Have you ever wanted to eat dinner while swinging in the breeze, enjoying the surrounding landscape and local monuments, completely unencumbered by silly things like windows? Well, you can now take date night to the next level — literally.
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a Dinner Party!
Dinner in the Sky, which started in Belgium in 2006, has held over 5,000 events all over the world. We're talking Sydney, Vegas, Dubai, Brussels, Paris, Japan ... we're going to stop now because the list just keeps going.
It Doesn't Stop at Just Dinner in the Sky
If an elevated dinner is too mainstream for you, they also have events like Beach Bar in the Sky, Opera in the Sky — and even Wedding in the Sky. The goal is to offer an unforgettable experience to customers, from the location to the quality of the food. A team of professionals handle the mechanics, and some of the world's greatest culinary masters can be found in harnesses preparing meals.
How Does a Dinner in the Sky Work?
So, how does all of it work? Basically, 22 people are secured by a team of professionals and strung up 160 feet in the air. The guest chef (normally a top chef from the region) works with two servers to prepare and hand out meals from the center of the table. When the meal is done, the chef will join the guests to discuss his menu choices and the food that was prepared.
OK, But Where is the Bathroom?
OK, this sounds awesome and everything. But at this point, you're probably wondering the exact same thing our coworkers were wondering: Where's the bathroom? At the bottom, apparently. It takes less than a minute to return the dangling restaurant to Earth — but, it's not exactly easy to sneak off.
Interested in Shorter Sky Time?
Not sold on spending an entire dinner hanging by a wire? Then check out everything from a 20-minute Drink in the Sky, a 30-minute Brunch in the Sky, a 40-minute Lunch in the Sky — and even a 25-minute Wine Tasting in the Sky.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there are any plans to be in the U.S. by the end of 2018. However, if you're traveling in Europe or Mexico — and feel like taking in a different type of view — this is your time to act.