Dining in the Sky
Sufferers of acrophobia look away now. From September 2014, for 10 days only, diners with a strong stomach for heights can enjoy gourmet food on a dining platform suspended 100 feet above the ground.
London in the Sky, as the dining experience in Canary Wharf is called, consists of a 22-seat table with a space in the centre from which the chef and their team prepare and serve food from breakfast through to dinner. Until now, only guests at private corporate events in London have had the privilege of the experience.
Five top chefs, including The Modern Pantry's Anne Hansen, Atul Kochhar from Benares and Pascal Aussignac from Club Gascon will take part in the pop-up which launches on September 12. Breakfasts will be served by The Modern Pantry through the 10-day period, while the lunch, afternoon and dinner services will vary with a series of chefs each taking charge for two-day periods at a time.
Guests arrive 45-mins prior to "take-off", when they will be served with a glass of Taittinger champagne and taken through the registration process. They are then fastened into their seats with no less than three safety belts, starters are served and the table raised. Three courses are served at lunch and five at dinner with the sessions lasting 45-minutes and an hour respectively. There are also 30-minute canapé and champagne "flights" during afternoons and evenings.
London in the Sky runs from September 12-21 and tickets, which range from £50 per head for breakfast to £250 for dinner, are purchased throughwww.eventsinthesky.co.uk where you can also view the full programme of chefs
Source: The Telegraph, 2014
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