The sky's no longer the limit.

Today, people want to have phenomenal culinary experiences and this just might be the pinnacle. Two Massachusetts companies are working together to take dining above and beyond the monotonous and traditional fair by hosting – uh, rather, hoisting – 22 guests 180 feet above the ground.

Dinner in the Sky has been fascinating gourmands since 2006, offering pleasure-loving food and drink while taking in the most incredible outdoor panorama. Forbes Magazine calls Dinner in the Sky one of the world's 10 most unusual, imaginative and three-dimensional restaurants.

Perfect Parties Entertainment Group from Peabody has been putting on aeronautical dinner parties for over a decade, but never in Massachusetts. They're looking to collaborate with Dine Cloud Nine, hoping to convince public officials and various venues, like Gillette Stadium or Fenway Park, to offer a one-of-a-kind experience in a totally safe way.

In fact, exclusivity and absolute safety are what has made Dinner in the Sky, a multi-awarded, unforgettable culinary experience in over 65 countries. Elevated by a giant crane, a wide-ranging table is bordered by 22 plush, amusement park ride-like seats, with servers standing in a space in front of the customer.

Since this is the epitome of blue-sky nonconformity, why not go beyond dinner or a cocktail party to perhaps a marriage in the sky? There are no fixed menus, so it depends on the catering company, your taste, and budget, and every seat has a magnificent view.

I think this is an eye-catching, atypical adventure that would be a terrific attraction. Actually, I'd love to see Dinner in the Sky come to the SouthCoast. I'd pitch it as the most high-end escapade in the world! Just remember to use the bathroom beforehand.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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