It’s not every day you get invited to dine in the sky and I’m not talking plane food, here. Dinner in the Sky is a concept born in Belgium in which diners are strapped into their seats roller coaster-style around a single table, known as a sky platform, open in the centre where chefs in harnesses prepare and serve meals – all while the entire party is hoisted 50 metres into the sky by a crane. But is sky-high dining while trying not to look down conducive to one’s digestion? I was curious to find out…
Breakfast is served
At Dhs599 it was the most expensive breakfast I’d ever had, but it was also the most unusual. The set menu was a fairly simple affair: pre-prepared Bircher muesli, yoghurt, fruit, muffin and croissant with sausage and scrambled egg rustled up while airborne.
The lunch and dinner menus sound far more interesting, but, of course, it’s more about the experience than the cuisine. Seats spin and recline, if you dare, and Forbes has named this one of the most extravagant meals available, listing it among its 10 most unusual ‘restaurants’ in the world.
To date more than 5,000 flights have been enjoyed in 40 cities around the world from Kuala Lumpur to Copacabana Beach. Will you be joining the club?
INFO: Breakfast costs Dhs599, lunch Dhs599-Dhs699, afternoon tea Dhs499-Dhs599, dinner costs Dhs699-Dhs799; flights available 2.40pm-11.10pm weekdays, 11.50am-12.35am weekends; Dubai International Marine Club (next door to Le Meridian Mina Seyahi), Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, 050 384 9848, firstname.lastname@example.org, dinnerinthesky.ae