Our favourite pop-up guru’s have returned, like bears, squirrels and three-quarter-length trousers (thank goodness), the Mile High Dining team have been in hibernation over the winter. With memories of Göteborg, Beirut, Sicily and Mozambique fading into one big Negroni-infused blur, the world’s most irreverent airline has rounded up the cabin crew from dimly-lit hotel bars around the globe and rescued the captain from an expensive rehab clinic in Arizona to bring you its most exciting adventure yet – Destination: Andalucia.
Destination: Andalucia will fresh-press the brashest, liveliest and most delicious elements of Spain’s most iconic province into a monotony-crushing elixir of sabor, pasión y espíritu. Diners can look forward to some familiar tropes (the bestubbled, chain-smoking Guardia Civil at passport control, the odd jamón ibérico hanging from the ceiling…) but bullfighting and boleros this ain’t.
Mile High is inspired by the golden age of air travel, when legroom meant doing the twist and turbulence was a by-product of the bar steward’s cocktail shaker. On arrival, air hostesses in gorgeous Pan Am-inspired attire welcome guests to the retro departure lounge, home of Mile High’s Airborne DJ Division. There diners can enjoy ‘check in’ cocktails and gourmet bar snacks served with pencil moustaches and a smile before embarking on Mile High’s chosen foodie destination. Access to the departure lounge bar will be available from 6.30pm, with boarding for dinner called at 7.30pm sharp. A touch or two of the unexpected await after dinner.
Mile High: Andalucía is sponsored by the Spanish Tourist Office and the region of Andalucía. The birthplace of tapas, Andalucía is at the heart of Spain’s gastronomic culture offering a feast for food lovers. @Spain_inUK and @ViveAndalucia or visit www.spain.info / www.andalucia.org/en.
Destination: Andalucia opens its doors between 30th July – 9th August 2014.
1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