Wednesday, 09 June 2010
Would you dine 180 ft above the ground? How about for $290? The latest craze amongst the dining elite is not just to live it up, but to be up, literally looking down over the city. The new trend is happening in Las Vegas. Guests are strapped into their seats like a roller coaster. Even the bartender and servers are strapped in. As the platform you dine on lifts over the Vegas strip. The dinner "ride" holds 22 people. But what is on the menu? I mean, is the food any good?
Dinner in the Sky Paris, France
For a little under $300 price tag, it better be good....and it is. You get your choice of filet mignon medallions with Bordelaise sauce sautéed in mushrooms or the baked chicken breast stuffed with Prosciutto. There is a vegetarian option upon request. To get your money's worth there is a VIP cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres before you take off on your dinner and of course plenty of Champagne.
This truly looks like an amazing experience but there is one major draw back. The flight time is only 22 min. Which mean eat fast and take pictures fast and don't waste much time socializing. But if you are afraid of heights or just terrorized of a giant crane rotating you around in the air with nothing between you and the cold cold concrete, then maybe 22 min. is long enough.
The company has expanded from just dinner, to entire weddings and business meetings. Check out this crazy wedding in the air. The bride and groom bungee jumped off the platform!
Dine in the sky is coming to New York City very soon. Do you want to try it?