Fairmont in food focus
The Fairmont Nile City has been delighting visitors with the recent unveiling of a stylish new concept at its signature restaurant which includes an Asian fusion theme and a new lounge area, in addition to the opening of the brand new O Bar, bringing a new wave of glitz and glamour to this classy establishment.
New dining hub at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge
Fairmont Nile City’s signature restaurant has revamped its concept, extending the French Vietnamese to a full-fledged Asian fusion theme as well as launching a new plush lounge area and a dedicated sushi bar.
The Saigon Restaurant concept offers a range of popular Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean, and Malaysian dishes such as curry laksa, nasi goreng, pad thai, pepper crab, chili crab, and glass noodle salads. The new concept also introduces a new sharing concept, adding more value.
Mai Phuong Nguyen, Asian chef de cuisine, brings her expertise and style of cooking to Cairo. Chef Mai first learned the secrets of Asian dishes from her mother’s kitchen. Her professional career spans Europe, Hanoi and Bangkok, where she worked at the Sofitel Metropole and Sofitel Grand Plaza.
The outlet’s contemporary design is decorated tastefully with distinct Asian touches, clean minimalist interior and walls covered in mother of pearl for an elegant dining experience. The wide floor-to-ceiling windows show off the dramatic Nile view.
On the other side of the outlet is a new private lounge area with spectacular views, which sells select items from all outlets from Middle Eastern to America. Additional features include a bar seating area. Cocktails are made with fresh juices, fruits and herbs.
For sushi lovers, a dedicated sushi bar was created as part of the Saigon complex offering fresh Japanese delicacies. All ingredients are locally sourced in accordance with Fairmont’s Green Partnership Programme.
O Bar makes glittering debut
Fairmont Nile City has opened its long awaited O Bar in a wave of glitz and glamour that is typical of Cairo’s premier hotel. This latest addition is set to infuse energy, style and first-class entertainment into the city’s bar scene.
Already tipped to be one of the liveliest destinations for a perfect night out in Cairo, the O Bar is taking up residence in the easy and secluded depths of the Fairmont Nile City where it’s expected to become a regular hang out for Cairo’s ever energetic glitterati.
Complimenting the sleek and vibrant décor is an extensive food menu composed by Chef Cory LeDrew. He was flown into Cairo from Toronto bringing his extensive global experience to put together a menu based on all-time favourite dishes. The international menu caters for all tastes with the likes of English fish and chips, Antipasto platter, whipped feta dip, cheese cake lollipops and much more.
In addition to the food selection, guests can choose from 16 pages of cocktails. For over 100 years, bartenders in many of the Fairmont’s bars and lounges have helped invent, design, refine and serve drinks that can only be described as classic
O Bar’s promise for an energetic and funky musical repertoire had party-goers on their feet all night at the recent opening ceremony with music playing out loud by DJ Amr Hosny. As with those nights, top-notch entertainment beckons, with news of big name entertainment making surprise guest appearances at the O Bar throughout 2012.