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Ice breaker

If you want to meet your fellow participants, join us on Sunday, November 2nd, for an informal ice-breaker, around 19h00, at the bar of the hotel SANA Sesimbra.


Moscatel de Honra / Cocktail reception

The official Cocktail reception of the 7th IFS, offered by the Câmara Municipal de Sesimbra (Sesimbra municipality) will be held at the Fortaleza de Sesimbra (Sesimbra Fortress) on Monday, November 3rd, at 19h00.

The town mayor will be present and a typical local sweet wine, Moscatel, and appetizers will be served.


Field trip

The field trip will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, November 5th, 2008.

The trip will take you to some of the sights around Sesimbra and the Arrábida Natural Park. The tour will take you to a traditional handcraft tiles factory (São Simão Arte) and to the wine cellars of José Maria da Fonseca.


Flatfish Competition

As tradition, a surprise special social event/competition will be held on Thursday, November 6th, at 17:30.


Symposium dinner (optional)

The Symposium dinner will be held at the restaurant O Canhão II in Sesimbra, on Thursday, November 6th, at 20:00.

You will have the opportunity to experience some traditional Portuguese cuisine.

A selection of starters including chouriço, cheese, assorted salted pastry, olives, bread and butter will be served. Starters will be accompanied by typical Portuguese Vinho Verde and other aperitifs. The main meal will consist of two different courses, one of fish (Fish and Seafood cataplana) followed by a meat course (Iberian pork loin filets). Both courses will be served with local Portuguese wines, beer, water and soft drinks. Typical Portuguese desserts  will be available as well as fruits followed by coffee.

A vegetarian option will be available, please inform the secretariat during the registration if you are interested.