is never a dull moment at VILA VITA Parc.

Restaurants & bars

VILA VITA Parc presents a multi-sensory gastronomic experience with its choices of fine eateries and oceanfront venues. Wine, dine and unwind with cuisines ranging from traditional to modern.

Celebrations & Events

Because life in itself is an event, it should be celebrated! With a large variety of indoor and outdoor venues, an extensive gastronomic offer and a full dedicated and professional team, VILA VITA Parc is the perfect setting for any important event in your life or company!