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The height of dining

February 8th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

One of the ace things about blogging is being glove-tapped on the shoulder and being surprised with a silver platter of first-rate links. So I was lucky to have Gemma recently email me about a (literal) head-in-the-clouds foodie experience.

Dinner In The Sky is exactly what its name conjures up – your meal takes place up to 50 metres in the air. The table is hoisted up by a crane and you’re snapped into place by a seat belt (good news for anyone who gets a little too tipsy and has a reputation for falling over after an alcohol-centric meal). You can also squeeze in another 21 breakfast/lunch/dinner mates and have a chef, server or muso on site too. Oh and the location can be a lot more scenic than the one I’ve pitched up here – the Amiens cathedral in northern France and a beach in South Africa are some of the more photogenic backdrops that Dinner In The Sky has set out cutlery to.

The site lists some technical specs but the Brussels-based company doesn’t quite explain delicate details such as: how to avoid dropping a fork and concussing some ground-level passerby by accident or what happens if a lot of free-flowing wine is on tap and certain matters need to be tended to? I doubt much yanking up and down of the restaurant is tolerated, just to service diners with fragile bladders.

I guess the menu has to be pretty gust-friendly too (to lessen the likelihood of wobbly souffles bursting into someone’s face, thanks to a stiff breeze).

For all the logistics though, it definitely looks like lofty fun. But if you don’t live in Brussels or have the budget for such high-minded extravagance, I guess you could do the next best thing and sneak in some decent takeaway on a Ferris Wheel.

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  1. Gempires says:

    Yeah, the first thing that popped into my head was ‘what if they need to go to the loo?’

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