Dinner in the Sky Comes to Delray Beach: Eat While Levitating 180 Feet in the Air

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Hope you don't get air sick.
You know that feeling when you're out to dinner having a good time with your friends, but even though you're laughing and enjoying your food, deep down you know the meal is lacking something?

And we all know what that something is: height. If only this table were levitating 180 feet in the air! Siiiiiiigh.

The dinner experience will finally be complete on Saturday, October 20, when Dinner in the Sky comes to Delray Beach's Old School Square Park.

For the bargain price of just $500, you too, can dine among the clouds. Well, maybe not quite among the clouds -- but still, way high.

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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.

Location Info

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Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: General

Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Union - CLOSED

8 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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12 comments
gsp131
gsp131

@PalmBeachesFL now i seen it all

bcprmiami
bcprmiami

@watchmeeat @droolius Agreed! Then again you could easily pay that much at a lux resto...on the ground. Haha.

Droolius
Droolius

@watchmeeat lol I agree, way out of budget. I said I'd go, but definitely not crazy enough to pay haha #bloggeronabudget @bcprmiami

lglastorl
lglastorl

@Droolius @bcprmiami Couldn't do it - phobic! LOL

bcprmiami
bcprmiami

@Droolius so would we but can't promise we wouldn't lose our dinner on the way down ;)

Michael Mariano
Michael Mariano

Used to like Cafe Luna Rosa when they first opened and we've been there a few times in the past few years and were unhappy both times. Maybe I should lower my expectations! Could find many things to spend $500/person on that would be considered money well spent!!

Jennifer Lindner Mariano
Jennifer Lindner Mariano

Too bad they didn't pick better local celebrity chef/owners and their restaurants to run the seatings like Dennis Max (Max's Grille, Max's Harvest and Cafe Maxx) or Daniel Boulud (Café Boulud). Then it might help bolster Delray more as a "culinary Mecca"

Scott Russell
Scott Russell

Great. What's next? Sushi and sake on the swinging pirate ship?

Droolius
Droolius

@bcprmiami for that price, I'd rather fly to NYC or L.A. and have a nice dinner :) @watchmeeat

watchmeeat
watchmeeat

@Droolius @bcprmiami Exactly! Trip + food!

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