Speakeasy, the new elegant restaurant de jour in Cairo, is set to refine the city's dining experience come Friday when it flings open its doors in Korba, Heliopolis.
Heliopolis residents, all you guys living in Katameya and Tagamoa - basically everybody on that side of town - this is your time. This is your moment. All those long miserable hours you wasted on the 6th October Bridge just to get the fancy treatment you deserve will soon be a distant memory with the opening of Speakeasy, a hot new restaurant and bar on your block, and its exceptional Mediterranean cuisine.
Set to open next Friday 13th of January in Korba, Speakeasy promises nothing short of a truly novel experience. Not only do they have an actual cigar lounge, so you can basically pretend you're a politician in the 20s discussing world domination and whatnot while sipping on whiskey, but we've got the inside scoop on what their menu will feature and it's definitely set to up the culinary game in Egypt. The swanky spot will be serving some incredibly unique and unorthodox dishes - think vodka-infused salmon, cognac seafood casserole, and orange sautéed duck.
"There isn't a dish at Speakeasy that you could order anywhere else in the world," explains Maged Sami, the founder of the brand new venue. "Our entire menu consists of original dishes, which were entirely conceptualized by our award-winning chef, and are a mix of international cuisine blended with Egypt's finest produce. Egyptians expect higher standards when it comes to their cuisine now, and we made sure to raise the bar even further."
To house these epic delicacies Speakeasy selected a stunning historical Korba villa, originally built in the 1920s, and converted it into a spot that would make Winston Churchill positively swoon. All high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, and bold columns, the interiors have been transformed into a feat of Architectural-Digest-worthy art. "The concept behind Speakeasy has been fully developed years ago, but we held off from actualising it until we found a proper venue that could accommodate our vision. We found this historical 1920s building, and we put a lot of investment in preserving the authentic feel to it while also adding a touch of modernity. The interiors were designed by a renowned Italian designer."
Between the gorgeous space, the food which we will gladly allow to destroy all our ridiculous notions of a diet, and the fact that they have a cigar lounge, this is pretty much set to be the new It spot in the city. Plus, we can totally wear suspenders. Finally.
You can check out their Facebook page here or follow them on Instagram @speakeasycairo.
For reservations call 01211711046 or 01211711062.