A dangling, 180-foot-high dining experience is returning to Las Vegas. Local company Dinner In The Sky will offer hour-long dinners for 22 guests, strapped to tables hanging from a 198-foot tall crane facing the Strip.
The company has featured the concept in 42 different countries, but this will be the only U.S. version readily available for non-corporate guests. A 2009 attempt to bring the concept onto the Strip was voted down by Clark County commissioners, amid concerns it would encourage other temporary attractions. They had operated off-Strip for an eight-month run. The company has signed a three year lease this go around and allocated a $4 million investment .
Guests will be lifted up into the sky with a chef, maître d' and mixologist each Wednesday through Sunday. A patio bar on the ground will enable the acrophobic to watch their companions rise into the air. Fillet mignon medallions, "Sky Chicken," vegetarian dishes and dessert were frequent offerings in 2009.
Guests must be at least four feet tall and 10 years old, and weigh less than 300 pounds before they will let you be lifted skyward. Once aloft, if you do need to use the restroom, or someone overly panics, it takes less than a minute to lower the two tables.
The company plans to spruce up their close to CityCenter location with new foliage, valet parking, a banquet facility and a taxi stand. Opening night is hoped to be within 90 days, subject to city approvals. FAA approval has already been granted.
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