Saturday, 14th & 21st Nov | £45 per person
The Dutch Barn, Owl Lodge, Lacock

Festa de Jantar is the name for a traditional Portuguese dinner party. 

Complete with hot port punch on arrival, an authentic Portuguese menu, a roaring fire & live guitar music from Andrew Hurst - what better way to cheer up November.

Arrive at Owl Lodge 7.00pm - 7.30pm

Dinner commences 7.30pm 

Come dressed for late Autumn in the countryside!

Portuguese cuisine is so diverse & exciting in its flavours - they are masters of using clove, nutmeg, vinegar and wine in their cookery and making it taste fantastic. By the 15th century, Portugal had established itself as the first maritime global economic empire. It is no wonder that they love using exotic aromats in their food.

Hopefully you remember from history lessons in school learning about Vasco de Gama finding the sea trade route to India, Prince Henry the Navigator claiming the island Madeira and exploring the west coast of Africa and Alvares Cabrel discivering what would become known as Brazil.

It was the Age of Discovery. Tonight you can rediscover what you thought you know about piri piri! 


On arrival

Traditional hot port wine punch with clove & bay leaf (alcoholic) 

Hot local apple juice with clove & bay leaf (non-alcoholic)

Apples hand selected & oak pressed by Peter Vaughan


Salt cod ‘Baccala‘ fritters

Porcini mushroom soufflé beignets with aioli (plant-based/vegan) 


 To Start

Portuguese Espetada skewers cooked over rosemary & bayleaf embers 

Beef marinated in red wine 

Halloumi & flamed pepper (Vegetarian) 

Smoked tofu and sesame (plant based/vegan)

All served with 

Broe de Milho (Portuguese corn bread) & pickled vegetables in red wine vinegar 



Authentic Portuguese 'Piri Piri’  Fire Feast:

Platters of wild pheasant, rabbit & award winning free range chicken

Game is huge in Portugal & quite rightly so - it is sustainable, arrives without plastic packaging and is delicious 

Flame roasted Piri Piri cauliflower steaks with wild hazelnut Romanesco dressing (plant based/vegan) 

 Fire roasted root vegetables 

Batatas cozidas (potatoes slow cooked in red wine with nutmeg & thyme)


Pastel de Nata (egg custard tart) with wild cherry & Madeira cream 

Vegan and gluten free version of the Pastel de Nata 

Make a reservation

After clicking 'book now' you will be able to select the number of tickets (quantity). All dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice. If you’d like to be seated in ‘a bubble’ with somebody else, do let us know when booking, ‘Rule of 6’ applies.


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