When I was planning a trip to Malta, never in a million years did I think I would end the trip having dinner while suspended 130 plus feet in the air. Yet there I was, someone afraid of heights and loving every minute.
With stunning views of Malta, the 22-seated platform whisked guests up in the air just in time for a fireworks display, although we may have just gotten lucky and we are pretty sure fireworks are not guaranteed. As guests sat in wonder waiting to see just what was going to happen next, the staff cranked up the music and changed everyone’s mood from fearful to carefree. From dancing in your seat, buckled safely of course to reclining your seat all the way back if you dared, the level of excitement was at an all-time high. I thought to myself, this really is a once in a lifetime experience and watched as accompanying couples celebrated anniversaries and birthdays all around me. What an amazing gift to book someone for a special occasion as dining in the sky is an event to remember. Having been in operation for over 10 years and currently active in over 50 countries worldwide you can rest assured that you won’t be at risk when booking this exhilarating dining phenomenon.
For the dining portion, the attraction teams up with top-notch local restaurants in order to showcase a variety of high-level chefs throughout the year. One would think that the main focus here would be the thrill of dangling high above, but that would be incorrect. The food itself is a strong draw as each dish is meticulously presented and each bite is decadent and full of flavor. To start we savored a not so standard guacamole, a saladette tartare carving with mango spirals, green apple cubes, beetroot dressing and wakame seaweed. Next came the Strawberries and Mint Gazpacho with Dusted Parma Ham and Chive Rings.
For the main course, guests were able to choose from Sea Bass, Duck Leg Confit, Black Angus Short Beef Ribs or Aubergine Gratin and for dessert, the Orange Almond Delight with Perugina Nero Fondene Extra 70% Cocoa Sand, Raspberry Gel and Mint Leaves was a sweet ending. Each dish outdid the former and everyone looked around in amazement as the chef whipped every course up as if he was in a standard restaurant. As our servers topped up our wine glasses the music changed and the staff started to get a bit hyped. As a final toast to the evening, the team presented a Nitro Surprise Digestive and it was certainly the icing on the cake.
In the end, we were safely returned to solid ground and invited to a gathering area for one last cocktail before departure. A place most congregated to cheersing to what an incredible evening it had been. Dinner in the Sky Malta beat any expectation I had before taking flight and I honestly don’t think there is a better place to give it a whirl as Malta encompasses the heart of the Mediterranean and provides spectacular weather and surroundings to create a culinary journey you won’t soon forget. For more information and a complete schedule visit dinnerintheskymalta.com
Photography courtesy of Dinner in the Sky Malta