x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

High expectations for sky dining in Abu Dhabi

The one-off 'Dining in the Sky' experience at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel will see diners suspended on a platform 50 metres above ground.

ABU DHABI // Fancy tucking into a five-star goumet meal in Abu Dhabi while dangling some 50 metres above the ground?

That is what's on offer at a one-off "Dining in the Sky" experience at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel, at Qaryat Al Beri.

Up to 22 guests at a time will be hoisted up on a suspended platform to enjoy cuisine from the hotel's French restaurant Bord Eau on, quite literally, a different level.

For a Dh1,220 price tag per diner, award-winning chef Alexandre Pernetta will serve up three courses in the restuarant before diners are elevated to the platform for dessert with a difference.

"We are delighted to hold this spectacular dining event, Dining in the Sky, at Bord Eau in Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi," said hotel general manager Arbind K Shrestha. "Being one of the finest restaurants in the capital, Bord Eau never fails to impress discerning guests who are keen to take their dining experience to a whole new level."

Dining in the Sky is a concept created by Belgian entrepreneur David Ghysles.

Since its creation in 2004, the concept has been taken to more than 35 countries in more than 1,000 events. Originally planned for business parties, it now plays host to everyone from clubbers to weddings in the sky.

The meal will be available only on March 22 for lunch and dinner. To book call 02 509 8555 or visit www.shangri-la.com.

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