Of course our complimentary Uber misses a turning and we arrive 7 minutes after our 6.30 sunset seating takes off 45 metres into the air, dashing to the ground the hope of our highly anticipated Dinner In The Sky experience. I tilt my neck and pout at our 22 seater dinner table dangling imperiously from a stately crane parked alongside a shriekingly pink KL Tower.
The Towers of KL — single and twins
So what’s a girl to do but crack open a bottle and Machiavellianly pray Uber does the same to some other unsuspecting couple on the 8.30 seating. Glasses clink on white sofas plushly positioned under a clear chandeliered canopy and we admire the sunset underbelly of a platform hosting 5 courses of nervous merriment. We twirl our stemware for 30 minutes of white on white and quelle chance! A couple call to cancel and we’re in! Or rather UP!
So some whispered suggestions about how to best enjoy Dinner In The Sky?
- Do visit the restrooms beforehand. It’s only an hour-long dinner but with 5 courses and edgy anticipation … one never knows.
And we have take-off
- Less is definitely more when you’re harnessed and swinging 150 feet off terra firma. Sling that leather and gilt chain messenger-style for easy access and buckle up the wedges. You can’t be worrying about anything falling and you’ll need your hands for cutting, toasting and the plethora of selfies, we-fies, those towers, your bravely swaying Pradas.
Shireen Zainudin-Lowe and husband Juarez Lowe high dining
- Be nice to the staff. They do an outstanding job cheerfully keeping everyone reassured whilst debonairly plating your food. Plus they get better angles with the cameras
Miso black cod, Thai asparagus with poached daikon
- Pick the Wagyu beef cheek. You don’t have a choice with the smoked duck salad, the yuzu caviar on oysters, the miso cod and the layered chocolate pud. All perfectly likable. But you can opt for beef over chicken. I had the chicken.
Go for the Braised Wagyu beef cheek, caramalised red onion, carrot and green pea purée, in truffles scented jus
- Your bucket seats swivel and recline. Do it. The whole experience is so smooth, so secure. Just trust and revel. You’ll probably only do this once so — literally — skylark in the novel exhilaration.
- And finally, but firstly — order your Uber well in advance.
Dinner In The Sky ends 31 August.