A dinner party in the sky

Diners in Brussels feast on a meal 164 feet up in the air.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A menu of gourmet dishes, 50m high in the sky while suspended on cables, makes for a memorable dinner date.

Dinner In The Sky is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 tables, accommodating a total of 220 guests, suspended high in the Brussels skyline above the Atomium built for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.

Once the diners are all strapped, the tables are lifted simultaneously by cranes, until the city of Brussels is in full view.

Guests are treated to haute cuisine from a host of Michelin starred Belgian chefs, with the menu by Antwerp chef Wout Bru including pork belly, salmon sashimi and goose liver.

"We make all these special dishes because you know it's not so easy to cook here, 50m high. So it doesn't have to be too complicated as well. It has to be tasty of course," said Mr Bru, chef at Brasserie Bru.

Guests at the sold-out gastronomic event paid 275 euros (S$424) for a five course meal, including wine and champagne.

The unique dining experience was created in Brussels by David Ghysels in 2006 and has now expanded to 56 countries across the world.