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Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort

Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort


It all started in Belgium when culinary communications agency Hakuna Matata partnered with The Fun Group, an amusement park ride installer, to offer the first Dinner in the Sky — in which buckled-in diners eat at a table suspended from a crane, dangling 150 feet or so in the air — back in 2006. Now you can experience elevated dining in sunny Puerto Vallarta, on the lush grounds of Casa Velas Resort. You’ll get a highly choreographed culinary extravaganza, incorporating a musical soundtrack and various announcements over an on-board sound system as you're lifted into the air with 22 fellow diners.

Similar in many ways to a luxe amusement park ride, the Dinner in the Sky experience begins with a ground-level complimentary cocktail hour, where drinks like the Sky High mixed with Skyy vodka, lemon soda, grapefruit juice, and blue Curaçao are planted in your hand. You'll also be signing a waiver that indemnifies the operators should anything go wrong. But don't worry — this is merely a formality, thanks to the stringent safety guidelines, exceeding the highest European standards.

Next you'll walk down a grand walkway to the launch platform, lit on both sides with tiki torches. Getting strapped in takes a while ,and when it's finally time to make your steady and gradual ascent by crane, it's entirely possible that you won't immediately notice your departure from earth, since there's absolutely no bouncing or swaying as you rise.

Strapped into a sports-car-like bucket seat, chairs are anchored to the table and swivel slightly from left to right. You are quite confined by the body harness and chair design, which at points can make it difficult to eat without lifting the plate to your mouth. But your chair does have a thrilling feature that's perhaps best enjoyed after liberally downing the tequila shots that are served along with the wine pairings between courses. Pull back a lever to recline, stretch back, and stargaze if it's nighttime.

Your hour-long experience includes a three-course gourmet dinner featuring a rotating lineup of dishes like lobster lasagna and beef fillet served atop polenta with truffles. These meals are prepared by top chefs including Mikel Alonso and Bruno Oteiza — disciples of Spanish superstar Juan Mari Arzak, “Best Chef in Mexico” Xavi Pérez Stone, and Mexican TV personality Chef Yolanda Yanar. Everything is prepared in advance, but the elevated dining space is equipped with a six-tray oven and two electric stove tops for finishing. Spectacular views of surrounding Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountains in the distance compliment the gustatory extravaganza.

Casa Velas Resort is just one of many locations around the globe offering Dinner in the Sky. Since 2006, installations have risen in the skies of 45 countries throughout Europe, and in Australia, Japan, India, Dubaï, South Africa, Brazil, the United States, Canada, and China, as well as elsewhere in Mexico. Although Dinner in the Sky will only be available at Casa Velas until February 28th, future dates are already scheduled for 2018-19 so stay tuned for your next opportunity!

Photos courtesy of Casa Velas & Steve Mirsky. Coverage made possible by participating in a sponsored visit.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.


Dinner in the Sky at Casa Velas Resort - Recipes

Ever wonder what it was like for the Greek gods to dine so close to heaven? To have the shimmering light of the moon cast before them as they feasted on extravagant epicurean delights. Well, now you have the rare opportunity of feeling such pleasures, as Casa Velas will take you up in the air to experience a lavish feast with their Dinner in the Sky!

Diners will be mesmerized as they experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of dining in the sky. The Casa Velas hotel situated in picturesque Puerta Vallarta, Mexico has successfully managed to combine both culinary reveries with a unique bucket list experience.

Dinner in the Sky set among the beautiful sunset in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico © Casa Velas Hotel

Dinner in the Sky, which will be offered for the next three years, has been deemed as one of the world’s most exhilarating dining experiences. Guests are hoisted by crane to the height of 150ft where they are presented with a perfect bird’s eye view of the striking Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains. And, just to keep things interesting, Casa Velas, an AAA Four Diamond luxury adults-only all-inclusive boutique hotel, will be rotating guest chefs every couple of days.

The beautiful adults-only Casa Velas hotel © Casa Velas

Food lovers will rejoice in knowing that the multi-course gourmet dinner is perfectly executed by some of the top chefs in Mexico. In fact, for my Dinner in the Sky adventure, the guest chef was the well-known and super talented Chef Massimo Fongaro.

The evening started with a few cocktail drinks and the signing of a waiver form. This is a simple formality since every safety precaution has been considered. As the sun was about to set in the mountains, the guests, as well as the chef and his kitchen brigade, were harnessed around the table. Once secured, we were slowly lifted to our dining height which offered us a breath-taking view! And ladies, you can still wear an evening dress.

Breathtaking view during the Dinner in the Sky culinary voyage © Casa Velas

The exquisite meal consisted of a beautiful melange of courses: an appetizer consisting of scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and freshly shaved truffles that the Chef was ever so generous with. Our pièce de résistance was the Chef’s interpretation of a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit. The evening was accentuated by a beautiful display of fireworks lighting up the night sky.

The amazing dinner that Chef Massimo Fongaro created for the Dinner in the Sky event (back to front) scallops in a raspberry sauce with tomatoes a delectable rich lobster lasagna a beef filet with corn polenta served with cambozola sauce and shaved truffles and a tropical Tiramisu filled with strawberry and passion fruit.

Casa Velas has definitely thought outside the box when it comes to spoiling their guests and providing them with this exclusive culinary adventure. Seats for guests staying at Casa Velas cost $50US, and for non-resort guests, the fee is $170US (pre-order).

If you want to be dazzled and left in awe as you enjoy a fine dining adventure at unprecedented heights, complemented by top-rated hospitality, then I highly recommend Dinner in the Sky as part of your relaxing stay at Casa Velas.

**This article was first published in the lifestyle magazine Modern Mississauga and was given permission to post on the author’s site.