The bad news is we’re not in Egypt roaming the local food markets.
The good news is that we have the next best thing.
Aladin Barakat, acclaimed chef and restaurateur by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, has brought Egypt to us. His stylish restaurant sports a personalised brand of the countrys finest cuisine.
The starters range from traditional lentil soup with Aladin’s special twist. Oooo intriguing! Or for something less surprising try his famous prawns in a delicately-flavoured crispy coating.
The main dishes include his signature dish of lamb that has been marinated and then slow-cooked to such a tender state that it almost dissolves on your tongue. Almost.
We’ve never had rice in clay pots but we’d be willing to give it a try as a side at Aladino’s. Can we have the sautee romaneschi broccoli with garlic oil and red chilli as well, please?
Dessert consists of the tremendous Om Ali, which is a mango based dessert inside a white chocolate shell. This lays on a pistachio soft biscuit base with a raspberry coulis.
We can just about see the pyramids!
To view the menu click here.