Pop-Up Portuguese: Caldeirada! A Takeout Dinner Fundraiser

  • March 21, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 511 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 94965


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Image of similar meal for illustration purposes.

Caldeirada [CAL-DAY-RAH-DAH] is a light, broth-based Portuguese Fisherman’s stew, full of fish, shellfish, vegetables and linguiça (a Portuguese sausage similar to kielbasa but with its own unique flavor). We’re offering this delicious Portuguese stew as a fundraiser for the Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center. Proceeds will be used to pay for cultural events like our annual Festa or to pay for upkeep costs for the Center while COVID prevents us from renting the space for weddings and events. 

While every a (grandma) has her own recipe, ours is inspired by our very own Manuel Azevedo and his acclaimed Sonoma restaurant, La Salette. The caldeirada for the fundraiser will be prepared by chef Michael Santos

Caldeirada Fundraiser Menu

$50 donation includes a hearty 3-course dinner for one:

  • 32 oz container of Caldeirada
  • Hearty salad and dressing
  • Garlic bread with simple heating instructions
  • One Pastel de nata (custard tart)

Support our Portuguese traditions in Sausalito by adding:

  • $20 for one bottle of premium vinho branco (750ml)
  • $20 for one bottle of premium vinho tinto (750ml)
  • $32 for one bottle of vinho Porto (750ml)
  • $18 for six extra pastéis de nata
  • $10 for a loaf of Portuguese sweet bread from Silva Bakery in Hayward
  • Donation to the Center

Aveleda Alvarinho Premium White Wine
88 pts Wine Enthusiast - It has an open straw color and a clear, shining appearance. An intense, harmonious wine, it has a surprising taste and a velvety structure. It possesses a long, fruity after-taste with notes of passion fruit, white flowers and citrus.

  Adega de Borba Premium Red Wine
88 pts Wine Enthusiast - Deep grenade color and good aromatic intensity with notes of ripened red fruits, jam and ripened pepper. Soft and elegant flavor with notes of black fruits, coffee and chocolate.
  Poças 10 Special Reserve Tawny Port
88 pts Wine Enthusiast

A judicious blend of superior quality Tawny Ports matured in wood, selected among the best of several harvests, approved by the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto) to use the denomination Special Reserve.

Wine sales now open!  


How it Works

Buy your tickets online by March 14th, 2021. Choose your pickup time. On March 21st, come to the center for curbside pick up at 511 Caledonia Street in Sausalito. Please try to show up on time so we can minimize traffic issues in the neighborhood. No refunds, substitutions, or same-day ticket sales. A photo ID will be required for orders including alcohol.

How You Can Contribute

We’ll have to sell a lot of soup to make up for the Festa proceeds from our usual crab dinner and dessert auction. Help us keep the center and Festa tradition alive! 

  • Treat the whole family or buy dinners for friends or neighbors.
  • Add a generous donation to your order to help fund Festa.
  • Join us virtually! If you can’t make the date work, have your own Portuguese dinner, raise a glass to the center and consider making a donation in lieu of buying a ticket.

Help Us Spread the Word!

A large part of the fundraiser’s success in the past has been through serving not only our members, but the greater community as well. Help us reach fellow Bay Area residents by:

  • Forwarding this event to fellow food lovers
  • Following us on social media 
  • Sharing the fundraiser link in your community, such as on NextDoor


We appreciate your support in these difficult times and hope to see you in the drive-thru line on Sunday March 21st, and at the Center when it’s safe to meet in person.

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