It was just by chance that I read about a Picnic at Pestana Palace Lisbon while I was still enjoying the beach in Algarve, luckily enough I found it just in time to book it for the week we would stay in Lisbon.
We never stayed at the Pestana Palace (will definitely try it next time we are in Lisbon) but I heard about its beauty and of course this was the perfect chance to have a first look around, also the idea of a picnic in a Palace delighted both Suri and I so of course it couldn’t be missed.
The called Chic-Nic was held at Casa do Lago (Lake House) in one of its lush gardens that surrounds it, as soon as we arrived we were warmly welcomed and guided to our picnic blanket with our basket and some food that was ready for us, then the concept was explained and a welcome drink was offered us.
A variety of food including sushi, saladas, BBQ, carpaccio, ceviches, desserts, etc. was presented on a buffet basis at the Lake House to be then taken back to our picnic blanket.
The atmosphere was casual and relaxed but with a touch of elegance and glamour.
We absolutely loved the experience and although unfortunately we won’t be back to Portugal this summer I hope they continue this fabulous concept next year.
Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel & National Monument
R. Jau, 54, Lisboa
Saturdays, from 13h to 16h all summer.
Price (drinks not included): €35/adult; children 8 to 14 years old, €17,50; free for kids up to 7 years old.
Reservations: +351 213 615 600 / firstname.lastname@example.org