White tablecloths, low prices, good food and even better service – these are four things that Lithuanians expect from a good business lunch. What makes a good business lunch? How can you know that a restaurant’s kitchen is clean? Why shouldn’t you hurry to leave your table? “Hurry slowly” is a Latin saying that has survived to the present day. Jolanta and Dalius Šlapelis, the owners of the Skonio Slėnis restaurant being opened at the BOD high-tech centre, believe in this saying wholeheartedly.
Business lunches can be lunches meant for discussing business matters or the daily lunch selections that most of us are used to. The standard business lunch takes about 1.5 hours. This relaxed lunch, more free with its time and finances than most, is meant for businesspeople. The business lunch is no less important of a ritual than observing which individual first offers their hand for a handshake. It seems insignificant, but it can decide a lot – someone’s mannerisms, the atmosphere, and even what food one orders. Daily lunches, on the other hand, are brief lunches that can be had during one’s break from work.