Dinner in the Sky looks like a thrill ride where riders are slingshotted across a field, or suddenly dropped, or spun around. Except none of those things happen at this dinner -- or so you hope!
After a cocktail hour in the "Red Carpet Area," and a little pre-dinner elbow rubbing with the chefs, participants will be strapped into
roller coaster-style harnesses and seated at a large table that's open in the middle. From the center, staff, who are tethered for safety, will dish out the night's delicacies. The table seats 22 people, and
there will be four seatings over the course of the evening. So, only 88
people total will get to participate in this unique experience.
The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative wanted to beef up the city's reputation as a culinary mecca, so it hatched the plan to rent the equipment for about $40,000 from Dinner in the Sky, a company founded by a Belgian entrepreneur. Dinners in the Sky have spread throughout Europe and South Africa to 40 countries and have been named by Forbes magazine as one of the world's most decadent dining experiences. Stephanie Immelman of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative says the concept has only been carried out a few times in the United States.