Egyptian adventurers dine in the clouds
20th April 2015 Daring Diners in Egypt recently got the opportunity of a lifetime, a dining experience 50-meters above ground.
Straight from Belgium, the “Dinner in the Sky” experience has been to 40 countries and has featured more than 5000 culinary events world-wide.
Egypt introduced this unique, fine dining experience in Cairo’s Fifth District, a new suburb on the outskirts of the capital. Now this experience is not for everybody, as it is priced at 600 Egyptian pounds (USD79 dollars) per person.
The four-tonne table is suspended by a cable from a crane. It can seat 22 customers per flight, with a total weight of three- tonnes. Safety is no issue, as the table’s safety has been tested by the Technical Inspection Association, a German organisation testing product safety. It is also required to undergo tests every six months by the BTV (Belgium Testing Agency).
Owner of the franchise in Egypt, Hassan Samy Hassan, said the table markets itself because of the exclusivity of the idea.
He says “The idea is that you go up 50-metres above the ground and afterwards the chefs give you the cooking experience. They cook for you, they don’t serve you pre-made food. The idea is you are sitting, and as you can see, there is nothing below your feet, no wall next you and no ceiling above you – this roof is just here to block the sun – otherwise, you are flying. By all means of the word, you are suspended in the air. This is a unique experiment,”
Chef Abdel Kader said
“It was a little bit scary for me, but once I was up there the fear went away. It’s a great feeling, to be honest, to cook while up there. It’s something I experienced for the first time,”
An intrepid explore Dalia Gadallah expressed her enjoyment, saying
“I was very excited that something like this is in Egypt. The country is developing and even the activities are developing. We are all happy this is happening in Egypt and it is a very good experience,”