Tyneside diners are set to see their taste buds taken to another level next August – As Newcastle in the Sky returns to the city bigger than before.
This year’s sell out weekend saw guests at the unique ‘sky table’ hoisted 100ft in the air above Gateshead Quays’ Performance Square for the formerly known Dine by the Tyne, where they sampled dishes from some of Newcastle’s top chefs.
For 2017, Newcastle in the Sky is upping the ante, with more flights, added days and a new location – which will see diners suspended above the city’s Stephenson Quarter; giving even bigger views of the city.
Jacqui McKirdy, the brains behind last year’s Made in Tyne and Wear lifestyle award finalist event – which was so successful it inspired similar experiences in Southampton, Glasgow and Bristol – says it was an easy decision to bring it back for another year.
“When we ran last year’s event, it was only planned as a one-off. But almost straight after it finished it’s run, we were getting a lot of emails asking when’s it returning and how can we get involved again next year.
“Even during the event we had people coming off the sky table asking about next year and it got me thinking let’s do it again.”
The 2017 edition of Newcastle in the Sky will see a few familiar faces returning and some brand new restaurants announced in the coming weeks. One returning chef is Chris Wood, Hawthorns Executive Chef who says he was more than happy to get on board:
“Last year was brilliant, it was definitely one of the strangest more unique places I’ve cooked and it was really enjoyable. It was a no-brainer to return. It’s not every day you get asked to ply your trade 100ft in the air.”
A 60 day pre-sale for Newcastle in the Sky 2017 is to go on sale at www.eventsinthesky.co.uk from November 24th. Corporate tables and private bookings are also available from November 24th until February 1st 2017.
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