Upcoming Events

    • November 12, 2020
    • (PST)
    • November 11, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 14 sessions
    • Online via ZOOM



    WHEN | During the COVID Pandemic, we are meeting via ZOOM until further notice. We miss our members and encourage them to join our ZOOM board meetings. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of most months from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (unless otherwise noted on our event calendar or by email announcement). 

    REMOTE ATTENDANCE | Members can join the meeting using their computer, tablet, or smart phone via ZOOM. Only active members will be allowed to join a meeting. Members will receive an email with the ZOOM link and instructions a few days before the meeting. Keep an eye out for the reminder announcement.

    REGULAR AND ANNUAL MEETING Section 4.02 Regular meetings shall be held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m., unless such day falls on a legal holiday, in which event the regular meeting for that month shall be held at the same hour and place on the next available day. 

    The last meeting of each calendar year shall be known as the Annual Meeting. At such Annual Meetings, Directors and officers shall be elected, reports of the affairs of the Corporation shall be considered, and other business may be transacted which are within the powers of the members.

    • August 15, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • 511 Caledonia St, Sausalito
    Register


    Image for illustration purposes only. Photo: Michael Santos. 



    Sunday, August 15th 3PM -6PM

    Click on the Register button.

    In honor of the tradition, there is no charge for the sopas for members or past event participants. However, donations are greatly appreciated to cover the food costs and to help the hall cover expenses. As you know, we have been unable to rent the facility during Covid, and property taxes and utility bills continue to arrive. All proceeds benefit the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center. 

    Each individual portion comes fully cooked, with approximately 16 oz of beef broth, 1/2 lb meat, veggies, and bread slices packed separately for assembly. And arroz doce (rice pudding) for dessert. 

    Special thanks to chef Michael Santos and long time member Ruben da Silva for cooking the sopa, and Margarida da Silva for making the arroz doce 

    Other Options
    • Portuguese sweet bread from 9 Islands Bakery in Rohnert Park
    • LaSalette Cookbook – Cozinha Nova Portuguesa
    • Wines


      Quinta da Garrida White Reserve 2017

      90 pts Wine Enthusiast - One of Portugal's greatest white grapes has floral aromas, tropical fruits and melon flavors and a generous rich aftertaste, balanced by tense acidity. Touches of vanilla and almonds to add complexity.

       

      Adega de Borba Premium Red Wine 2015

      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.

        Vinha Real Vinho Verde

      This truly genuine wine from the Vinho Verde demarcated region is distinguished by its richness, taste and aroma. Young and delicate, it is a perfect pair to fish, seafood, white meat dishes, or a Summer appetizer.

      • Notes
      • Alcoholic beverages sales open on 8/1. But don't wait to register for this event. You'll get an email announcing wine sales opening if you show interest in wine or beer when you register.
      • Orders for 2 or 4 people will be combined into bigger containers to save on packaging, unless requested otherwise.
      • All sales are final. No refunds.
      • Questions? Email us at ticketsales@idesst.org.
      How It Works

      IMPORTANT: Register by August 8th, 2021. No same day registration. 

      • Click on Register button on the left.
      • Choose your pickup time on August 15th between 3pm and 6pm.
      • As with past events, we’ll also have wine and sweet bread available for purchase. 
      • On August 15th, pick up your sopas at the center at 511 Caledonia St in Sausalito.
      • Enjoy your delicious sopas!

      We appreciate your support and hope to see you in the drive thru line on August 15th

      Obrigado!

        • September 12, 2021
        • 9:00 AM (PDT)
        • December 19, 2021
        • 11:00 AM (PST)
        • Virtual Classroom using Zoom
        • 73
        Register

        Complete your enrollment now for our
        14-week VIRTUAL LANGUAGE COURSE

        To enroll, click on the Register button in the left sidebar.

        (Registration is open through the 3rd class)

        Class Levels / Days / Times

        We offer four VIRTUAL classes for Adults & Children 13 and older

        • Beginner Level 1: Sun 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Margarida)
        • Beginner Level 2: Sun 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Rita)
        • Intermediate: Sun 10:00 AM –  11:00 AM (Rita)
        • Advanced: Sun 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Margarida)

        Not sure which class best suits your level? Enroll where you think you best fit, then attend class on the first day. You can change your registration by no later than the end of the second class.

        Visit our Classes webpage for detailed class descriptions and

        to submit any inquiries to the Language Program.

        Class Dates

        BEGINNER ADULTS LEVEL 1  *FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS*

        Instructor: Margarida Castela

        Sessions run for 14 weeks on Sundays from September 12 through December 19, 2021, from 9 AM to 10 AM

        • September:  12, 19, 26
        • October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
        • November:  7, 14, 21 (no class Nov 28, Thanksgiving weekend)
        • December:  5, 12, 19

        BEGINNER ADULTS LEVEL 2

        Instructor: Rita Melo-Nazareno

        Sessions run for 14 weeks on Sundays from September 12 through December 19, 2021, from 9 AM to 10 AM

        • September:  12, 19, 26
        • October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
        • November:  7, 14, 21 (no class Nov 28, Thanksgiving weekend)
        • December:  5, 12, 19

        INTERMEDIATE ADULTS

        Instructor: Rita Melo-Nazareno

        Sessions run for 14 weeks on Sundays from September 12 through December 19, 2021, from 10 AM to 11 AM

        • September:  12, 19, 26
        • October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
        • November:  7, 14, 21 (no class Nov 28, Thanksgiving weekend)
        • December:  5, 12, 19

        ADVANCED ADULTS

        Instructor: Margarida Castela

        Sessions run for 14 weeks on Sundays from September 12 through December 19, 2021, from 10 AM to 11 AM

        • September:  12, 19, 26
        • October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
        • November:  7, 14, 21 (no class Nov 28, Thanksgiving weekend)
        • December:  5, 12, 19

        Tuition

        Non-Member: $250

        Member: $225*
        *An active IDESST membership is required to qualify for the discount. If you would like to submit a new member application, and further support IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center, click here. Applications must be approved by our Board of Directors before you can be an active member and qualify for the member discount. The Board meets the second Thursday of each month.

        Late registration will be allowed only through the 3rd classMake-up classes or credit are not available if a student misses a class. In the event the instructor misses a class, a make-up class will be scheduled. 


        Visit our Classes webpage for detailed class descriptions and

        to submit any inquiries to the Language Program.

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      IDESST SAUSALITO 
      PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER

      511 CALEDONIA STREET
      SAUSALITO, CA 94965

      Main Phone: 415.331.5925
      Fax: 415.842.0353
      General Email: info@idesst.org

      Rental Phone: 
      415.843.1761

      Rental Email: rental@idesst.org

      Queen Isabel

      Photo | © Diane Dias

      The Story of
      Queen Isabel

      In the late 13th century during a severe famine throughout Portugal, a compassionate Queen Isabel was determined to help her starving subjects. Legend has it that during her efforts she was confronted by the very harsh King Diniz while crossing the royal courtyard with crown jewels (in some versions of the story it was bread) hidden in her apron.

      The King asked the Queen what she was carrying in her apron, and she responded “roses” although it was mid-winter and none were blooming. But when her apron was opened for the king’s inspection, the jewels had been miraculously converted to roses. The miracle allowed the Queen to continue to sell her jewelry to feed the starving Portuguese population.


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