This is not the first time a ski-gondola has moonlighted as a restaurant or homestay. Last year, the Vanoise Express cable car connecting Les Arcs and La Plagne in France was transformed into an amazing gourmet restaurant for a night where Michelin-starred chef Stephane Froidevaux, created world-class cuisine for 36 holidaymakers for a 90 minute-long dining experience. Aptly named the Sky Diner, the pop-up restaurant saw guests board each of the two double-decker cable cars, one on the Les Arcs side and the other on the La Plagne side, before being suspended between the Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne lift stations.
Also, in March last year, the Saulire cable car in Courchevel, France, was turned into a trendy one-bedroom apartment for a night. Four people had the chance to stay at the temporary homestay at 2,740m.
Fast forward to present, a fleet of ski gondolas in Roc d’Orsay in Villars is set to turn into a fondue restaurant, for one night on February 25, 2017, to celebrate the Swiss resort’s 150th anniversary. Aptly called the ‘Fondue in the Sky’, the restaurant will provide views of the 4,809-metre Mont Blanc. The 45 minute dining experience will offer fondue, dessert and white wine to its 360 guests.
According to the Telegraph, people would be able to feast on things dipped in liquid cheese. Each gondola would hold six diners, and the usual traveling speed will be slowed to allow for a leisurely dinner; 60 cabins will be transformed into 60 private dining rooms for the evening.
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