MILE HIGH – WE DID IT, WILL YOU?

We had an absolutely amusing, enjoyable and entertaining experience when we went ‘Mile High’ last week. We loved the cheeky humour, the unique location and the scrumptious menu from Chef Oliver Templeton. This certainly was the best onboard catering we have ever received. First class the whole way! Don’t miss your chance to dine – Mile High.

THE STAGE IS SET FOR A VERY GLAMOUROUS EVENING (IMAGE CREDIT @ CHLOE CREWE-READ)

THE STAGE IS SET FOR A VERY GLAMOROUS EVENING (IMAGE CREDIT @ CHLOE CREWE-READ)

Mile High is a travelling pop up supper club, offering an innovative and sensory rich series of ‘quick city breaks’ combining a menu inspired by the destination, top cocktails, music and theatre; the experience will be ‘taking off’ four times throughout 2013, passengers can book to ‘visit’ Göteborg, Beirut, Sicily and even Mozambique.

The Mile High experience is clearly inspired by the golden age of 1950s air travel, with a pinch of tongue-in cheek thrown in for good measure.  We loved the fact that the air hosts/waiting staff seemed to take great joy in getting into character with some excellent accents slipping out, causing some sporadic giggles. From start to finish there was attention to detail; the departure lounge -home of Mile High’s airborne DJ Division, the bar where diners enjoyed ‘check in’ Campari cocktails and bar snacks, before embarking on Mile High’s foodie destination: Gothenburg, Sweden.

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK IN

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK IN

READY FOR TAKE OFF!

READY FOR TAKE OFF!

FIRENDLY CABIN CREW ASSISTING WITH SEATING...(IMAGE CREDIT @CHLOE CREWE-READ)

FRIENDLY CABIN CREW ASSISTING WITH SEATING…(IMAGE CREDIT @CHLOE CREWE-READ)

There were many authentic smiles throughout the evening and especially during dinner; as we looked down the long banquette style tables and rows of chairs, it was clear the diners (or passengers as we were referred to) were pretty much all joyously tucking into the 4 course menu, revelling in the entertaining service from the staff. I actually got my main course served by the Captain; apparently the plane was on auto pilot!

EMERGENCY EXITS TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT... (IMAGE CREDIT @CHLOE CREWE-READ)

EMERGENCY EXITS TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT… (IMAGE CREDIT @CHLOE CREWE-READ)

We ate:  Pan-fried Scallops with Puréed Potato, Charred Spring Onions and Crispy Garlic, followed by Crayfish, Brown Shrimp, Smoked Bacon, Soured Cream, Dark Rye and Tarragon, then Chargrilled Elk with Golden Beetroot, Mushrooms, Dill and Cucumber Salad and rounded off with Lingonberry Ice Cream with Carrot Cake Crumble and Liquorice Meringue (a vegetarian menu was/ is available on request).

BEAUTIFULLY COOKED SCALLOP TO START THE IN-FLIGHT MENU

BEAUTIFULLY COOKED SCALLOP TO START THE IN-FLIGHT MENU

CRAYFISH AND BROWN SHRIMP - SHARING STYLE

CRAYFISH AND BROWN SHRIMP – SHARING STYLE

CHARGRILLED ELK WITH A LOVELY FRESH SALAD OF DILL & CUCUMBER

CHARGRILLED ELK WITH A LOVELY FRESH SALAD OF DILL & CUCUMBER

SAVE ROOM FOR CARROT CRUMBLE

SAVE ROOM FOR CARROT CRUMBLE

BEST DESSERT AT A POP UP SO FAR THIS YEAR...BY A MILE HIGH!

BEST DESSERT AT A POP UP SO FAR THIS YEAR…BY A MILE (HIGH)!

This was a stylish and amusing evening from start to finish, inclusive of the selected set styling, the cocktail offerings and even the Captain’s bar side drunken musings.  The experience and flair of the team creating this event was apparent. Our only peeve was that the main course of Elk was pretty much room temperature (cold). We are well- aware of the challenges to get a large amount of plates out at the same time but I am sure the Elk would have tasted better – hot. However the dessert more than made up for it; the Carrot Cake Crumble with Lingonberry Ice Cream and Liquorice Meringue – sits undoubtedly on the top of my pud list this year! A winning combination of textures and flavours, it was very almost a plate licker.  In fact dessert was so distracting we didn’t even know we had landed….

LOTS OF VERY AMSUED AND SATISFIELD FACES

LOTS OF VERY AMUSED & SATISFIED FACES (IMAGE CREDIT @ CHLOE CREWE-READ)

Mile High will host four destinations throughout the year, which so far include: Beirut in May, Sicily in June and Mozambique in September, see below for full dates and more details.

Destination Göteborg
20th-23rd March

Destination Beirut
1st-4th May and 8th-11th May

Destination Sicily
12th-15th June and 19th-22nd June

Destination Mozambique
18th-21st September and 25th-28th September

Ticket Prices
£65 – for a Mile High return ticket. Ticket price includes 2 delicious cocktails, a four-course meal prepared by ex- Moro chef Oliver Templeton and his team, access to the elegant departure lounge and in flight entertainment from the Mile High crew.

£15 – for a departure lounge ticket. Ticket includes a unique Mile High cocktail and entry to the exclusive Mile High departure lounge.

So book your ticket and enjoy the ride with Mile High via the Delicious London website. For large group bookings or to book this concept for an exclusive private event please contact us for more information.

Mile High is brought to London by four cousins from the creative Templeton family: Anna, Ollie, Will and Ed who share a wealth of experience from the event, theatre, culinary, cocktail, music and advertising worlds – it certainly shows in the quality of the event that they executed. We can’t wait for the other destinations. We think we might be par- taking in a few Mile High experiences!

Booking:  Check out our POP OUT page on the Delicious London website for tickets for these delectable experiential events and more. We list our favourite edible oriented events on our page; from supper clubs, pop ups, events, workshops etc and we also create one – off bespoke events for our clients. Do contact us for more information lauren@deliciouslondon.co.uk

Or for more information visit Mile High’s website www.dinemilehigh.com

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