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!
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.
We enjoyed a nice glass of champagne while we waited for the other lucky guests to arrive.
Once everybody was present, we were shown to our seats. The crew took their time and made sure everybody was properly fastened and comfortable.
Everybody was seated. Plates were stacked. Wine was chilled. It was almost time to go up!
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.
The music started playing and the crew started clapping. Here we go!
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.
The marinated sea bass was made with thyme, olive oil, and red peppercorns served over arugula and crusty bread.
We saw the Acropolis glowing in the distance. What a view!
It was time for the first dish…
The tomato millefeuille had ricotta cheese, black olives, and a tasty basil oil.
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.
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.
The main dish was being prepared with the Acropolis serving as a gorgeous background.
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.
The wine was flowing and our glasses were always full.
It was almost time for dessert. I didn’t want the dinner to end.
Dessert consisted of three different kinds of mousses.
The vanilla supreme was my favorite. It was rich and creamy.
We ended the wonderful dinner with some shots. Yamas!
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