If you’ve travelled by plane before, then you’re most likely to have dined a few thousand feet above the ground. Of course, the same can be said for those who have dined in a restaurant located on the top floor of a high-rise building.
However, nothing says getting the most unique dining experience than dining in the sky. Literally.
Dinner In The Sky, a Belgian-based novelty dining service, is expected to bring its unique sky-dining experience to Malaysia soon.
Launched in May 2006 by David Ghysels, the dining service is a joint collaboration between Hakuna Matata, a communications agency specialised in gourmet pleasures, and The Fun Group, a company specialised in amusement park installations deploying cranes. It served as the venue for 22 young European restaurant owners to don their white chef’s hat.
Forbes magazine called it one of the top 10 most unusual restaurants in the world because it “uses a crane to hoist its diners, table, and waiting staff 150 feet into the air, giving them an amazing birds-eye view of a city or a country”. It has done over 5,000 events in more than 40 cities around the world.
Amongst the iconic locations where Dinner In The Sky has taken place includes the Strip of Las Vegas, the gardens of the King David Hotel, the Marina of Dubai, the hills of the Villa Borghese, the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the beach of Copacabana, and Cape Town bay.
Prince Albert of Monaco and the mayor of Las Vegas Oscar B. Goodman were amongst the notable personalities that have experienced Dinner In The Sky as well.
The world tour is usually accompanied by some of the best chefs on the planet, with the most recent one in Brussels was accompanied by 7 of the most renowned Brussels’ chefs. Each day, one of the starred chefs will share an unforgettable gastronomic experience with 22 guests high in the sky.
Sitting on a table covered by a canopy, the smartly dressed guests will be strapped into their chairs with 6-point seat belts. They will be hoisted for 40 or 60 minutes, depending on their preference. A total of 5 staff, including waiters and the chef, will be working from a space inside the table.
Though the fine dining service is suitable for thrill-seeking diners, it may not come cheap as Daily Mail UK wrote that guests have to pay £200 for the Dining In The Sky experience. Even the butler sky-dining experience that takes place atop Asia’s largest Giant Observation in Singapore comes at a sky-high price.
While it’s not verified, it seems like Dinner in the Sky has plans to operate in some of the most iconic landmarks in Malaysia, including Kedah, Penang, Kuching, Langkawi, Putrajaya, and Terengganu
Dinner In The Sky is obviously not for the faint-hearted, especially those who are afraid of heights. However, will fear make food taste better? We will find out when it arrives in Malaysia.
Take a look at how people from around the globe were enjoying their dinner in the sky in the video below:
UPDATE (9th July 2015, 11:34PM):
Malaysia will be the first Southeast Asian country to host the Dinner In the Sky experience.
Situated at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Dinner In the Sky will offer you a spectacular view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower this August.
The details are as follows:
- Date: 1st – 31st August 2015 (1 Month Event with 2 dinners daily)
- Venue: Menara Kuala Lumpur Carpark
- Time: 6pm & 8pm daily
Seats are sold online at their official website and at vip.my. Only people who are above the age of 18, with a minimum height of 145cm and a maximum weight of 150kg, are invited to experience dinner in the sky. Pregnant ladies are not encouraged to join, as guests must also be in good health and free from.
For more information, please visit their official website or Facebook page for more timely updates. If you’re keen to get a more unique or romantic dining experience, take a look of our list of places that you can dine at while enjoying the amazing view of Klang Valley.