Sky-High Dining

DINNER IN THE SKY

TRAVELING RESTAURANT: The Belgium-based Dinner in the Sky concept has debuted in 65 countries, including Mexico.

If you’re afraid of heights, this restaurant isn’t for you. Guests at Dinner in the Sky are strapped into their seats and hoisted 50 meters (164 feet) into the air by a towering crane. This offers diners a bird’s-eye view of their surroundings as they feast in locations around the world.

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(Left) LARGE LIFT, HEAVY LOAD: The restaurant’s platform is hoisted 164 feet into the air by a crane that weighs 200 tons. The redesigned Dinner in the Sky platform weighs a hefty 9 tons—about the weight of an African elephant.

(Right) NEW AND IMPROVED: The new Dinner in the Sky platform has eight tables that each seat four people.

After the pandemic caused a temporary closure, a new socially distanced version of the restaurant has taken flight. Originally, diners sat at a single shared table. Now, the restaurant has installed a larger platform to accommodate eight separate tables, spaced 3 m (10 ft) apart. “Each table is its own bubble,” says David Ghysels, co-CEO of the company.

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