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Like a lot of Americans, I consider myself to be a bit of a foodie. There”s nothing better than sitting down and enjoying a well-cooked meal from a great chef in a lovely restaurant. Sure, I can cook for myself, but where”s the fun in that? There”s only so much I can make on a small stovetop in a cramped apartment.

That”s why I enjoy visiting restaurants any chance I get. I”ve eaten at massive dining halls in Montreal and hole-in-the-wall joints in New York. If there”s a type of restaurant I”ve never tried before, I”m all for it.

Except for this one. It defies all logic and reason, and though the food looks good, there”s one massive catch.

Think this looks like a carnival ride? Think again! This is Dinner in the Sky.

Think this looks like a carnival ride? Think again! This is Dinner in the Sky.

Dinner in the Sky is a dining service that started in Belgium in 2006. It actually does have its roots in amusement park attractions, as ride installation company The Fun Group created it along with an agency named (perhaps ironically) Hakuna Matata.

Dinner in the Sky lets adventurous eaters enjoy a multi-course dinner 150 feet in the air.

Dinner in the Sky lets adventurous eaters enjoy a multi-course dinner 150 feet in the air.

Chefs, waitstaff, patrons, and everything needed to enjoy a nice meal are all hoisted by a large crane. Like the teppenyaki or “Hibachi grill” style of Japanese restaurants, the chef stands in the center, preparing foods and even conversing with customers.

In addition to a nice meal, restaurant goers get to enjoy their beautiful surroundings.

In addition to a nice meal, restaurant goers get to enjoy their beautiful surroundings.

Though customers are safely harnessed to the restaurant, their chairs can turn 180 degrees, allowing everyone to truly enjoy the scenery.

This is what the actual restaurant looks like when on the ground.

This is what the actual restaurant looks like when on the ground.

Since Dinner in the Sky is connected to a crane, it can pretty much go anywhere. The equipment can also transform into a wedding venue (seriously) or an event hall of sorts. So if you”re planning a small wedding or bar mitzvah with adventurous guests, then this might be right up your alley.

“Me? Oh, I”m ok. I”m just enjoying dinner in the freakin” sky!

"Me? Oh, I

“Let me just give you a refill while you think about how far from the ground you are.”

Dinner in the Sky exists outside of Belgium, with locations in cities like Dubai, Paris, and Las Vegas. Watch below to see the Vegas version of this concept take off for the beginning of a meal.

(via YouTube)

Sure, I enjoy a good meal, but I”m deathly afraid of heights. Then again, if they have a good salmon dish or something with cream sauce, I might be able to talk myself into sitting through dinner 150 feet in the air. And if you”re okay with heights or wouldn”t mind a nice glass of wine and a heck of a view, visit the official Dinner in the Sky website for more information on how you can truly elevate your next dining experience.

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