离开地球表面,空中顶级飨宴!<新山篇> Hungry for a new thrill? Get on board “dinner in the sky”!

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厌倦了一尘不变的用餐体验?想要体验离开地球表面,在离地150尺的高度,过足悬挂空中用餐的瘾,那千万不可错过位于公主港的大马空中餐厅,仅此一家噢!

Fancy dining on food cooked by international hotel master chefs while sitting at a table hovering in the open sky 150 feet above ground, complete with sweeping panoramas of postcard-worthy Puteri Harbour? The chance is now for Johoreans (and Singaporeans as well).

起轿,和大人一起“上”空中餐厅去
Hungry? Let’s meet UP for dinner.

据大人明察暗访,风靡全球的空中餐厅概念源自于比利时布鲁塞尔;自2006年创立至今,已在全球超过40个国家和城市铺设餐桌,承办超过5,000场空中用餐体验活动,其中包括拉斯维加斯、大卫王饭店、迪拜码头、开普敦海等;更在去年首次登陆东南亚,于2015年8月及今年2月分别落户吉隆坡和槟城,机会堪称千载难逢!

The dining phenomenon that took Europe by storm a decade ago, in over 40 cities around the world, featuring more than 5,000 culinary events worldwide, has finally arrived in Johor Bahru. Amongst the iconic locations where Dinner In The Sky (DITS) has taken place include: the Strip of Las Vegas, the Marina of Dubai, the beach of Copacabana and Cape Town bay. Closer to home, Kuala Lumpur (and subsequently Penang) had the honour of being the first in Southeast Asia to experience dining that’s literally “out of this world”. Johoreans, now’s your chance to take in the spectacular sunset view of the Straits of Johor from the chic marina of Puteri Harbour.

 

食客(心动不如行动)
The patrons: been there, done it!

可想而知,这个被福布斯(Forbes)杂志誉为世界上十大最不寻常的餐厅之一的空中餐厅,势将成为時尚名伶和知名人士喜愛的聚会场所,说不定你还可以在这里遇到仰慕的明星哦。自去年抵步大马已受到许多喜爱冒险的人士青睐,目前已成功挑战空中顶级飨宴的社会名流包括国宝级女歌星Datuk Siti Nurhaliza、大马羽坛一哥拿督李宗伟、本地名模谢丽萍等,可说是众星云集。此次新山站也特别邀请到柔佛总警长Dato’ Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd主持开幕礼,大马环球小姐及来自邻国的国际名厨郭文秀、知名网络红人夏雪,新柔美食博客兼好友Johor Kaki等一起共襄盛举!

Look Ma! Some of the more notable “daredevils” that have experienced dinner in the Johorean skies include Miss Malaysia Universe Kiran Jassal, internationally acclaimed Chef Justin Quek, celebrity blogger Wendy Cheng (Xiaxue) and Tony (Johor Kaki) from Singapore, joining an illustrious list that already includes Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, Amber Chia and now… Yours truly LOL!

你怕高吗?专治恐高症的灵丹妙药来啦!
Fear of heights? This might help!

在半空中用餐是怎样一种体验?充其量不就是那些遍布满地的旋转观景餐厅,舒舒服服地坐在室内看看窗户外的景观,和一般的餐厅差不了多少,只是风景好了一点儿;但如果只是吊在空中的一个座位呢?

想象一下,当你被固定在一个椅子上,几乎完全悬浮在空中;抬头不是天花板,低头一看脚下空荡荡,地表上的东西好像离自己特别远,这种感觉既奇妙又刺激啊~

If you have a phobia for heights, rest assured that safety measures are a top priority at DITS Malaysia. Seats are similar to those found on a roller coaster and you’ll be strapped in tightly at all times. The chair does swivel, but there is a small footrest in front of your chair for your feet, so you can swing your feet off for a bit of a thrill.

