Floating off-Strip dining room to debut this summer

This is an artist’s rendering of Dinner in the Sky Las Vegas Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Dinner in the Sky Groundbreaking

From left, Janeen Hinden, Michael Hinden Jr., Janeen Hinden, Hugh Sinnock and Kelley Jones pose for photographers during the groundbreaking for Dinner in the Sky Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Construction of a dining room that will be hoisted 180 feet in the air began today with officials plunging spoon-shaped shovels in a mound of mulch.

“Today we officially break ground,” said Kelley Jones, a partner in the "Dinner in the Sky Las Vegas" project. “To symbolize this, we literally have some spoons. I don’t know of anything better.”

Dinner in the Sky suspends thrill-seeking foodies almost 200 feet off the ground as they eat a gourmet three-course meal surrounded by panoramic views of the Strip.

The project is expected to open this summer on a plot of land near West Tropicana and Polaris avenues. Dinners will start at $290 a person.

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