Some adventurous eaters try chocolate-covered bugs. Others give poisonous jellyfish a try. Still, there’s another kind of fearless foodie out there, the type who doesn’t mind being suspended hundreds of feet in the air while noshing on new potatoes.
Dinner in the Sky, a unique dining experience where patrons safely enjoy high-end cuisine from a 22-person table reaching a height of 165 feet, is just the kind of culinary rush they may have a taste for. From June 26 to 28, they can reserve their place for a gravity-defying meal at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Four Season Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
One of the most daring culinary outings in the world, Dinner in the Sky has awed guests from London to Las Vegas. Like with those other successful outings, Shanghai diners will strap into their chairs and, thanks to some fine German engineering, hover from a giant crane to sample hors d’oeuvres, champagne and other treats while taking in all of the city’s sights. And seeing as how the hotel is situated in such close proximity to the famed Oriental Pearl Tower, a futuristic barbell-like structure, and Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest building, views will prove quite filling.
During the three-day event, hotel guests, who are normally spoiled by Camelia and Four-Star Shàng-Xí’s more grounded delicacies, have the opportunity to bask in a four-course lunch flight (with dishes like crab meat tiramisu with peach chutney and ginger), afternoon tea (with everything from coconut-caramel-chocolate lollipops to smoked salmon with blini) or a seven-course dinner (which includes foie gras and cod) prepared under the watchful eye of hotel executive chef Weimar Gomez. When dinner concludes, one last lift will involve Four Seasons bartenders mixing libations under the Shanghai skyline’s dancing lights.
Tickets to the lofty meals range from CNY 1,888 to CNY 8,888 ($303 to $1,427). If you’d like to dine in the sky, call 86-21-20368845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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