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Dinner in the Sky

Would you eat dinner in an open air restaurant, with 21 of your closest friends, suspended from a crane at 160 feet above the ground?

Crane raising dinner in the sky

Interested? Before answering “Yes”, look at the Dinner in the Sky in action, and see if you detect anything missing:

Chefs eating at the dinner in the sky

Imagine 8 hours of eating and drinking, secured only by a seatbelt rigged dinner chair, with NO BATHROOM! For the $9,000+ rental cost, I’d at least expect a port-a-potty … watch out below!

There’s not even a pesky floor to ruin your view (or your aim after a few drinks):

Looking down from the dinner in the sky

On the plus side, Belgium-based Dinner in the Sky will drive their invention to almost any accessible destination (sorry fellow Americans, our only option is to buy the contraption, no rentals available stateside). The mobility of the venue opens up some fantastic viewing opportunities, like at this Formula One race:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Considering some box seats can run $1,000 apiece at high profile events, this could be a bargain for those with the money (and the bladder control).

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18 Responses to “Dinner in the Sky”

  1. on 23 Mar 2007 at 1:36 am Bunk

    Wait, wasn’t that one of the best rock & roll Jesus songs to come out of the late 1960’s? The Rev. Al Green’s “Dinner in the Sky?”

    Hold on… I’ve been corrected. “Spirit in the Sky” is the coolest.

  2. on 23 Mar 2007 at 3:24 am Freelance Cynic

    Oh my Gawd. How the hell do they serve the food? :)

  3. on 23 Mar 2007 at 5:18 am Sarah

    Ah, the never ending quest to outdo every other person who is trying to outdo you.

    Great gimmick, but you’d want to be among the first to do it. Catch it while it’s hot.

  4. on 23 Mar 2007 at 6:21 am Mr. Fabulous

    There is NO WAY in hell…

  5. on 23 Mar 2007 at 6:41 am Nessa

    This is another no-no. As in Hell no.

  6. on 23 Mar 2007 at 9:06 am OrioleMagic

    Must really suck when you drop your fork.

  7. on 23 Mar 2007 at 9:15 am tamiki

    i guess there is no buffet. funny post.

  8. on 23 Mar 2007 at 10:04 am Ryan

    Seriously no bathroom… do you just pee over the edge on people walking past

  9. on 23 Mar 2007 at 10:15 am Anita Bath

    OrioleMagic – good point! I would definitely NOT want to be sitting under this now! Pee, Poop, forks, knives, wine glasses … the dangers from above would be endless! 😉

  10. on 23 Mar 2007 at 10:55 am froggywoogie

    If you’re drunk you can’t roll under the table, it’s no fun lol

    PS I’m not a drunkard, I just had this visual 😀

  11. on 23 Mar 2007 at 11:24 am Sher

    I think I threw up a little in my mouth just looking at that.

  12. on 23 Mar 2007 at 11:44 am Howard

    Jeez! People will do anything to get noticed. HEY EVERYONE! I’M NAKED!

    You know what would have made that funnier is if some guy superglued himself via his hardhat to the bottom of the table.

    (Did I just date myself?)

  13. on 23 Mar 2007 at 1:50 pm Diesel

    Yikes. No thanks.

    Come play in my caption contest!

  14. on 23 Mar 2007 at 4:08 pm john sadowski

    Howard is of course referring to this classic commercial.

  15. on 25 Mar 2007 at 10:45 am Hammer

    I hate to have to state the obvious, but I’m sure when someone needs to use the restroom they simply lower the contraption to the ground. It’s on a crane people. Cranes raise and lower things.

    BTW, Anita, they said it rents for ten thousand Euros, which is about $13,300 a day.

  16. on 25 Mar 2007 at 12:56 pm Anita Bath

    Hey Hammer,

    In the video they say 10,000 Euros, but the price has come down since then (according to their site). Seems rather silly to raise and lower the thing all day, but certainly better than peeing on the spectators below.

  17. on 28 Nov 2007 at 9:10 am ang

    i just saw this on the today show and had to look it up. CCCRAZY!!! not to sure if i would do this, maybe!! what will they thinkof next

  18. on 08 Aug 2008 at 12:36 pm K-Dog

    According to the website, when you need to go to the bathroom. . . they lower the whole contraption down in less than a minute, you go, come back, and you’re back up in another minute.

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