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Yelp In The Sky, Brussels, Belgium.



(WARNING : If you're afraid of heights or develop any kind of Vertigo, you might want to stop reading this..hihi) 

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Take 22 adventurous Yelpers, 1 (tiny bit scared) Community Manager and 1 Michelin starred chef. Put them all at a table, suspended at a height of 50 meters, up in the Brussels' sky…and that gives you a rough idea of how extra-ordinary and magic a food tasting event can be, or what Forbes.com called it in 2009, "one of the world's most extravagant meals". 

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« We were welcomed like stars, with a glass of champagne…we sat in our chairs, got harnessed (I admit I double-checked that part) and we took off…rather smoothly », said Gwen M. « A minute later, there we were, 50 meters up, discovering our city differently, with a breathtaking view…»

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Once we were up there, Giovanni Bruno, 1 Michelin star, chef of the famous Senzanome restaurant in Brussels, prepared 3 appetizers per person, right there in front of us : « A mozzarella Burratina with a basil/tomato sorbet , a Norwegian organic salmon with asparagus and wazabi flavored flying fish eggs, and finally, a "vitello tonnato" with fresh tomatoes…something to make all of our taste buds quiver ! ». Again, Gwen M, who sat right in front of the chef didn't miss a thing ! 

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For some people, like Noémie D, this Yelp in the sky was a magic experience : « This was just wow. The breathtaking view, a friendly atmosphere, an hilarious stressed-looking Community Manager (was I ? 🙂 ), very interesting encounters with other Yelpers, original tasting and a very friendly staff…»

But for other let's say more héroic Yelpers like Gautier M, this moment was what to be made a small fright : "when you looked down, or when you turned your seat at 90% degrees..that was the moment you were glad to be attached !" Brrrr….

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Thanks again very much to the Dinner In The Sky team for their professionalism and kindness ! Thanks also to Baptiste Mathy from Vogelpic to have been able to take wonderful pictures and film, even in (highly) scary conditions. Find all the pictures of this event here. The video is on its way ! 

 And finally, thumbs up to all the brave Yelpers who attended and made this one event truly unique !

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Read more about their experiences here

 SYSOY*

See you on Yelp !

Christoph N,Yelp Brussels (glad to be on the ground) Community Manager.

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(ATTENTION : Si vous êtes plutôt du genre à avoir le vertige, ne lisez pas ce qui suit..huhu)

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Prenez 22 Yelpeurs plutôt aventuriers, 1 Community Manager (un poil stressé) et un chef étoilé. Placez-les autour d'une table, et suspendez-là au moyen d'une grue, à 50 mètres au dessus du sol, avec une vue imprenable sur Bruxelles. Voilà un bref résumé de cette expérience culinaire unique, ou ce que le site américain Forbes.com a appelé en 2009 "un des repas les plus extravagants de la planète". 

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Un expérience au goût de Gwen M : « Accueillis -comme des stars- sur notre tapis d'herbe, champagne à la main, nous avons pris place sur nos fauteuils, délestés de nos vestes et sacs. Bien harnachés (j'avoue avoir vérifié plutôt deux fois qu'une…), c'est finalement en relative douceur que le décollage eut lieu. Et là, en moins d'une minute, nous avons découvert notre ville autrement, avec une vue à couper le souffle…»

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Une fois là-haut, le chef Giovanni Bruno, du Senzanome, (une étoile au Michelin en 2004, accompagnée notamment du prix Gault & Millau du meilleur Italien de l'année 2012 ) commence les préparations de 3 mises en bouche : "Une mozzarella burratina au basilic et sorbet de tomates, un saumon norvégien bio aux asperges et oeufs de "poissons volants" au wazabi, un vitello tonnato aux tomates fraiches…j'entends déjà vos papilles frémir de bonheur !", une fois de plus, Gwen M, assise juste devant, n'a pas raté une seule miette du spectacle.

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Pour certain comme Noémie D, Yelp In The Sky était une expérience unique : « C'était juste waouw! Vue à couper le souffle (littéralement, surtout quand on regarde droit en bas), ambiance bon enfant, CM hilarant tellement il avait l'air stressé, retrouvailles sympas avec d'autres yelpeurs, rencontres intéressantes, dégustations originales, équipe Dinner in the sky au top…». 

Et pour d'autres Yelpeurs, disons, plus héroïques, comme Gautier M, c'était l'occasion rêvée de se faire une petite frayeur : "pour ce qui concerne la ceinture de sécurité, il suffit de regarder en bas, de faire pivoter son siège à 90 degrés, ou de l'incliner vers une position couchée (ça c'est plutôt pour les durs à cuire) pour être vraiment content d'être attaché". Brr..

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Encore un tout grand merci à toute l'équipe de Dinner In The Sky pour leur gentillesse et leur professionnalisme. Et merci aussi à Baptiste Mathy de Vogelpic qui, malgré des conditions assez cocasses, a réussi à prendre de magnifiques clichés que vous trouverez ici, ainsi qu'un petit film qui suivra.

Et enfin, un tout grand bravo aux 22 Yelpeurs qui ont eu le courage de grimper là-haut, et d'avoir rendu cette expérience aussi exceptionnelle. Vous trouverez l'intégralité de leurs avis ici

ABSY*

*à bientôt sur Yelp

Christoph N, Community Manager Yelp Bruxelles (et heureux d'être au sol…)

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