The Lisbon Dinner Festival.
The Lisbon Dinner Festival.
Given the uncertainty and constant flux of the age of the global citizen, what does it mean to feel truly at home? Join this multi-course dinner experience designed to nurture meaningful conversation on belonging, set in one of Lisbon’s most intimate and inspiring creative food studios. Guests will be guided through a culinary journey of personal storytelling as they reflect on people, place, and the ties that bind.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, as Eleanor Roosevelt said.
Dine at the deconstructed space of a former bank in the heart of the old town of Lisbon to reflect on your personal dreams and the new collective dreams we ought to be dreaming now together.
Humanity is in the midst of a genuinely unprecedented technological transformation, both in its global scope and in its multi-dimensionality. This dinner will explore the extent to which the relationship between humanity and technology is the product of human plans and actions—or defined deterministically by technological developments alone. Come find out at this 15 Toasts in the most upscale and yet charming cave in the city of Lisbon.
What can your business learn from farming? Arguably the first collective work done by humans, agricultural practices hold the accumulated wisdom of generations, continually augmented with new insights and proven experience. Following a tour of the fields and barn, guests will enjoy vegetarian and vegan food paired with wine, sangria, and herbal infusions. You’ll come away inspired to rethink how business can be grown and run sustainably for everyone involved. Até ja!
If our seeming lack of progress on the UN’s Millennium Goals-cum-Sustainable Development Goals leaves you feeling frustrated or depressed, this interactive dinner is the antidote! You’ll delight in the bracing clarity of Nova School’s students’ honest questions, the unexpected views from surprise guests, and the camaraderie aroused by discussions with your tablemates. In spite of today’s gloom and doom, this night is dedicated to coming up with solutions to the global challenges, fueled by a good portion of light-hearted enthusiasm for all generations to come.
How do you avoid the power of groupthink, break out of habitual ruts, and escape constraining silos? It takes courage to move out of your comfort zone and engage with the kind of difficult, significant questions required for building a better future, courage that can be learned and reinforced with the right intentions and awareness. Join with others for an evening of meaningful discourse and dialogue over a home-cooked meal in the security and comfort of the hosts’ lovely home.
The Japanese craft of Kintsugi, or “golden rejoining,” dates back to the 15th century and is dedicated to the restoration of fine ceramic pottery with gold-laced epoxy, elevating these broken objects to new levels of beauty. As Leonard Cohen writes, “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” And at this dinner, held at Estufa Real in the middle of the Gardens of Ajuda, you’ll be challenged to face, honor, and transform your own “cracks” into new opportunities to shine.
Whether as spectators or participants, we all love to experience higher performance. Business, technology, sports, and entertainment all offer thrilling opportunities and examples of humans operating at their best. But it might be time to look at higher performance in a much more nuanced way–and examine how it may be both the solution and the cause of many of the most “wicked” problems we’re facing. With toasts from House residents and visiting experts from a half-dozen disciplines, this dinner will drill down to the essence of higher performance.
We all love the internet for the freedom of working from, quite literally, anywhere. At the same time, where did the so-called "work-life balance" go, and does it even exist? This dinner invites you to find out what feels good to you, and make it work. Set at the heart of the "WorkOut Life Balance" space in Alcantara, you'll be spoiled with a vegan meal by Chef Nuno Mota that is hearty and healthy.
Would you be able to identify the scents that make up the olfactive identity of your city? Composed of ingredients drawn from Lisbon’s past, present, and potential future, this one-of-a-kind dinner experience will thrill your senses with a smorgasbord of tastes, flavors, textures, and aromas. The event is hosted in the home of a perfumer who studied in Paris and is currently the only Portuguese member of the Société Française des Parfumeurs.
In the 1960s, technology promised to send humanity into the stars. Today’s inventions—Twitter, Facebook, Slack, and their kin—offer us intellectual confections. We can't simply hope for more.
We must demand it. Join future-driven minds from argodesign in product design to discuss the advancement of TechnoPragmatism, a movement dedicated to helping the world move beyond the narcissism, misinformation, hyper-commercialization, and distractions of today’s model. Technology can be a force for truth and social good. Let's talk about how we get there.
Care to move beyond business cards? We are living in a world where our surface selves are always on display. And though we may crave meaningful connection, we tend to share limited aspects of ourselves when talking with “unknowns”. Guided by an expert in seeing deeper realities, guests will explore, shape, and commit to becoming “known” in three acts over three courses. Move beyond casual conversations about your past and current roles, and instead greet, share, and celebrate your future self.
Succulent shrimp, delicious wine, and surprising conversation. For a decade, Wok+Wine has traveled the globe taking guests safely outside their comfort zones, helping them find the people they didn’t know they were looking for. Forget bravado and celebrate simplicity–this unique immersive dinner will stimulate authentic connections and surprising conversations. Join this special 10th anniversary celebration of the power of shared experience and serendipity!
Impact is the new purpose. Everyone wants their work to make a difference. In between individual growth and collective purpose is where we find the equation that creates new power, and through that, new realities. Held in Casa do Impacto, Lisbon’s center for businesses doing well by doing good, this dinner format will focus on helping you reflect, re-build, and re-imagine yourself and your business for maximum positive impact.
After the hustle and bustle of the House, relax and sink into silence and stillness, your senses heightened by your surroundings and the energy flowing between you and your fellow dinner guests. This dinner is an invitation to pause, cease entertaining the habits and cravings foisted on us by our modern busy world, and indulge in the living silence of communion.
When was the last time you immersed yourself in something so deeply that you completely lost track of time? Set in the beautiful residence of a Lisbon-based entrepreneur, guests in pursuit of more magic in their lives will enjoy a vegetarian, Mediterranean home-cooked meal and an evening dedicated to magic, joy, and playfulness–and learn how to carry them back into your everyday lives.