So the other day, got an SMS saying come to Alchemy to try out the new menu tasting. In my head i assumed it was a Media Dinner, If you work in the media world, you would know that media dinners are the most boring things ever, where you just want to jab the fork in the person hosting it.
I usually hate media dinners, because i hate media people in Egypt, I dont like in the first place CG being classified as media, but oh well… I go to those dinners, then sit on the table with the “cool cats” of Mo4 & Cair360… and look at every other media person a … well just fishie is known to have its glances.
But when i entered Alchmey, this was NOT a tired media dinner. In fact my invitation was NOT based on me being media in the first place!! YIIPPPIEEEEE!!!!! Oh now i was mind fucked. The invitation was based on inviting Alchmey’s regulars, Alchemy’s friends, people who enjoy the actual food. I was for once treated like a human being, not a media outlet!
So yea as you can understand this was not a boring affair, where I had in my head that i am going at 8 and leaving at 9:30 top… I found myself leaving at Midnight… time just passed by… also probably because I was so hungry and food kept coming out of the kitchen none stop… and it was like i am on a sushi train except it was bite train … and i was reaching out for the next appetizer to come out of the kitchen… especially that rissotto fried balls.
But what really caught my attention in their menu, is the fusion. In egypt you have eateries popping left and right, bars coming out faster than a rabbit can hump.
But rarely you find a venue that comes up as a fine dinning destination intertwined with a golden atmopshere with a license to serve, what is even more rare is to find that same venue having a menu that includes food that you never heard of, food such as …
GREEN BANANA CHICKEN, WITH CARAMEL GLAZED CRISPY SKIN
CHICKEN CRACKERS WITH PUMPKIN AND GOAT CHEESE PUREE
MARINATED SHRIMPS WITH GUACAMOLE DIP
AUSTRALIAN BEEF FILLET WITH COFFEE SAUCE
Just the thought of mixing all those together makes my taste buds dance.. especially for me who is constantly on a diet, the shrimps with Guacamole sounds healthy as fuck.
to be honest I was depressed a few days ago, because i couldnt find decent food in Egypt, like really depressed, especially the ability that i couldnt find like good green rocket. its hard. but really yesterday ability to find good healthy food, that looks fresh just cheered me up