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Culinary Chronicles: Dining in the Clouds

in: Meeting Planning Experience Travel and Hospitality

Dining is not merely about savoring delicious cuisines; it’s an experience that engages all the senses. One aspect that elevates this experience to new heights is the view. From mountain vistas to urban skylines and seaside sunsets, there are restaurants around the world that offer breathtaking views along with delectable meals. Hop aboard this food flight and allow your attendees to experience some of the most amazing destinations our planet has to offer.

Stop 1. Asiate – New York City, USA

Asiate is in the Mandarin Oriental, it offers a panoramic view of the iconic New York City skyline. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan, the restaurant is perched high above Columbus Circle. Here diners indulge in modern American cuisine or take in afternoon tea while gazing at the glittering skyscrapers of the Big Apple.

Stop 2. Le Jules Verne – Paris, France

Suspended 410 feet above the City of Lights and twenty thousand leagues under the stars, this restaurant is located in the Eiffel Tower. Featuring classic French cuisine and refined dishes, the restaurant overlooks the Seine River and other Parisian landmarks, providing an unforgettable ambiance.

Stop 3: Grotta Palazzese – Polignano a Mare, Italy

Carved into the cliffs overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Grotta Palazzese is a restaurant inside a cave – a lovely combination of history, romance, and culinary adventure. Guests enjoy traditional Italian dishes, an array of expertly prepared seafoods, beautiful salads and other fresh fare. The gently crashing waves below are included in the price.

Stop 4. El Farallón – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Experience dining on the edge! This restaurant is carved into the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located at The Resort at Pedregal, the menu features fresh seafood from the local fish market. Guests enjoy a lovely meal while being serenaded by the sounds of ocean waves. A truly intimate and romantic dining experience.

Stop 5. Sirocco – Bangkok, Thailand

Suspended on the 63rd floor of the Lebua at State Tower, Sirocco is not just a restaurant; it’s an open-air dining experience with breathtaking views of Bangkok. Diners enjoy a Chef’s Tasting Menu – incredible dishes paired with the perfect wine accompaniment. All while taking in the cityscape and the Chao Phraya River.

Stop 6. Skyline Restaurant – Queenstown, New Zealand

High above Lake Wakatipu and accessible only by a scenic gondola ride, the Skyline Restaurant offers stunning panoramic views of the Southern Alps and the charming Queenstown below. Dine on meats, seafood, plant-based dishes and decadent desserts while taking in the city views.

Stop 7: Altitude – Sydney, Australia

Here diners are invited to celebrate Sydney on a plate; the finest local produce from land and sea, all prepared by chefs dedicated to featuring Australia’s most distinct flavors. From the 36th floor of the Shangra-La Hotel, gaze upon the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Exquisite cuisine with breathtaking views creates an unforgettable experience that lingers in the memories of your guests. For meeting planners seeking unparalleled vistas, these restaurants offer a dining experience that transcends the ordinary.

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