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Top 10 World’s iconic Sky-High Restaurants…!!!

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As the Quote says “SKY IS THE LIMIT” but still everyone have a dream of throwing a party at the top of the limits and feel the intensity of horizon.

Which is why it makes sense to combine a cloud-level gawp at a sprawling cityscape with dinner.

From blossom Moroccan roof terraces to whirling Chinese skyscrapers, we’ve rounded up the venues with their eye-catching interiors and delicious menus which attracts people to it.

Check out the list of the top most restaurants through out the globe which will blow your mind :-

1. Duck and Waffle, London

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London’s highest restaurant is also one of its best.
Open 24 hours a day and located 230 meters above street level, Duck and Waffle has an all-day menu of sharing plates.
Chef Dan Doherty’s imaginative dishes include ox-cheek donuts with apricot jam is one of the speciality of this beauty.
Window tables on the west or southern sides have the best city views.
Haute cuisine: The namesake “duck and waffle” — crispy confit duck leg, duck egg, a fluffy waffle and lots of maple syrup. It’s even dairy- and gluten-free .

2. The Ides at The Wythe, New York City

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The Ides in Brooklyn has the awesome view of any New York bar and restaurant.
This Williamsburg rooftop at The Wythe Hotel looks across the East River to Manhattan, giving guests a head-to-toe panorama of the whole island while they sip crisp martinis and share small plates.
Haute cuisine: Cocktails change with the seasons. Top of the list for summer is the Frozen Paloma, made with tequila, grapefruit, agave and lime.

3.Sky on 57, Singapore

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There’s no missing Marina Bay Sands: Three towers joined by a single rooftop of bars, restaurants and a giant infinity pool.
Visitors and locals book Sky at 57 well ahead for Justin Quen’s Asian fusion menu — lobster noodles and foie gras bao, for example — and entire view across the Pacific to Malaysia.
Haute cuisine: Quen’s signature miso black cod is baked until flaky and tender, and served with lime and ginger butter with fluffy sauce.

4.Aroma, Rome

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What’s better than a bird’s-eye view of the Colosseum?
A bird’s eye view with a plateful of spaghetti of course.
That’s where Aroma, an acclaimed restaurant on top of the Palazzo Manfredi, comes in.
Aroma has huge picture windows and a garden terrace overlooking both the Colosseum and Emperor Nero’s Gardens.
Haute cuisine: The veal fillet — it’s served with fresh herbs plucked from Aroma’s terrace

5. Le Jules Verne,paris

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The Eiffel Tower offers several dining options, of which the highest is Le Jules Verne.
Of course it’s touristy, but with a menu overseen by Alain Ducasse, the tasting menu is as impressive as the location.
Diners can gaze through Gustave Eiffel’s wrought-iron web across the Seine and towards Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur church.
Haute cuisine: The five-course “experience menu” includes seared langoustines and roasted pigeon.

6. Terraco Italia, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Brazil is mainly famous for their mind blowing dj nights and car racings,but this restro is the luv of the citizens and they show their keen interest in it.
This classic Italian restaurant lays on the romance (candlelight, a grand piano) with its views.
Terraco Italia is on the 42nd floor of Edificio Italia, Sao Paulo’s answer to the Flatiron Building and one of Brazil’s tallest structures.
There’s an outdoor terrace for 360-degree views of the Sao Paulo sprawl.
Haute cuisine: The raviolini is freshly made, stuffed with rich veal-rib ragu and served with its juices.

7. 360 Istanbul, Istanbul

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Built on top of a 19th-century apartment building, 360 Istanbul is a modernist glass construction with unobstructed Istanbul views.
The outdoor terrace is particularly popular at twilight, when locals and visitors sip Turkish wines, order gourmet kebabs and watch the lights come on across the Bosphorus.
Haute cuisine: Octopus shish with a sumac glaze and quinoa and avocado salad, accompanied by a glass of Turkish Chardonnay.