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难得登上这趟求之不得的“航班”,当然得选个好的“风水位”才能值回票价哦。依大人浅见,最佳座位莫过于视角好的边缘位置(1号、8号、9号、11号、12号、19号、20号及22号)。若想一览公主港的无敌景致,或将柔佛海峡的夕阳美景尽收眼帘,务必要选择1号至8号座位;如果想捕捉最羡煞旁人的自拍照,非选择12号至19号座位不可。话说回来,为了让所有食客得到最公平的礼遇,主办机构也贴心地安排餐台在空中“旋转”,保证让各位美食官在安全的情况下都能看见360度无死角的风景,所以说不管坐上哪个位置,个个都是“头等舱机位”!

Grab the corner seats, if you can get them. For the best views ahead, go for seats 1-8 are (we were seated at number 1 and 2), and for the best selfies (with Puteri Harbour behind you), seats 12-19 are preferred. The latter group of seats will also be the ones facing the sunset. Seats 9-11 and 20-22 are the end seats, and 1, 8, 9, 11, 12, 19, 20, and 22 are the corners. Actually, this advice is subject to the seats not being renumbered, and chances are, you may get spun around while airborne to take in the sights and sounds of Puteri Harbour in any case!

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空中餐厅每次可接待22名顾客,由高级厨师在“中央厨房”现场准备美味佳肴,配备2名“空服人员”随时为食客提供服务。餐厅所有的座位都可以斜靠甚至旋转180度,胆大的美食官可以自选角度,在150尺高空尽情享受美景与饕餮盛宴。整个用餐平台就像是把餐桌、开放式厨房和过山车三者结合在了一起,新鲜感十足!

The restaurant consists of a suspended platform off a crane, with a capacity for 22 people seated in comfortable rotating seats (180 degrees) around a table-bar, and secured by a system of belts in 6 anchor points from where we can spot the best views of Puteri Harbour. The middle of the table is cut out, and replaced with a platform which has space for an oven and 5 people, including two air stewards (cum safety officers) and a culinary trio led by Chef Jaffery from Tosca Trattoria Italiana of Doubletree by Hilton Johor Bahru, all strapped into harnesses.

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前菜(保你胃口大开!)
The starters: preparing for take-off

空中餐厅的用餐平台建造于比利时,结构及设计等均通过德国TÜV莱茵机构的专业认证,也通过国家安全与卫生部鉴定,并且已在全球多个国家及城市安然地使用从未发生过任何疏失与意外,所以美食官们大可放心“登机”!

Safety, technology and stability get top marks, and we never felt unsafe or in any sort of danger at any point. The crane and crew were tested and approved by TÜV SÜD, a renowned and well-respected German safety testing organisation, so this is pretty clearly a professionally run operation.

起航前来个自拍,缓和一下情绪吧!

Ready, get set, CLICK! Time for a quick selfie before we lift off.

一切准备就绪,吊车将餐厅缓缓升起;约2分钟后,餐厅已悬挂在距离海拔150尺的高空中。

Before we even realise, the platform was already off the ground, with a grand sending off from the appreciative crowd below.

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看到底下的景观仿佛被照了缩小灯后,大人此刻才惊觉自己已在半空中,感觉相当刺激。此时,大伙都不由自主地拿出手机,记录这难得的悬空用餐瞬间。

UP, up and away… The ascent itself was steady and well-paced, we could hardly notice the climb unless we keep looking down.

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主菜(“非一般”的三菜一汤)
The main course: so what’s UP?

在150尺的空中领略美丽景色,体验美食在舌尖跳舞,到底享受这场味觉与视觉的双重盛宴是啥滋味?

The atmosphere on deck is lively and fun, with the chefs and crew providing much interaction with diners. Party tunes add to the vibe and you’re bound to make new friends with your tablemates by bonding over the fact that we will be suspended in mid air at least for the next 60 minutes.

到底这空中葫芦里卖的是什么药?

So what’s really cooking UP here?

