Dinner In The Sky!

Before going to Athens, I did my usual research of unique dining experiences. Well, I hit the jackpot when I found out about Dinner in the Sky! This was one of the coolest meals I’ve ever had!

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Dinner in the Sky

We were lucky enough to grab a couple dinner reservations for our last night in Athens. It operates seasonally from May until October. The crane lifts diners up to 160 feet in the air.

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The Crane

We enjoyed a nice glass of champagne while we waited for the other lucky guests to arrive.

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Pre-Dinner Drink

Once everybody was present, we were shown to our seats. The crew took their time and made sure everybody was properly fastened and comfortable.

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Place Setting

Everybody was seated. Plates were stacked. Wine was chilled. It was almost time to go up!

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Ready
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White Wine
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BreadΒ  Plate

Everybody was excited, anxious, slightly nervous. I couldn’t wait! It doesn’t really hit you until the entire table is lifted off the ground.

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About to go up!

The music started playing and the crew started clapping. Here we go!

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I was facing the crane and the table just kept going higher and higher. There was a nice cool breeze in the air. This was awesome! A few diners looked pretty nervous, but that disappeared once we were enjoying the amazing views. The table slowly rotates so you get incredible 360 degree views. Dinner soon started and the amuse bouche was served.

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Amuse Bouche

The marinated sea bass was made with thyme, olive oil, and red peppercorns served over arugula and crusty bread.

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Sea Bass

We saw the Acropolis glowing in the distance. What a view!

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View of the Acropolis
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They were nervous at first

It was time for the first dish…

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First Course

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The tomato millefeuille had ricotta cheese, black olives, and a tasty basil oil.

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Tomato Millefeuille

There was a big concert going on down below us. A big Greek artist was performing and we were able to enjoy the music from above.

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Concert down below
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Awesome Crew
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Preparing the next course

The stuffed grape leaves (Dolmadakia) from Kassos were stuffed with rice, minced meat, and herbs, and served with a aromatic yogurt sauce. This was a nice sized portion.

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Stuffed Vine Leaves
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360 Degree Views

The main dish was being prepared with the Acropolis serving as a gorgeous background.

Next Course
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Main Dish

The veal fillet with an oxymeli sauce and basil was served with a stack of grilled vegetables and yummy potatoes on a bamboo stick. Oxymeli is a traditional Greek dressing made from vinegar, honey, currants, and figs.

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Veal Fillet
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Yummy Potatoes
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Great View of the Concert

The wine was flowing and our glasses were always full.

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Red Wine
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Cheers

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It was almost time for dessert. I didn’t want the dinner to end.

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Dessert

Dessert consisted of three different kinds of mousses.

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Trilogy

The vanilla supreme was my favorite. It was rich and creamy.

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Vanilla Supreme
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Lemon Cream
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Chocolate with Mango
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Creamy

We ended the wonderful dinner with some shots. Yamas!

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After Dinner Shots

After a fantastic dinner, it was time for us to be lowered to the ground. This was well worth it! It was such a unique dining experience. The crew was so nice and the food was pretty tasty. We continued to talk about this amazing night for weeks to come. Be sure to reserve a seat the next time you’re in Athens!

Dinner In The Sky
So much fun!

Dinner In The Sky
Athens, Greece
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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