Dinner in the Sky is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You dine. In the sky. A crane lifts a specially-constructed table 180 feet above the ground. Strapped-in diners enjoy a specially prepared meal served by a chef and wait staff who are tethered and work from the center of the table.
It's expensive, opulent, and unnecessary. It is the kind of decadent, over-the-top experience that serves no purpose other than to make you feel all, "Wow, this is awesome!"
Last weekend, Dinner In the Sky came to downtown Delray Beach and I got to take the media preview ride. And, wow, it was awesome! It was as awesome and breathtaking as you'd expect being lifted 180 feet in the air by a crane to be.
Chef Ernesto DeBlasi from Caffe Luna Rosa
rode up with us. He served two of the four dinners Saturday night and
Candyfish Gourmet Sushi served the other two. I'm sure Chef DeBlasi's
amazing tomato bisque was just as delicious as when you eat it on the
ground. In fact, occasionally feeling that woozy sensation in
the pit of a your stomach (ever look down from the top of a tall
ladder?) is probably rather distracting.
It's a gimmick - an expensive gimmick. But I'm not knocking it. The view really was incredible. It's not every day you get to levitate almost 200 feet in the air. What is life without such experiences, even if they are ridiculously expensive? A spot at the table cost $500.