Dinner in the Sky
Ultimo were very excited to be the exclusive chefs for ‘Dinner in the Sky’ Perth, running from the 10th of March until the 25th of March 2017. This amazing, once in a life time experience will saw diners suspended 50 meters above ground with an uninterrupted views of Perth city. The platform even rotates to give diners a full 360-degree experience, ensuring guests feel literally on top of the world as they take in the stunning bird’s-eye view and enjoy fine cuisine from our very own Michelin star trained chefs.
Ultimo’s executive chef, Matt Leahy, designed a bespoke lunch and dinner menu, hand-crafted using the finest in fresh & locally sourced ingredients. The menu was inspired by dining amongst the clouds, with one of the main courses made up of elements reflective of different cloud formations; Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus, Altocumulus, Cirrocumulus. Chef Matt Leahy didn’t miss an opportunity for an aerial pun or two. He said of his food that “the sky’s the limit”, when it comes to creativity.
Swan river weed brioche
With finger lime & macadamia butter
Amuse bouche de gout et les yeux
Mushroom, Nasturtium, apple, scallop, black pudding, samphire & sorrel
Butternut, heirloom beets, turnip, beef brisket, dandelion & bean
‘No Powder Room’ Freshener
Lemon bitter, gin & juniper sorbet, cucumber & peppermint espuma
Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus, Altocumulus, Cirrocumulus – A lesson on plating in the Sky
Jerusalem artichoke, cauliflower, lamb, rhubarb & white balsamic caviar
Cloud 9; Coconut & lime
Coconut, kaffir lime posset, fig, wild honey & glass
22 diners per flight enjoyed an interactive display from our chef, along with premium West Australian wines & boutique craft beers. Lunch included canapes on the ground before a 3 course meal in the sky. Dinner also included canapes on the ground with a 6 course meal in the sky.
Mr Simon Laxton the owner of Events in the Sky Australia describes the experience as; “It reinvigorates your senses and then you’re having this wonderful meal, the music is playing and you’re with your loved ones or friends, it’s beautiful.”
Ultimo’s Dinner in the Sky menu was even reviewed by Rob Broadfield for The West, with the critic rating it an outstanding 18/20. “All the dishes were surprisingly technical and well-executed, no mean feat for chefs 50m above the ground wearing riggers’ harnesses” raved Broadfield.