May 9, 2011 – For people who love the thrill of dining out, Dinner in the Sky is hard to trump, by virtue of its towering magnitude. So if you’re looking to titillate your senses, tucking in to a meal high above ground will appeal to all thrill-seeking foodies.
The concept already exists in cities worldwide, and will be premiering in Montréal on June 1, in the Old Port.
Here’s the deal: as its name suggests, Dinner in the Sky is an airborne concept. In fact, you step not into, but onto your dining room; a giant floating platform hoisted by a crane a whopping 50 metres above ground (about the height of 9- or 10-storey building).
The kitchen, manned by 5 standing staff—1 supervisor, 1 chef, 2 waiters and 1 photographer—acts as the centrepiece, while a maximum of 22 guests make up the merry table border. They are belted into comfortable, ergonomic chairs that can swivel out 180° from the table, allowing them to enjoy stunning views of the city skyline and the sparkling St. Lawrence River.
Feet dangling high in the sky, diners will be able to enjoy a five-course meal, complete with wine pairings, concocted by none other than local celebrity Chef Louis-François Marcotte. He promises to treat guests to an unforgettable dining experience.
If you’re celebrating a special event with friends or want to wow some VIPs, this airborne eating concept might be just the ticket to some very successful entertaining.