Have you ever dreamed of eating your breakfast in the sky? To indulge in waffles high above the Wildwood coast? Now you can! Each Saturday, Sunday and Monday in August, join Morey’s at Mariner’s Pier for a one-of-a-kind breakfast experience with breathtaking views and delicious food, complete with white linens, flowers and china.
On August 3rd, my guest and I had the opportunity to experience Breakfast in the Sky; it was an exceptionally delicious and memorable meal that I highly recommend. As we entered our gondola, we were greeted by the friendly and attentive Morey’s staff that set up our table for the experience. Each party’s table is supplied with all of the amenities one would expect at a fine dining restaurant including your choice of juice, water, coffee or tea, sugar, salt and pepper, ketchup and mustard, flowers, bread and much more. Whatever you need, they will supply. We were then given our choice of entrée and the ride began.
As we ascended to the top of the 156 foot Ferris Wheel, we were able to sample a few entrees created by Executive Chef, Wally Jurusz who boasts many years of training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY as well as many restaurant around the area.
Our sampling included the Spinach and Fontina Quiche (my favorite), Jersey Tomato BLT with Fried Egg (my guest’s favorite), Shrimp and Lobster omelet, Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs and Belgium Waffles with fresh fruit, which happens to be the most popular of all choices. Other options include Granola with Fruit and Toast, Steak and Egg Scramble and a Cheese Omelet. All entrees, with the exception of the waffle, are served with potatoes and fruit and all eggs can be substituted for egg whites.
When making your reservation, you are given the food options to choose in advance, allowing the kitchen staff optimum time to make your dish just right. If you have any dietary restrictions, they may accommodate you so long as you tell them when making your reservation.
During the trip, the wheel stopped three times permitting us to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Wildwoods – once at the top, once on the right side and once on the left side. Each view offered a slightly different angle but resulted in the same effect, new views of the pier and waterpark as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
The trip lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes which provided plenty of time to eat my meal, enjoy the company of my guest and admire the views. For those that may realize a new fear of heights or any other emergency during the trip, a phone number is provided at the beginning of the meal to call if any situation may arise so you may get down as quickly as possible.
Although I experienced the magic of Breakfast in the Sky with one other person, you may enjoy your meal in parties of two, three or four and no rider is allowed to dine alone. Additionally, guests must be at least 60” tall and any guest under the age of ten or less than 60” tall must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany no more than two children and this experience is not recommended for children under ten years of age.
This unique breakfast experience was one of the last famous ideas of Morey’s Piers’ late founder, Will Morey, Sr. Years later, to sentimentally honor their father’s last whimsical wish, the second-generation Morey Brothers, set the dream in motion—literally, in 2011.
If you are interested in having this once-in-a-lifetime experience, call (609) 846-1624, advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. Breakfast in the Sky is every Saturday through Monday from now until August 24th. Breakfast in the Sky will be canceled if a weather concern arises; make sure to call ahead if in doubt. For more information, please visit http://www.moreyspiers.com/eat/breakfast-in-the-sky.
By: Traci Hofer