8. Kozue tokyo

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Movie buffs might know the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s bar from “Lost in Translation.”
Its fine-dining Japanese restaurant Kozue shares those famous views — to Mount Fuji by day, and the hazy blue cityscape by night.
Signature dishes include a wagyu beef tenderloin.
There’s also an extensive sake list.
Haute cuisine: Kozue’s gourmet takes on home-style hotpots are well worth a detour from the sushi and sashimi lists.
The cockle hotpot with yams and pork is one of the vital dishes here.

9. El Techo, San Francisco

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Ice-cold margaritas, house-made chorizo skewers hot from the grill, Latin-American street food: El Techo would warrant a visit if it was a basement dive.
In fact, its rooftop eyrie above steak restaurant Lolinda is high enough to experience the beauty of all the way to San Francisco Bay.
Haute cuisine: El Techo’s margaritas made with pueblo Viejo tequila, fresh lime and triple-sec are a locals’ favorite (especially at happy hour).

10.Dos Cielos, Barcelona

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Rooftop restaurants can sometimes coast on mediocre food.
Not so Dos Cielos, which has a Michelin star for Javier and Sergio Torres’ innovative cuisine.
Dos Cielos is on the 24th floor of the Melia Barcelona Sky hotel, with an outdoor terrace and views of the Mediterranean, city and mountains.
Haute cuisine: The menu degustation. The Torres’ brothers menus evolve according to what’s in season, so the tasting menu is the best way of getting a feel for their modern Catalan cooking.

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Truckers ‘postpone’ strike following request from centre

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Kolkata/New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Truckers on Friday “temporarily postponed” their ongoing indefinite nationwide strike following a request from the Central government as Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was out of station.

The strike, that began from June 18, had been called from June 18 against the high diesel prices, high toll rates and a sharp hike of third party insurance premium, and had entered the fifth day on Friday.

In a media release, All India Confederation of Goods Vehicle Owners’ Association — which had called the strike — said the decision was taken following a telephone call from the Centre, which asked the strikers to come for discussion after June 27.

“We have received telephone call from (the) Central ministry, that since the Minister is not in station till June 27, (they have requested us) to call off the strike and come for discussion after June 27,” said AICOGOA General Secretary Rajendra Singh and President B. Channa Reddy.

“In view of this and in public interest, we have (decided to) postpone the truckers’ strike,” they said.

The AICOGOA said the call for talks was received from Gadkari’s office.

“We received call from Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s office and they have called us to talk… We have temporarily called off the strike because it was affecting truckers and people both,” another AICOGOA General Secretary Kausar Hussain told IANS.

Over 50 lakh vehicles remained off the road during the strike.

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AI’s 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated

We ran a disinvestment process, where we made it very clear what type of bids we were interested in receiving… We asked certain type of bidders with certain bidding criteria to participate.

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New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government has said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of the national carrier Air India has ended, as “no interest” was shown by bidders, however, it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated.

“We ran a disinvestment process, where we made it very clear what type of bids we were interested in receiving… We asked certain type of bidders with certain bidding criteria to participate,” said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.

“No body expressed any interest during that process. So just by that set of those circumstances it is clear that that process right now is over… We have to move forward and we have to consider other alternatives, now as market conditions as industry circumstances change, we will evaluate all those alternatives but that particular specific process for the moment has come to an end, if need be, we can restart that or any other process depending upon the appropriate market circumstances.”

However, the government clearly stated that it is still committed to the idea of Air India’s strategic divestment.

Sinha added: “The government is committed to strategic disinvestment, what the modalities are and the circumstances are, we will have to monitor and evaluate as we go along.”

According to the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu a few days back the Empowered Group of Ministers set up to look at the — Air India Specific Alternate Mechanism — reviewed the situation.

The minister, who holds the charge of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said: “… Because there was no interest we have decided to review the situation soon. In the meantime to ensure that Air India runs properly a plan is being prepared by the Air India management to ensure that AI continues continues operate efficiently.

On May 31, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that “no response” was received even during the extended submission deadline for the ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) bids under Air India’s divestment process.

“As informed by the Transaction Adviser, no response has been received for the Expression of Interest floated for the strategic disinvestment of Air India,” the ministry had said in a tweet.