与其说这是吃一顿饭,不如说这是一次另类的飞行体验。首先,空中餐厅的“开胃菜”,就先让各位美食官俯瞰柔佛海峡全景,配上夕阳西下,染红了西边的云彩,大人此刻仿佛漫步在云端啊~

Forget about your usual appetiser menu of soup or salad, and in it’s place is the most unique starter dish beyond your wildest imagination – a piece of Straits of Johor, with a choice between the sunshine, the romantic sunset or the bright lights of Puteri Harbour at night to begin the most exciting… flight of your life!

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人类总爱挑战极限,比起俯瞰风景,这种游走于生死边缘的刺激玩意儿更具致命吸引力。空中餐厅为大伙献上的“主菜”,莫过于这个绝对特别的体验(有4种景观供选择),让大人终身难忘。只见现场所有人纷纷举杯庆祝,除了忙着吃、忙着聊天、忙着看风景外,也在不停地忙着拍照,手机、GoPro相机等统统上场,照片嘛… 就等着刷爆社交圈吧!

Pick your desired main course from one the following options:
♠ Corner seats that offer arguably the best overall views
♣ Seat 1-8 for the best view of Puteri Harbour ahead
♥ Seat 12-19 for the best selfies that come with bragging rights
♦ Seat 10 or 21 for the ultimate wefies to take in all the sights and sounds on board DITS

If you’re feeling really adventurous, feel free to swivel your chair left and right to catch the beautiful nightscape of Puteri Harbour all round. Did we also mention that free flow fun and laughter are the order of the night?

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有了这么棒的开胃菜与主食,怎么能少了晚宴最后的高潮?主办单位可说是诚意十足,特别燃放烟火,璀璨的烟火划过夜空,让此次的“甜点”画上美丽的句点!(注:烟火表演只限开幕礼,恐怕得让大家失望!)

Dessert was better than expected, but not everyone will get the full works. A gourmet dinner in the sky, with fireworks bursting right before your eyes, how’s that for a fitting finale to a spectacular experience (Sorry guys, media preview only)?

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甜品(令人回味无穷的星级料理)
The desserts: gastronomy delights from Doubletree!

好啦,大人言归正传。晚餐大部分的食物准备工作在地面完成,但最终的制作工序当然要在各位美食官面前毫无保留地呈现。空中餐厅的菜单以法式高级料理为主,包括前菜、汤、主餐及甜品。来自新山星级希尔顿逸林酒店的Tosca意大利餐馆总厨Jaffery先为大家献上小巧华丽的法式开胃菜,以白鯷鱼搭配新鲜的草莓、苦菊生菜及希腊羊奶乳酪,配上浓郁的松露奶油青碗豆汤可说是一拍即合,正合我意。来到主食可就让大人我伤脑筋,该选择日式和牛、法式珍珠鸡胸、澳洲香煎羊扒还是深海烤鳕鱼呢?最终大人选择了以牛肝菌酱,搭配独具匠心的方旦馬鈴薯及大白菜的鸡胸肉,不但口感层次分明,每块肉更是嚼劲十足,充满弹性。当然,大人也为隔壁美食达人Tony的慢煮和牛面頰为之倾倒,所幸Tony也不吝啬地让大人小尝几口过过瘾。

Chef Jaffery delivered a stellar four-course meal that was specially created for this event. Much of the food was prepared in advance and then finished in a convection oven on the elevated platform. We started off with white anchovies dressed with balsamic jelly, served with marinated wild strawberries, yellow frisee lettuce and feta goat cheese, followed by basil and green pea soup served with rich truffle cream, our gastronomy adventure continued with baked free range chicken breast dressed with Porcini mushroom sauce and served with Koffman’s cabbage and fondant potato. Tony from Johor Kaki was kind enough to offer us his heavenly wagyu beef cheek, served with with gaufrette potato and baby spinach. The beef was so tenderly soft, with every effortless chew released bursts of beefy sweet flavour and aroma, it’s no wonder Tony quickly went back to his beef after a quick sample of our equally tender chicken breast.

