To celebrate the mass exodus of the shoobie hoards and the end of a successful summer, I booked a date for Justin and I on the last weekend available for Breakfast in the Sky. Morey’s Piers in Wildwood started this unique dining experience this year offering a gourmet, freshly prepared breakfast on the largest ferris wheel on the East Coast. I am not a morning person, but this seemed like an adventure worth waking up early for.
A friendly staff dressed in collared shirts greeted us, sat us in our gondola and offered hot coffee or tea in brightly colored mugs while we waited to depart. I sipped my tea as the staff laid out a white linen tablecloth in our car and dressed the table with china, a basket filled with croissants and an ice bucket with a carafe of orange juice. We provided our breakfast choices during the reservation process so as soon as our breakfast was laid on the table, we took off into the sky.
It was an overcast morning, which provided welcome relief from the parade of heat waves that comprised the summer. I ordered the steak and egg scramble, which mixed tender chunks of steak with fluffy scrambled eggs, feta cheese and Chef Wally’s signature Cuban spice. The steak was juicy and the Cuban spice lifted the dish to new level of savory and interesting.
If you’re going to have breakfast while suspended in the sky overlooking the ocean, seafood is a must. Justin ordered an omelet stuffed with shrimp, American cheese and the most delicious lobster I’ve ever tasted. Rich, cheesy, and decadent, I think it was the first time he had to fight me for a few bites. I admittedly put ketchup on everything, especially breakfast and especially eggs, but the ketchup bottle sat unopened for our entire meal.
I also admittedly believe that dessert should come after every meal. Therefore, a Belgian waffle covered in fresh Jersey blueberries needed to happen. We were pretty full, but enjoyed picking apart our waffle and munching on plump blueberries.
The view was spectacular and I loved the romance of dining in solitude and silence with only the wind intruding on our conversation. Every few minutes the wheel rotated our position so the views kept changing. We had plenty of time to eat without being left in the air waiting to disembark. Everything was well thought out and prepared before we left the ground. I can’t wait to do this again next year.
Breakfast in the Sky is scheduled to run Fridays through Mondays in July and August.
Alison Heller is the Jersey Bites Cape May County Regional Editor. She also writes for Examiner.com and TrendHunter.com. She grew up on the beach in Wildwood Crest and currently works in advertising. After earning her Master of Fine Arts in English and Creative Writing in New York City (a place that was essentially Food Rehab), she stopped putting ketchup on everything and started experimenting with flavors. She loves sushi and cupcakes, sushi that looks like cupcakes, but never cupcakes that look like sushi. www.superalzy.com