The Story

I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s crazy world; your personality, your sense of humour, and most importantly, your heart. All of these elements brought me to start blogging. Ever since I launched this project, the blog has been thriving and has quickly gained a loyal following. 

What is it that fuels you? For me, it’s my creative outlet. I love writing about my passions, what interest me, what interests others and sharing all of my thoughts with my readers. I am a self-taught chef and artist. 

The Purple Door Supper Club is truly my own little passion project, gaining more and more traction each day. I hope you enjoy browsing my site and all of the unique content I have to offer. Take a look around; perhaps you’ll discover what fuels you as well. Read on and enjoy!

 

        BLACK TIE PORTUGUESE

             AFFAIR'S ANNUAL

             CHARITY DINNER 

THE PURPLE DOOR IS PROUD TO HELP SUPPORT THE FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY IN COLLABORATION WITH BLACK TIE PORTUGUESE AFFAIR CRAWLEY

Thanks to firefighters! Every day Firefighters put their lives on the line to save people. Many of these Firefighters are volunteers, so let’s pay them back by showing our appreciation, thanking them for the valuable service they provide, and letting them know that we are very aware of the significant positive impact they have on our community. Firefighters, whether paid or not, make an incredible difference in our lives—so let’s make a difference in theirs and say thank you! Black Tie Portuguese Affair want to say thank you in advance for any donations. We also want to remind you that your unwanted clothing and textiles will also help raise money for The Firefighter's Charity. The big yellow collection boxes are located at :

Crawley Fire Station, Ifield Avenue, West Green

 RH11 7AJ

Every tonne of clothing and textiles is worth £200! So clearing out your wardrobe has never been more rewarding.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity. You can donate to this great cause simply by following the link below.

 
My famous #paella #socarrat #🥘 #sogood #thepurpledoorsupperclub #supperclub #delicious #foodporn #s

BEST PAELLA

 3 COURSES WITH A COCKTAIL ON ARRIVAL

Paella: Rice at Its Best
Authentic arroz en paella made over an outdoor fire. Socarrat (soh-kah-raht, from the verb socarrar, which means to toast lightly) is the caramelized crust of rice that sometimes sticks to the bottom of the pan. It is the prize in a well-made paella. Come see what all the hype is about.

 

"Teaching my children how to cook is the greatest gift I could give them."

CATIA CASTRO

Dinner _thepurpledoorsupperclub tonight house linguine, chouriço, crab, clams, sun-dried tomatoes ,
 

ABOUT

"FOR ME, COOKING IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FEEDING. IT IS A RITUAL, IT IS LOVE AT IT'S PUREST. WHEN I COOK FOR YOU, MY SOUL IS ON THAT PLATE."

Hi, I'm Catia, but you can call me Kat. I am a Portuguese girl raised in America and currently living in West Sussex, England. Don't be surprised to find me blogging about furniture placement, hosting, entertaining, lighting, and ambiance. I have a slight obsession with all things leopard. Naturally creative, I need a constant outlet, be it with decorating, DIY projects, or cooking.  I started blogging as a way to keep my recipes archived for my kids and

daughter in law. I started the Purple Door Supper Club as a hobby and it has just evolved into so much more.  I hope you enjoy my site. Here you will find amazing recipes with no distinct flavour. Good food, made from the best ingredients, with a definite Portuguese accent. Decorating tips and tricks, DIY projects and currently, the before and after of our new home. 

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon XOXOXO

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Date night in grilled #kingprawns #kingscallops #calamari served over a cauliflower purée with mango
Date night in grilled #kingprawns #kingscallops #calamari served over a cauliflower purée with mango
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Because we eat with our eyes #details #placesetting #thepurpledoorsupperclub #traditions #truecooks
Because we eat with our eyes #details #placesetting #thepurpledoorsupperclub #traditions #truecooks
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Matchstick potatoes for a crowd by hand #cheflife #truecooks #girlswhocook #portuguesestyle #portugu
Matchstick potatoes for a crowd by hand #cheflife #truecooks #girlswhocook #portuguesestyle #portugu
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This evening we have prosciutto chicken with asparagus in a creamy basil sauce accompanied by skille
This evening we have prosciutto chicken with asparagus in a creamy basil sauce accompanied by skille
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Head start for this evenings event #poachedeggporn #truecooks #chef #cheflife #thepurpledoorsuppercl
Head start for this evenings event #poachedeggporn #truecooks #chef #cheflife #thepurpledoorsuppercl
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Chicken with garlic, chilli and rosemary #cheflife #holiday #foodporn #foodie #portuguesegirl #portu
Chicken with garlic, chilli and rosemary #cheflife #holiday #foodporn #foodie #portuguesegirl #portu
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Why should Fridays have all the fun! #sparklingtuesdays #nyetimber #champagne #bestofbritish #wine #
Why should Fridays have all the fun! #sparklingtuesdays #nyetimber #champagne #bestofbritish #wine #
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Grilled Peach Bruschetta with Ricotta and Prosciutto and arugula  tonight's supper club starter #gou
Grilled Peach Bruschetta with Ricotta and Prosciutto and arugula tonight's supper club starter #gou
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Truffled butter #Fettuccine #Alfredo #iwasitalianinanotherlife 😋#chef #truecooks #blacktruffle #its
Truffled butter #Fettuccine #Alfredo #iwasitalianinanotherlife 😋#chef #truecooks #blacktruffle #its
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My house clams topped with pan fried haddock...jpg
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THE PURPLE DOOR SUPPER CLUB

