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Eat in an Extreme Location

Ever eaten ice cream out of bowls made of ice -- at a restaurant made of ice? Here's a sampling of food prepared at the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden.

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Adventure isn't only found in what you eat or how you eat, but also where you eat. With restaurants located in caves, mines, high atop buildings, and under the sea, you wouldn't believe the places you can go to enjoy a meal.

If you're looking for extreme locations, a good place to start might be the world's highest restaurant from ground level: At.mosphere in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From its perch on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, you can enjoy fine dining options like a chopped quail egg with truffle caviar finger sandwich, mini chicken-and mushroom quiche, and scones with strawberry jam and lemon curd. The restaurant is also great place to relax and enjoy the view of the city -- as long as you're OK with the 1,450-foot (442-meter) drop just beyond the edge of your table [source: At.mosphere].

If you're looking for something a little closer to the ground, perhaps even underground, visit the Miner's Tavern in Wieliczka, Poland. The restaurant is located 410 feet (125 meters) deep in a historic salt mine that has operated continuously since the Middle Ages and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And yes, the restaurant offers sandwiches, pasta and other dishes seasoned with the mine's very own salt [source: Wieliczka Mine].

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