Dinner in the Sky Over Delray Beach: The View Was Awesome; the Cost, Not So Much

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Being high above the red carpet is even better than being on it.
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 of Caffe Luna Rosa.
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.

Location Info


Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: General

Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Candyfish Gourmet Sushi

8 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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This event was really stupid.  The City of Delray Beach and the Delray Marketing Cooperative bragged about how they were going to lose monies on this event because it didn't matter because of all the news media coverage it would bring to the City.  Why create an event funded by taxpayers when you know it's a money loser? What purpose does it serve to eat dinner in the sky from local restaurants when a person can eat the same meal for a lot less than $500 per person by going to the restaurants directly on the ground level?

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