Learning all about olive oil & Culinary Portugal

26 oktober, 2020

Travel Event Partner

26-27-28 October 2020


Travel with us to pick olives in Alentejo (Portugal) at Dolce partner Vale de Arca!

From 26 to 28 October 2020 we are heading to diverse Portugal once again.

We will have lunch and we will jam with the local chefs on the beach, we will fraternise with the Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs professionals, taste fabulous wines, sample culinary Portuguese delicacies and learn all about the olive harvest and olive oil.  A trip not to be missed for those who appreciate conviviality, gastronomy and a good amount of product knowledge.  







In a double room:

- For non members: €1350 pp

- For Chaîne and Dolce club members: €1138 pp


In a single room:

-For non members: €1460

-For Chaîne and Dolce club members: € 1260


These prices include the return flight from Brussels and the full 3-day programme with all suggested meals and selected drinks included.


Prices may vary depending on the time of booking the flights.

Dolce wants to give the participants an exceptional experience, taking into account this experience, the programme is subject to change.

For more info:

Jan@dolcemagazine.be        Tel + 32 (0) 474 54 04 66



Monday 26 October


Flight Tap Airways Brussels – Lisbon: Departure 06.20am/Arrival 08.05am

 We will be warmly welcomed by Graça Pereira & Chef José Maria Lino. We will go aboard a traditional boat on the Tagus and will take of a light breakfast. We will be preparing with the fisehermens 's ladies and Chef Jose a real Portuguese Fishsoup. Then we will go to an authentic Portuguese folk fete on the Tito Alba Winery .

By the evening we will return to the Benavente Vila Hotel where we will spend time together with José in the kitchen and we will conclude the day with a Portuguese culinary dinner.



Tuesday 27 October


Start: 10.30 am


We will make use of Jeeps to drive to the Herdade de Vale de Arca where we will be welcomed by the owner himself. This area used to be the hunting grounds of King Carlos I. The soil and the climate are ideal for producing extra virgin olive oil. In addition, the new olive trees were planted around two dams, ensuring they have plenty of water all year round. Together with the owner Manuel Fernandes Magelhaes and professor José Gouveia we will learn everything there is to know about olives, the pressing, the picking, the tasting and the preservation.


We will have lunch on the farm joined by the local authorities of Alentejo.


We will spend the night in Convento do Espinheiro***** in Evora  after a delightful dinner.




Wednesday 28 October


Breakfast and leisure at the wonderfull Spa at the hotel  or a visit to Evora .

Portuguese Lunch Moinho do Cu Torto .



Departure 7.55 pm in Lisbon

Arrival 11.25 pm in Brussels



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