Spaceship Neptune Capsule© Space VIP

The World’s Most Expensive Meal Is Going To Be Served In Space

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Foodies, you might want to be seated for this one. There’s a chance you can enjoy a meal prepared by a Michelin-starred chef that’s out of this world. Literally.

Copenhagen-based restaurant Alchemist’s Chef Rasmus Munk is collaborating with Space VIP and Space Perspective to serve a luxurious multi-course menu in a space balloon.

Space Perspective’s Spaceship Neptune capsule, the world’s first carbon-neutral space capsule, will take six lucky (and incredibly wealthy) diners on a six-hour journey that will let them enjoy a meal unlike any other.

If you happen to have $495k (INR 4 crores approx) to spare, you can enjoy a meal onboard the space capsule while enjoying the sunrise from 100,000 feet above sea level in bespoke outfits made by luxury French skiwear brand Ogier.

The company assures that the capsule has Wi-Fi because is it even an experience worth experiencing if it’s not documented on social media.

The capsule will also have a fully stocked bar and will offer a Champagne toast as it reaches the “edge of space”.

According to the chef, all dishes will be “scientifically and philosophically” inspired by the history of space travel”.

“In this experience, I want to highlight food as a common thread in our human existence, and it will be truly meaningful to serve it while gazing down at the Earth’s curvature,” said Chef Munk in an interview with Decanter.

As it turns out, the extravagant experience that comes with an eye-wateringly high price tag is for a good cause after all. The proceeds from the Spaceship Neptune trip will be donated to a New York City-based organisation that promotes gender equality in science and technology.

Earlier in 2023, a similar space dining venture was announced by French travel company Zephalto. However, that one was almost two times less expensive than this luxury food experience.

As the chef aptly puts in his Instagram caption about the experience, “This is gonna be insane”. Sounds about right.