If earth is no longer floating your boat, then Alf Events has definitely got something that will please you to the skies. A concept that started out in Belgium, Dinner in the Sky has elevated the dining experience, partnering with people in 38 countries around the world. In a nutshell, it’s a platform that allows for groups to take their gatherings to a whole new level, both literally and metaphorically. Courtesy of a massive crane and fancy German engineering, guests can be wined and dined while safely floating 60 metres above the ground.
You might be asking yourself ’Who on earth would want to do that?’ The concept will probably mostly attract companies looking
to throw peerless events for their VIP clients, whether a dinner party, corporate launch or a simple conference – but last October, Dinner in the Sky also hosted ten of the world’s biggest chefs in a five-day happening, where they shared their glorious creations. If you’re still not convinced that an initiative like this would seal the deal, Forbes voted it one of the world’s most extravagant meals. The platform has also been used to overlook concerts, sports events and popular scenery around the world, in addition to
hosting poker sessions, product launches and even weddings, on a sister platform called Marriage in the Sky.
Lebanese Businessman Alfred Asseily (of Beirut’s La Table D’Alfred and Capital A) got in on the action, and is bringing this state-of-the-art development to Lebanon this May. ‘People need to understand that we’re selling an idea and not a table,’ says the young restaurateur, who has re- cently launched Alf Events, the PR company that is meant to be managing Dinner in the Sky. Asseily explained that the price as well as the terms of leasing this facility will be determined by the type of event. Customers can customise the platform to suit their theme, or brand it for sponsorship. The 22-seater is generally available for sessions of eight hours at a time, and could cost around $15,000. As for the location, the crane can be installed on the client’s property; otherwise, Alf events can provide a choice spot such as BIEL. So, care to party higher than Sky Bar this summer? Fly the coop into the wild blue yonder.
Events are already being booked. Call Alf Events (01 564558, 70 647484) for more details.