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随着厨师端上精致的樱桃提拉米苏,也意味着这趟接近一小时的空中盛宴即将接近尾声。空服人员一声“我们即将下降”后,餐台便开始缓缓下降,只一会儿的工夫就安全着地。只见大伙儿有的还在享用点甜,有的在交换照片和名片,但所有人都意犹未尽,感慨这趟美食之旅这么快就到了“目的地”。

Dessert was too soon as we made our descent down to earth and get back to reality, with many of us still digging deep into the glass to scrap out that last spoonful of creamy cherry tiramisu. The dinner itself was pretty good, given the limitations inherent in the experience, Chef Jaffery and his team did an admirable job, delivering the meal smoothly and sociably.

天“上”也无不散之筵席
All good things must come to an end.

凯旋归来,重返地球表面!

A hero’s welcome, pyrotechnics lit up all around us.

尽管玩的就是心跳,但主厨个个都有星级评级,对菜肴绝不敷衍。可想而知价格也跟着“高”了。尽管用餐价格不菲、容纳人数有限,空中餐厅依然凭借其独特的“高水平”用餐体验吸引众多美食爱好者,但是每人近马币600的花费是不是也应该含红酒或香槟,让食客们更感宾至如归,倍感超值呢?

With all due respect, the price tag was pretty steep, and this wasn’t going to be comparable to fine dining in a ground-based high end restaurant, and we would expect some wine or champagne (if not free-flow) to have been included in the price. The meal was somewhat hurried, even though they paced it quite well, but an hour for a four-course meal doesn’t leave us much time to relax and soak it all in. Nevertheless, it was a novel and interesting way to have a meal as a one-off experience.

玩出了新高度,下一站应该挑战什么呢?
Having scored a new gastronomic heights with DITS, what’s next?

虽然天不作美,但是丝毫没有阻挡大伙的热情,在细雨中,升上半空,边俯瞰柔佛海峡全景,边享受美食还是让人难忘的事情!可惜美中不足,用餐场地绝非大多数新山人心目中的首选。大人认为如果主办方日后决定再强势归来,可以考虑到新山市中心或毗邻新柔长堤的公主湾,保证羡煞所有往来两地的居民,也可以充分体现长堤两岸的独有文化及无敌景致!

Despite the light drizzle, visibility at night was still good. The views, though certainly nice, were not especially inspiring. We couldn’t help but think that this setup would have been much more impressive in a place like the empty car park besides Doubletree by Hilton JB (the future Ibrahim International Financial District, our beloved HRH Sultan Ibrahim willing), or Tanjung Puteri, which would certainly have afforded some lovely views across the Causeway and downtown JB, even from only 150 feet up. Perhaps if Dinner in the Sky does return to JB, other venues could be explored.

座位有限,立即上网预定!
Book your “flight” tickets NOW!

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20th of May 2016 - 19th of June 2016
Session 1: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Session 2: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri

Menu
STARTER
Marinated Wild Strawberries, Yellow Frisee, Feta Cheese, White Anchovies and Balsamic Jelly

SOUP
Green Pea and Basil Soup, Truffle CreamBasil

CHOICE OF MAIN COURSE
Australian Lamb Rump, Cherry Tomato on the vine, Grilled Parmesan Polenta and Jus Viande
– OR –
Free Range Chicken Breast Koffman’s Cabbage, Fondant Potato and Porcini Mushroom Sauce
– OR –
Slow Cooked Wagyu Beef Cheek, Gaufrette Potato and Baby Spinach
– OR –
Baked Cod Fish, Red Pepper Chutney, Spinach, Horseradish Mash, Fresh Passion Fruit

DESSERT
Cherry’ Tiramisu

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结案陈词 Verdict
  • 环境 Ambience
    6
  • 价格 Price
    5
  • 食物选择 Variety
    6
  • 服务态度 Service
    8
  • 味道点评 Taste
    8
  • 新奇指数 Novelty*
    10
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