Dear Members of CLS,
The topic of our upcoming dinner, the date chosen, and the venue have to do with the Portuguese Restoration of 1640. Sweden and Portugal enjoyed an important and multi-faceted relationship at the time of the Portuguese restoration war (1640 – 1668), the Marquises de Fronteira and their Palace have their origins during the same war, and December 1 is the day when the Restoration was celebrated for many centuries – until very recently.
The Palace, classified as a national monument, is still inhabited by descendants of its founders and is – together with its gardens - widely acclaimed.
Vanda Anastácio will guide the participants through the topic of the evening and also touch on particularly noteworthy aspects of the Palace and the Marquises de Fronteira e Alorna. In addition to being a Professor at the University of Lisbon she is also responsible for the cultural affairs of the Fundação Fronteira e Alorna.
The “Associação dos Amigos da Fundação das Casas de Fronteira e Alorna” has as its main objective to raise funds to support the maintenance and continued restoration of the Palace.
Her Excellency the Ambassador of Sweden will honour us with her presence and so will the 12th Marquis de Fronteira e Alorna, Dom José Mascarenhas.
The Swedish Embassy has kindly agreed to let its widely acclaimed chef, Jimmy Leon, prepare an exceptional dinner for this evening. Have a look at his blog here.
We would appreciate your inscription as well as payment by Monday, November 23rd in order to ensure your place. Please fill in the inscription form that follows below and return it via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org *use your surname as reference.
Dresscode: Jacket with optional tie
We hope to be able to count on your presence!
The cost to the participants are the following:
• € 75 per individual participant
N. de Contribuinte*:
Due to a limited number of availability we will prioritize on a first-come first-serve basis. We appreciate that you respond by November 23rd to email@example.com
Payment to CLS by bank transfer to our Novo Banco account: NIB 0007 0012 00285020009 57
*use your name as a reference
Refunds will only be accepted up to 48hrs prior to the event.