Dinner in the sky: Pop-up aerial restaurant returns to Brussels
The breath-taking gastronomic experience Dinner in the sky returns to the Belgian capital this summer. From 10 to 19 June a crane will be hoisting diners above the landmark Koekelberg Basilica for a panoramic view of the city skyline.
A five-course dinner by a bevy of Michelin-starred chefs will be served three times a day (12.00, 19.00 and 21.30), while a Cocktails in the sky session is offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Belgian dining concept - now boasting worldwide sites - will also be installed at C-Mine, the Genk industrial heritage site in Limburg, from 5 to 11 September.
A new 32-seat aerial restaurant platform, elevated 50m above the ground, contains eight four-person tables arranged around a large open kitchen. Diners and chefs are equipped with harnesses for the duration of the service.
On the menu is fine Belgian cuisine. Renowned chefs include Yves Mattagne, Alain Bianchin, David Martin, Isabelle Arpin, Giovanni Bruno, Hendrik Dierendoncck and Filip Claeys, as well as rising stars Arnaud Delvenne and Malory Gabsi of Top Chef fame.
All the menus are prepared and served by the chefs and accompanied by premium wines and champagne. The new afternoon sessions offer three cocktails with three different appetisers.
Prices are naturally lofty: €295 for dinner; €150 for cocktails (all inclusive). Reservations can be made for two or four people.