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most celebrated chef was amazing. In a creative sense the child inside me was so happy when we had an opera singer singing from a fishing boat for the 22 guests hanging above the sea in Beirut, surrounded by La Grottes aux Pigeons.” David and his team have now organised more than 1,000 weird and wonderful “Events in the Sky”, from Copacabana Beach to the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. Te company blurb promises limitless opportunities to utilise the concept, with anything from a wedding above the Grand Canyon or the Venice lagoon to a cinema showing above the Bay of Angels in Cannes. David believes most clients’ wishes can be fulfilled, no matter how fanciful. He said: “We regularly have requests for bungee jumping from the Dinner in the Sky platform but it is not conceived for that. Tat is about the only thing we have to refuse. As for future events I would love to see us over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Tis may happen before the end of the year.” David added: “I think a Formula One Grand Prix would be a great event for us, and I would love to see some of the English chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal or Gordon Ramsey on the platform.” Between 3rd and 30th of June this year, seven


of the top chefs in Brussels will serve two daily Dinners in the Sky at the Mont des Arts, overlooking the famous Grand Place, as part of an ambitious gastronomic festival in the city. Te concept is in continuous development, with new innovations helping to enhance the


“Prince Albert enjoyed a feast... towering above the Monaco Marina”


brand. “Meeting in the Sky” was launched four years ago, offering companies the opportunity to organise a product presentation, conference, concert or meeting for up to 30 guests. “Marriage in the Sky” offers couples all the trappings of a traditional wedding – including a priest, friends, family members and even an organ – albeit from 50 metres above the ground. “Swing in the Sky” offers golfers a unique platform to play their drive. “Lounge in the Sky”, which features separate tables and provides more versatile platform


space, is another extraordinary development of the concept. David said: “Two years ago we launched Lounge in the Sky, which is operated in Saudi Arabia right now. We expect to have several of these in different places around the world. Soon we also hope to finalise a permanent tower crane with two Dinner in the Sky platforms operated simultaneously on the Las Vegas Strip. Tis type of usage will be very interesting for other cities around the world.” A permanent presence among the high


rollers in Las Vegas bodes well for the long- term viability of Dinner in the Sky, with other permanent soon likely to be installed around the world. David said: “To date, we have invested everything we’ve accumulated in safety systems, new concepts and awareness and we have succeeded in doing this by ourselves with no outside investors, which is obviously great for us. We will continue to strive to provide unique experiences for people in very special locations all around the world.”


For more information, visit, www.dinnerinthesky.co.uk


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