It was our last dinner together after a couple of weeks exploring Egypt and my longtime friends and I wanted to celebrate with a fine dining experience. Fortunately we were staying at one of Cairo’s most luxurious hotels, the Grand Nile Tower. The hotel is located in the heart of Cairo and it over looks the Nile River. Inside the Grand Nile Tower we found delicious places to eat including the Revolving Restaurant, which is where we had our last dinner together.
On the 41st floor of Grand Nile Tower is the magnificent Revolving Restaurant. The highest rotating restaurant in the Middle East, it has unprecedented views of Cairo and is 30 meters in diameter and rotates 360 degrees in 105 minutes, bringing the Pyramids, the River Nile and the entire city of Cairo all into view. The Revolving Restaurant offers French cuisine, all specially prepared in the show kitchen.– Grand Nile Tower Website
We dined here for dinner and although it was dark outside, it was still an exciting experience. With every turn, literally, we could see miles and miles of Cairo’s lights and boats along on the Nile River. At one point, I had put my phone on the ledge of the window and my humorous server said that I should grab it because I would not see it for another hour and forty-five minutes!
PLEASE NOTE: The Grand Nile Tower is popular with the Islamic tourists, so there is no alcohol served at this hotel.
For dinner, I decided to go all out and order the Five Course Tasting Menu. I like to go all out especially while traveling because Lord knows that I do not eat like this on a daily basis! The International – French style cuisine was exceptional. Every course served was beautifully presented and flavorsome. I am glad that I went all out so I could taste many of the dishes that this popular Cairo restaurant served. Bon Appetit!
—— On the Table ——
Loaves of Crusty Bread
European Style Crusty Bread to Share
Warm Chicken Salad
Quinoa Seeds – Greens – Semi Dried Tomato – Grain Seed Mustard Dressing
Blue Crab and Seafood Bisque
Chia Seed Pastry Stick
Mediterranean Sea Bass
Braised Endive – Gremolata – Basil Cream
Land and Sea
Grilled Beef Tenderloin – King Prawn – Selected Seasonal Vegetables – Balsamic Sauce
Warm Chocolate Fondant
Coffee Sauce – Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
I enjoyed all the dishes but I was very fond of the last three. I am a fan of sea bass and more than likely order it, if I see it on the menu. Their version was very tasty, the skin was crisp and the fillet very fresh. The Land and Sea was just as enjoyable as I always love a good surf and turf. The tenderloin medallions were prepared medium rare and it was served with a flavorsome au jus. Additionally, the king prawns were very delicious. They reminded me of our first meal in Giza when we ate fresh seafood with the views of the Pyramids. Then of course, the little chocolate dessert was divine! It was very rich and I love it when I have a warm chocolate cake that is served with ice cream.
This was quite a meal. It was an exceptional meal! If you are in Cairo and looking for a memorable dinner then I highly recommend the Revolving Restaurant on the 41st floor of the Grand Nile Tower.
For hotel and restaurant information, please visit Grand Nile Tower
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