Food and the Five Senses

SOUND   ·   SMELL   ·   TOUCH   ·   TASTE   ·   SIGHT

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.

LIMINAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE

DAY 1

12h Check-in Quinta de Sant’Ana do Gradil near Mafra

12:15h Nature Walk in Organic Vineyards, Garden, Flowers

13h Light Lunch / Appetizers

15:45-21h “Food and 5 Senses” event with Food & Drinks 

21h Sunset Fire, Live Music & Kirtan by Persian Sound Artist

DAY 2

9-10h Sensory Yoga & Meditation 

10-11h Farm-Fresh, Organic Breakfast

12h Organic Wine Tasting with 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 Arrabida natural park surrounded by ocean views.

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?  

DATES: AUGUST 20-22, OCT 15-17 & MORE DATES TBA 

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 €375 pp (2 in Private Suite) Single Occupancy Suite €475 pp Day Event Only €150 pp  Extra Night Based on availability at special rates. 

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