“Further course of action will be decided appropriately.”

The government on May 1 had released a detailed document on clarifications sought by interested bidders regarding the divestment process.

The clarification document outlined that net current liabilities as Rs 88.16 billion (Rs 8,816 crore) and “these will remain with AI and AIXL (Air India Express) as these have been incurred in the course of business.”

“After deducting Rs 88,160 mn from Rs 333,920 mn, the remaining figure of INR 245,760 mn is the debt and liability quantum that will remain with AI and AIXL.”

As per the old timelines, the submission deadline for the EOI bids was earlier extended to May 31 and consequently, the date for the “intimation to the Qualified Interested Bidders” — QIB — which was supposed to have been the next stage was slated for June 15.

It was expected that by August-end, the government will be able to determine the highest bidder.

On March 28, the government had issued a Preliminary Information Memorandum (PIM) inviting ‘EOI’ for the strategic divestment of AI, along with the airline’s shares in AIXL and AISATS (Air India SATS Airport Services) from private entities including the airline’s employees.

The Central government owns 100 per cent equity of Air India. In turn, the airline holds full stake in Air India Express, while it holds 50 per cent stake in the joint venture AISATS.

Accordingly, it has been planned to divest 76 per cent government stake in AI, 100 per cent in AIXL and 50 per cent in AISATS.

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Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission

Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, has set off on a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use.

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New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, has set off on a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use.

“I have always been environmentally conscious about issues such as climate change and wildlife, and I used to practice this concept of outdoor ethics called ‘Leave No Trace’ in the Himalayas where you pick up your own waste and dispose it off properly.

“I am also a motorcycle enthusiast who has toured quite extensively across India. So this presented a unique opportunity to merge my two passions: Motorcycling and addressing the menace of plastic pollution in Southeast Asia and India. Hence this trip from New Delhi, covering more than 10,000 km, travelling to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal to raise awareness on plastic pollution,” Chakrovorthy told IANS in an interview just before he set off.

How exactly will it work on the ground?

During the journey, through tie-ups with NGOs and schools in the five countries, he has planned beach and city clean-up initiatives and will conduct short sessions/presentations with them on the global scenario in plastic pollution and what India is doing to fight it.

“Through these workshops, I will share knowledge about India’s waste management system, and also learn from them their solutions to the plastic pollution problem. Some of these countries have taken affirmative action on plastic and I want to understand more of what and how they’re doing it. The focus of my work will be on reducing, reusing and recycling waste as much as possible. Through this trip, I plan to document plastic consumption in these countries and their waste management processes,” Chakrovorthy explained.

The planning, he said, had been quite a nightmare. For instance, he figured it would cost Rs 70,000 one way through Myanmar and at least Rs 80,000 one way through Thailand.

“At this stage, a friend told me about (crowdoutsourcing platform) Milaap. This presented some hope because I couldn’t bear the cost on my own. So I got down to work and prepared my statement of purpose over one week for the trip to be advertised on Milaap.

“The fundraiser is still live on the platform and I am hoping to raise some money through it. My target is Rs 3 lakh and till now I have reached just Rs 40,000 but I am hopeful my story will resonate with people and some funding comes through Milaap. I believe the momentum against plastic pollution is strong and through this trip I will highlight all the challenges that come with waste management in Southeast Asia and India,” Chakrovorthy explained.

What about the back-up for the journey?

“I am positive that Plan A will work out, because there’s still some time to raise funds (through the platform). I am also in talks with a few potential sponsors who might come on board to help me out with resources. However, the Plan B is to simply skip Nepal and put my bike on train from Imphal (on the return leg) to New Delhi in case I fall short of money. Other than this, I don’t see any other issue,” Chakrovorthy responded.

What of the future?

“In the near future, I will be organising few more clean-ups in association with embassies and institutions such as Delhi Civil Defence and Delhi Police focusing on communities and societies by asking them to moderate their consumption so that less waste ends up in our ever-increasing landfills,” Chakrovorthy concluded.

(Vishnu Makhijani can be contacted at [email protected] )

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