Dinner in the sky: Vegas one-ups itself again

Las Vegas will suspend diners in midair for 3 courses, plus dessert

Want to eat dinner strapped into your seat at a table hovering in the open sky 180 feet above ground, complete with views of the Las Vegas Strip? Dinner in the Sky Las Vegas aims to bring thrill-seeking diners that opportunity this summer. Just don't drop your fork!

Dinner in the Sky is being built on an 8.8-acre site off Las Vegas Boulevard near Polaris Street and Tropicana Avenue. A permanent 200-foot-high steel tower will suspend 29-by-18-foot tables that will accommodate 22 people in race car seats equipped with six-point harnesses. (Fully loaded with people, including a team of servers, the tables weigh 7 tons.)

Three-course dinners, plus dessert, will be prepared by executive chefs Ward Martin and Ivan Sanchez at eight nightly seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. Dinner packages start at $290 per person and include wine pairings and a complimentary photo. The menu will constantly change, featuring a choice of beef, chicken or fish, plus a vegetarian option.

Much of the food will be prepared in advance and then finished in a convection oven on the elevated platform; diners can expect to be in the sky for about an hour.

Dinner in the Sky owner Janeen Hinden, who also owns two catering companies and a wedding chapel, told the Las Vegas Sun that Vegas is "the capital for entertainment and culinary arts, and this just takes those over the top."

So to speak.

The Dinner in the Sky concept has been used at various sites around the globe, but Hinden says this latest one will be the first that is open to the public; a lone diner to a group of 20 can make reservations.

Event packages also include Wedding in the Sky, Team-Building in the Sky, Meeting in the Sky and Party in the Sky.

For more information or reservations, call 702-257-7303, or visit DinnerInTheSky.com.

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