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Happiness is when your husband buys you something that's both beautiful and functional #😍#foodblogg
Oh shit!!! ;) good times with my bae #latinosdoitbetter #portuguese #sohot #itsalmosthisbirthday #pa
 

THE PURPLE DOOR SUPPER CLUB

PORTO, PORTUGAL 2017

Speechless #breathtaking #douro #riodouro #porto #vilanovadegaia #jardindopalaciodecristal #portugal
And another one, Igreja do Carmo in Porto, those blue and white tiles though #😍 #blueandwhite #heav
I am sure gonna miss coming here daily #portuguese #home #portugal #fruit #vegetable #eatlean #eatgr
Bye bye Porto cidade do meu coração ❤️ #loveporto #oporto #vacation #holiday #overtoosoon #portugal
Even though it's a bit touristy, _sandemanporto continues to be one of my favourite brands, had a go
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Fresh fish 🐟 peixinho do melhor #Porto #market #fishmarket #sogood #yummy #portuguese #home #portug
Friends #priceless #thepurpledoorsupperclub #porto #holiday #home #portugal #food #foodie #dinnerpar
When your 8 year old isn't acting a fool in a fancy restaurant #parenting #goals #yay #ididgood #lit
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I love to entertain #portugal #homeawayfromhome #friends #aboutlastnight #portuguesestyle #porto #po
Good stuff #dining #porto #élebê #yummy #portuguesestyle #portuguesefood #home #portugal #foodie #pl
When your friend's garden is this rich #sojel #portugal #portuguese #portuguesefood #couvegalega #ga
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I've had a lot of Francesinhas! I've tried the original, the trendy and the ridiculously expensive.j
This beautiful chouriço preto is going into my curry  tonight #ohmyyum #portuguesefood #chouriço #yu
Restaurante O Afonso #porto #francesinha #sogood #portuguesefood #portugal #home #porto #foodporn #t
Nice girls drink #superbock #preta #porto #beach #portugal #home #portuguesestyle #coolgirls #youcan
Zucchini flowers #zucchini #delicious #thepurpledoorsupperclub #greataunt #gardenenvy #organic #port
House red _) #organic #homemade #vinho #portugal #mirandela #portugal #redwine #sogood
Incredible day 1 #porto #beach #portugal #home #portuguesestyle #thepurpledoorsupperclub #sunset #be
Finalmente em casa #home #portugal #porto #beach
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BLACK TIE AFFAIR EVENTS

THE FIREFIGHTER'S CHARITY
WILDWOOD CRAWLEY 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Wildwood Restaurant Crawley, for making our annual fundraising event a success. The team is always friendly, professional and efficient, making for a seamless dinner service and most importantly, happy guests. This is the second time we have chosen this restaurant to host our events and we are never disappointed. Thanks to all of you we raised over £600! Just look at how fabulous everyone looked dressed in our signature Black Tie dress code. 
A very warm thank you to our lovely local businesses, who kindly donated raffle prizes, in no
particular order.
Wildwood Restaurant, Gatwick Foot Golf, Crawley FC, Metro
Cars, Boots, The Hive Bar, Octopvs Bar, Ritz Party Shop Tilgate,
The Entertainer, Jimmy Chop Chop Hair Salon,
Antonio's Hair Design Salon,
Deja Vu Nightclub, 
Morrison'sSupermarket, Perfect Beauty Salon, and of course to all those who attended. It would not be possible without your continued support.
Thank You!

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THE FIREFIGHTER'S CHARITY 2017

17 OF JULY, 2017

BLACK TIE AFFAIR'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY DINNER

DECEMBER 2016

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BLACK TIE AFFAIR'S CHARITY DINNER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2016

MARCH, 2016

 

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