Tuesday, November 5. 8:00 pm.
One night. 15 dinners across town, taking place simultaneously. And not just food and drinks: The Lisbon Dinner Festival is a celebration of ideas and energy, encounters, and the unexpected – and it's co-hosted by Residents and partners of the House of Beautiful Business.
Sign-ups will be available from October.
A Conversation on Belonging
Co-hosted by Sun Mee Martin
For 10 guests at ASociedade
What does it mean to feel truly at home somewhere? And how do we belong? An intimate 4-course home-cooked dinner, nurturing openness and curiosity, giving space for personal stories.
Odeurs of the World
Co-hosted by Lourenço Lucena
For 12 Guests at Host’s HOme
What would be the olfactive identity of your city? Composed by ingredients of Lisbon’s history, its present, and potential future, you will be invited into a multi-sensory experience that will involve toasts, flavors, and aromas.
This dinner 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.
Earth to Table
Grow your Business like a Farm
Co-hosted by Quinta do Arneiro
For 20 guests at the farm
What might you learn from the origins of work, agriculture, for your business? Having transformed their own ways of working to more consciously align with the earth and its resources, this dinner will inspire you to rethink and re-taste, how business can be grown and run “organically”.
There will be a tour through the fields, vegetarian and vegan menu options paired with wine, sangria, and herbal infusions–all as fresh as it gets. Até ja!
Hospitality & Inequality
Of Power and Opportunities
Co-hosted by Cha McCoy
For 20 guests at LOCO
We believe in radical inclusion, in open societies, and fair business but the truth is, much of our lives are constructed of bias, stereotypical thinking, or simply pre-determined the unalterable circumstance of what class, sex, or race in which you were born. In the world of wine and food we’re asking: How should we define haute cuisine and who should it be reserved for?
Meet Your Future Self
Three Acts into the unknown
Co-hosted by Amy Daroukakis
for 10 guests
We are living in a world where our surface selves are always on display and although we achingly crave meaningful connection, we tend to share limited aspects of ourselves when talking with unknowns. In three acts (over three courses), you’ll reflect, explore, shape, and commit to becoming the person you want to be. Move beyond casual conversations of past and current roles and instead greet, meet and share your future self.
Strangers, local wine, and peel-and-eat shrimp
Co-hosted by Peter mandeno and Lizzie Shupak
For 40 guests
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. Join us for this special 10th anniversary celebration!
Forget bravado and celebrate simplicity–this unique immersive dinner will stimulate authentic connections and surprising conversations.
Let your curiosity be your guide.
For the Love of Kintsugi
Altering through Brokenness
Co-hosted by Motoki Tonn
For 25 guests at Village Underground
The Japanese mastery craft Kintsugi “golden rejoining” dates back to the 15th century and is dedicated to the restoration of fine ceramic pottery. Focusing on carefully covering its “wounds” with gold-laced epoxy, these artistic pieces regain their beauty, birthed out of vulnerability. You’ll be challenged to face, honor, and transform your own “cracks”, encouraged by eco-food served in-between recycled shipping containers of Lisbon’s creative heart.
The Equation of Impact
Creating new power
co-hosted by Meg Pagani and Kristiane Davidson
for 20 guests at casa do impacto
In-between individual growth and collective purpose is where we find the equation that creates new power, and by that, new realities.
Dedicated to joining forces by looking inward first, this dinner invites you to reflect, re-build, and re-imagine yourself and your business.
Abracadabra & Expecto Patronum!
In pursuit of magic
co-hosted by Wendy van Leeuwen and Kristina Palovicova
for 10 guests at Host’s Home
When was the last time you immersed yourself into something so much you completely lost track of time?
Set in a beautiful home of a Lisbon-based entrepreneur, we will be lifting the curtain to a night accompanied by a vegetarian, Mediterranean home-cooked meal dedicated to the little moments of magic, joy, and playfulness–and how to carry these back into your lives again.
15 Toasts to Humanity & Technology
Hosted by Massimo Portincaso, BCG
For 15 guests at Cave23
Humanity is in the midst of a genuinely unprecedented technological transformation. It is unprecedented in its global scope and in its multi-dimensionality.
This dinner is set to discuss to what extent the relationship between humanity and technology is the product of human plans and actions or defined deterministically by technological developments alone.
Or is it rather the product of the complex interplay between human choices and technological capabilities, often leading to unimagined and unanticipated consequences?
Sound of Silence
A Ceremony of the Now
Co-hosted by Anita Klasanova
For 10 guests at host’s home
In silence and stillness, your senses will be enriched by your surroundings. The sounds, scents, tastes, lights, textures, and energy between you and the others.
Experiencing Food as ceremony is a celebration for all senses, a delicious shortcut to our inner peace and high vibrational nourishment. It is an invitation to pause the entertainment of character around our food experiences, habits and cravings in our modern busy world and take on the opportunity to indulge in the silence of our senses. This dinner experience is an act of reverence to Mother Earth and the food she is unconditionally gifting us.
Eat, Drink, and Be the Difference
A Night of Optimism and Future Leaders
Co-hosted by Ageas and Nova School of Business & Economics
For 85 guests
First, the UN called out the Millennium Goals. Then, they rephrased them as the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. And here we are, facing same old, and, more than ever, pressing challenges.
Determined to an optimistic view of the future in spite of today’s gloom and doom, Ageas and Nova School of Business & Economics have paired up to dedicate this night to the possibilities of today’s and tomorrow’s generations.
Enjoy a night of surprising delights, brutally honest questions, and a good portion of light-hearted enthusiasm!