This company offers unique and awesome treats while you’re taking your dinner.
Dinner in the sky (DIST), a company changing the way we eat, is now currently scourging the incumbent airline food, as novelty of dining in the sky.
DIST is currently hosting wildly unconventional above-the-Earth dinner parties where guests, chefs, and waitstaff are all strapped onto a modest pedestal platform and hoisted by crane to enjoy their meal suspended 150 feet up in the air. So heads up acrophobes, consider this your trigger warning.
In 2006, when the company has started into operations as a project by a PR agency and an amusement park company that specialized in crane-based bungee jumping, who realized if people were willing to pay to hurl themselves from a platform in the sky, plenty would be willing to pay just to go up there to eat and drink.
In fact, since its inaugural meal, which hosted 22 young European restaurant owners, the company has put on nearly 5,000 similar aerial events in 45 countries, many of them looking out over the world’s most remarkable landmarks and vistas.
Talking about the features, before liftoff, guests are strapped into three-point harness seats, which they’re restricted to for the duration of the event (roughly 70 minutes), full bladders be damned.
Alternately, chefs and waitstaff are harnessed in, but with a mechanism that allows them to move relatively freely around the middle part of the platform so they can do what they need to accommodate everyone. This isn’t some hokey run-of-the-mill meal prepared by so-so line cooks unfazed by heights, either.
Also, a number of the events DITS has put on have been overseen by some of the world’s foremost chefs.
Furthermore, the company doesn’t limit itself just to meal-based events. DIST also hosted up-in-the-air lounges, special PR parties, and even weddings. Meals are their mainstay, though, and they host dozens of them around the world every year for those lucky enough to snag tickets before they sell out.
According to the DITS calendar for the rest of this year, there are opportunities to experience them almost every week through the end of September in places like Mexico, Slovenia, Greece, Germany, and the UK.
Heads up to all interested goers, you don’t necessarily have to go up for an entire dinner — they host brunches, lunches, wine tastings, and even cocktail hours as well — all of which are shorter in duration, and cost considerably less per person.
The marquee dinner experience itself will set you back up to $289 (though prices vary depending on location).
For more information, feel free to visit the company’s official website.