Do you have fear of heights? Then, go and experience “Dinner in the Sky,” Mr. Stefan Kerkhofs, Owner and Founder of Dinner in the Sky, said.
This has been proven true by Mark and Bianca, the couple behind the travel website EATSplorations (www.Eatsplorations.com). Both confessed that they are not comfortable conquering heights, literally, but expressed that they don’t mind going up there for a gratifyingly thrilling dining experience.
“The thought of dining up in the air? It gave us sweaty hands, cold feet and yes, racing heartbeats. Just by thinking of it, we sort of prepared ourselves not to drop our gadgets 50 meters down the ground. Are we afraid of heights? Kind of. Did it stop us? Not really. As this once in a lifetime experience will surely be one for the books,” the couple said in their blog.
As they approached the place where the blue crane that would take them 150 feet above the ground is located, they could not help but be truly excited. Because finally, they would be able to conquer their fear of heights—and they also didn’t mind signing a waiver!
They said that they felt very safe throughout the entire dining experience because safety officers checked thrice if their seatbelts were strapped properly. There were also 2 seatbelts according to Mark and Bianca—one that’s fastened from the shoulders down; and one that’s wrapped around the waist.
If you want to add thrill to an already physically-stimulating experience, you can recline your seats backward and turn them sideways, they added.
Dining while you’re one with the sky was both an overwhelming and thrilling experience, so the duo suggested that you ask the help of officers-in-charge to take photos of you while dining. Gadgets like cellphones, cameras and power banks are allowed, but remember that you are fully responsible for all of these.
Important Information about Dinner in the Sky
Since it will allow you to soar high in the sky, expect an equally high price. The rate per head starts at P9,990, which allows you to enter Dinner in the Sky Philippines lounge and treats you to an exclusive four-course dinner menu with complimentary juice and water.
If you want a level-up package, you can choose the business class seats at P14990 per head, which, aside from the privileges you get to enjoy with economy class seats, offer you a five-course dinner menu, additional glass of champagne at the lounge, two glasses of wine—plus priority in boarding.
If you can still splurge for more and you want to be the first to board, you can opt for first class seats at P24990 per head, giving you additional perks like exclusive premium five-course dinner, free flow champagne at the lounge, free flow wine at the lounge and during the meal, six pieces fresh oysters from Finestra, and eight pieces of The Patisserie Signature chocolates.
All these top-notch spreads will be prepared and served by no less than Michelin star chefs. Here’s the complete lineup and schedule:
April 2-8- Chef Hylton Le Roux of Waterside
April 9-15- Chef Alan Marchetti from Finestra
April 16-23-Yakumi’s Norimasa Kosaka
April 24-May 7- Chef Kenneth Cacho of the Philippines
May 8- May 21- Chef Yves Mattagne of Brussels
Twenty-two diners can be accommodated in one seating which lasts for about an hour. In a day, there are two seatings: one at 5:30 p.m. and another at 7 p.m.
The luxurious dining experience has piloted in the country last April 3 at Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque. Philippines is the third country in Southeast Asia where the Belgium-based unique dining experience has happened.
Other things you need to know:
- Children at least 14 years of age may be admitted, but diners below 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult, who is at least 18 years old. Parent or any guardian must sign the indemnity form of their child below 18.
- People with disabilities can also experience Dinner in the Sky, but they need to call safety officers first so evaluation can be conducted.
Dinner in the Sky will be back in October and may last during the entire Christmas season, according to their organizers.