Food and the Five Senses

SOUND   ·   SMELL   ·   TOUCH   ·   TASTE   ·   SIGHT



This intimate event opens a LIMINAL WEEKEND EXPERIENCE set on 17th century Quinta de Sant’Ana nestled between Tapada de Mafra and Atlantic Ocean.

Sensory Perception, Storytelling, Food.

Sensory Perception, Storytelling, Food.

“The entire experience was truly amazing, fascinating, eye-opening and each of us will cherish this moment for years” – Filipe Varela

Re-Experience the SENSES. Discover a STORY  within FOOD. Reconnect to NATURE. 

Stay 2-nights in luxury at Quinta de Sant’Ana in a private en-suite with 2x twin beds or 1x Double Bed, outdoor terrace and pool.

Founded in 17th Century, the Quinta de Sant’Ana lies on 40 hectares of rolling hills, 12 varieties of organic wines, edible flowers, vegetable garden and 5 houses. Location is 30 minutes drive north from Lisbon and nestled by Tapada de Mafra forest preserve and 10km from the Atlantic Coast.



12h or later Check-in Quinta de Sant’Ana do Gradil 

18h Welcome Drinks | Weekend Introduction

19h Ayurvedic Dinner | Chef Talk

21h Live Music Performance 


9h Meditation | Sensory Yoga

10h Farm-Fresh Breakfast

12h Nature Walk Vineyards | Forest

13h Organic Lunch | Infused Drinks 

15:30h Event Introduction | 16h Event Begins

21h Live Music Performance | Sunset Fire 

DAY 3 

9h Meditation | Chi-Flow  

10h Farm Fresh Breakfast

11h Organic Wine Tasting | Regional Appetizers

“Food and the 5 Senses” – Liminal Weekend Experience


The Liminal Space – Open Up to the New

Situated at a sensory threshold that is barely perceptible, the liminal space is a transient space between the familiar and the unknown. A space void of mental chatter and habitual thought patterns that otherwise veil us from our potential.

Ancient cultures around the world developed rituals and rites to enter the liminal space. From meditation and chants to sacred dances and rhythmic beats; designed to raise and attune sensory awareness, intuition, and breakthrough insights

Liminal Sessions offers you a unique pathway to disconnect and access the liminal space with the immersive, sensory, storytold “Food and the Five Senses” event which leads into a Liminal Weekend experience in Mafra with it’s luscious green surroundings nestled between forest preserve and the Atlantic ocean.

Join us & invite your senses to float in the Liminal Space

“Food and the 5 Senses” – Experience Explained

“Food and the Five Senses” experience is a food, sensory, and storytelling journey unlike any other. 

In this intimate, curated 4-hour experience, you will plunge into five tastings of local, organic, plant-based food designed by world-class chefs each paired around the senses.

This is no ordinary fine dining. Using the senses as a guide, you will have the chance to feel how selected ingredients and preparations extract elements of sensation to re-experience the senses

Each sensory moment is matched with a specific taste designed to stimulate perception, flavor and memory to awaken your senses and ease you into the liminal space. 

This enveloping experience will be complemented by storytelling around a main key ingredient featured in all five moments. The chefs will reveal parts of their creative process, adding a dimension of awe and flow to the experience. 

Liminal Weekend Experience – Supreme Getaway for the Senses

To enrich your experience, our package includes all meals, drinks and accommodation at Quinta de Sant’Ana do Gradil located 30 minutes drive from Lisbon. Stay in exquisite private suites with living room, kitchen, terrace, and pool.

Following “Food & the Five Senses”, a live music evening session draws you into an interactive and soulful kirtan musical adventure led by Persian Sound Artist set around intimate communal fireplace.

The next morning, join a sensory yoga / meditation session followed by a farm-fresh, organic breakfast. Finish with an organic wine tasting with regional appetizers.

Spend the day soaking in the infinity pool, walking in the forest, or chill out in the  house. If you wish, stay an extra night at discounted rates.

When?  Where? How?  


LOCATION: Quinta de Sant’Ana do Gradil, Rua Direita, Gradil. 30 Mins Drive from Lisbon near Mafra, Ericeira, and Atlantic Coast.

VENUES: Quinta de Sant’Ana do Gradil. Private Suites accommodate 2-4 people each. 

PACKAGE INCLUDES: “Food and the 5 Senses” Nature Walk, Lunch, Private Suite, Pool, Sunset Fire, Live Music, Sensory Yoga, Meditation, Organic Wine Tasting with Appetizers.

VALUES: Package Price €395 pp (Based on 2 in Private Suite with 2x Twin Beds or Double King) Single Occupancy Suite €495 pp Day Event Only €150 pp  Extra Night Based on availability at special rates. 

Book your Experience

Upcoming Sessions: 

August 20-22 | October 15-17 | TBA