Developers have literally taken ‘haute cuisine’ to a new level. At a staggering 1,350 feet from the ground, the world’s highest restaurant opened yesterday.
The restaurant, named a rather apt ‘At.mosphere’ can be found after a minute long elevator ride in a private chrome and glass lift to the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Furnished with beautiful mahogany panelling and cosy leather booths the restaurant is certainly something special.
At.mosphere can serve more than 200 customers at any one time, and despite the phenominal amout of people to serve, customers can still expect fine dining prepared by a number of top-drawer chefs.
A luxurious variety of food from all over the world can be found on the menu (in English and Arabic), with sea food and grilled meat being the staple offerings.
Including, for starters, chestnut and pheasant soup, ‘diver’s’ scallops, or Angus and Wagyu beef tatare.
According to the Emaar Hospitality Group, the property developers who created the restaurant and spent almost £1billion building the Burj Khalifa (named after United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan who came to the aid of Dubai when the finicial crisis took hold), At.mosphere offers ‘one of the finest luxury dining and lounge experiences in the world, with unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf’.