Sometimes, all you really need in life is a shisha and some Syrian barbecue.
To say that Cairo is a cultural and culinary melting pot is about as much of an understatement as saying the sun is hot. We’ve had Asian-German fusion, North American-infused traditional dishes, traditional African cuisine and even Korean barbecue. But no matter how diverse it might get, going back to basics and hugging our Arabian roots will never be outdone, especially when it comes to food. The Nile Ritz-Carlton knows how deep this sentiment goes, and with the revamp of Bab El-Sharq, their little slice of the Levant, we couldn’t feel any warmer (or fuller).
With the masterful chef Nassib at the helm of Bab El Sharq’s kitchen, patrons can expect to waltz into a parade of Oriental flavours. Whether you’re looking for hearty grilled kastaleta lamb chops, traditional Egyptian stuffed pigeons or freshly caught sea bass fillets, Bab El Sharq’s wood-fired oven and charcoal grills never cease to deliver (and amaze).
Ambiance, unbeknownst to many, can make or break even the most enthralling of experiences. With this in mind, Bab El Sharq engrosses patrons in a revitalised contemporary yet traditional setting, hidden between the Ritz’s lush gardens, with a sweeping view of both the Egyptian Museum and the picturesque Garden City. Aside from the aesthetic aspect, Bab El Sharq’s entertainment roster is packed with a variety of authentic Middle-Eastern performances by both Egyptian and Gulf artists, and it goes without saying that a belly dance number is par for the course.
So if you feel like revisiting one of the most authentic and flavourful Arabian experiences Cairo has to offer, stop by the Nile Ritz-Carlton’s Bab El Sharq any day of the week between 4 PM and 2 AM.
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