Oh, look. The one day a year where everyone is pressured into doing something nice for their mother (besides on her birthday, which you probably have forgotten) is tomorrow. And there you are, scrambling to get your wife/mother/grandma a ‘meaningful’ gift, or reserve a spot somewhere nice that isn’t already fully booked.
Don’t worry, we’ve got your procrastinating ass covered.
Here’s the best of what Cairo’s got going for the occasion:
Hotel Special Offers
This Tuesday, mothers eat free at The Steinberger hotel in Tahrir. Enjoy a special menu with live entertainment by the pool, where mothers not only dine on the house, but also receive a gift voucher from the hotel! All for 390LE [excluding taxes/service charge]. For reservations, call +20 02 25750777.
If you’re looking to give her a sensual spa day, send her to the Kempinski Nile Hotel for a soothing 90-minute aromatherapy massage and mini facial! #Bliss. For reservations, call +20 2 2798 0000.
The restaurants of the Nile Ritz-Carlton are also paying tribute to those who gave birth to us all; Bab El Sharq have prepared two special Arabian menus for the occasion (375LE++ or 495LE++), while Italian restaurant Vivo offers lavish three and five-course menus (400LE++ and 650LE++) set to a live violin performance by Samira Riachy. Meanwhile, mothers dine free at Culina when you book a table for four! (375LE++ per person). For reservations, call +20 02 25778899.
The chefs at the Fairmont Nile City are also cooking up a little something special at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge. Treat her to a night to remember for 380LE [excluding taxes/service charge]. For reservations, call +20 2 2461 9494.
For something a tad more affordable, head over to the Ramses Hilton, where diners can enjoy either vegetarian (270LE) and non-vegetarian (350LE) set menus of authentic Indian cuisine at Maharaja, or Breezes’ oriental set menu (280LE)– mothers eat free at both when a table for three or more is booked! For reservations, call +20 10 2221 8977.
Too full to go home? Book a double room for the price of a single, or a triple for the price of a double room, with rates as low at 495LE per night– not to mention the inclusive breakfast and stunning Nile view! For more information and reservations call +20 02 2394 7070 or book this offer directly here: http://bit.ly/CAIRHMOM17
The ultimate Mothers’ Day experience, however, has got to be at the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski, where she gets a professional mani-pedi, facial and full-body massage, as well as a decadent lunch and access to the indoor pools; all for 3,300LE. They’ve also got a lovely mother-daughter package, which includes a 60-minute body scrub & wrap, as well as day-use of the hotel’s amenities, for 2,200LE. For reservations, call +20 02 23899000.
Mothers can enjoy a complimentary breakfast this Tuesday (till 1pm) at New Cairo’s Eatery, where other lovely surprises await!
Come lunchtime, think of how many times your mother packed you a school lunch, and do her a solid by taking her to Eish & Malh’s Mother’s Day Brunch from 8am-3pm. The whole family can enjoy everything from strawberry pancakes with a cappuccino, to a succulent beef fillet over fresh pasta; free chocolate-covered strawberries for the ladies! Head over from 6pm-9pm for a decadent a la carte dinner set to live music. For reservations, please call +20 1098744014 .
The sushi-loving superwoman in your life gets 20% off the whole table’s order of sushi and/or French cuisine at Crevette this Tuesday. For reservations, call +20 1060066684.
Your Mothers’ Day dilemma, sorted. Next time don’t forget!
By Salma Thanatos Rizk