The Perfect Culinary Score



Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - 05:09 GMT


Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - 05:09 GMT

Photo courtesy  Le Méridien Cairo Airport Hotel

Photo courtesy Le Méridien Cairo Airport Hotel

Set in a casual and cozy setting, the Live Sports Bar at Le Méridien Cairo Airport Hotel is a homey departure from the formality of hotels in the capital. Their new menu strikes a balance between quality restaurant dishes, and indulgent bar snacks.

While the room is decorated with sports flags, and TV screens that are always showing the latest games in different sports, there is also a pool table where you can have your own friendly match. The outdoor terrace, which has its own large screen is set beside the pool, making you wish that you could change your plans to take a dip in the pool, and escape all of the week’s stress.

Photo credit Mohsen Othman

The menu is full of delicious varieties, with sandwiches that include beef steak, chicken quesadilla and the creative turkey. When it comes to the appetizers (bar snacks) there is no shortage of options from the fresh barbeque French fries, to the English staple fish and chips, crunchy shrimp, and of course onion rings. With main course options that include grilled salmon and lamb chops, those 90 minutes of a football match won’t be long enough for you to get through your meal.

We started our meal with a fresh and healthy cobb salad that was filled with fresh greens, baby tomatoes, corn, a hard-boiled egg and avocado. It’s a new staple item that is best enjoyed on sunny afternoons on the terrace. The new menu offers a chicken fajita dish that arrived at to our table in a sizzling platter, accompanied by the fresh fajita bread, sour cream and tomato sauce. The chicken was flavorful and the melted cheese topping was the icing on the cake.

Known for its great sandwiches, the pastrami sandwich is especially high in demand, and it is a glorious, messy sandwich that will soften your hunger. It’s filled with fried chicken breast, pastrami and is topped off with cheese and served with French fries. We also tried their signature burger, it is stuffed with mushrooms and topped off with cheese, making it the perfect burger to eat and watch the game with your friends.

The shrimp burrito was the highlight of it all for us; after all, isn’t not every day that you try one. The dish was exploding with flavor, and is served with melted cheese on the outside; and it’s definitely worth the trip to the airport.

IMG_3787 Photo credit Mohsen Othman

Of course, between dishes we had to nibble on the new fried chicken wings, dipped in barbecue sauce and full of flavor; and quite literally finger-licking good. What arrived at our table was beyond the perfect chicken, stuffed with caramelized onions and coated in barbecue sauce.

The drinks menu is packed with classics such as the White Russian, Le Méridien’s own unique cocktails, hard liquor, what seems like every country’s own signature drink, such as Australia’s Jacob’s Creek and Lebanon’s Château Ksara.

The clientele mix is friendly hotel guests and groups of friends who have come to enjoy the good food and have a good time. Other than the live sports blared on the screens, there is also a resident DJ and live music throughout the week.

Tel: +2 (02) 2265-9600, extension: 8508

IMG_3820 Photo credit Mohsen Othman



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