With such a fresh, chic and welcoming décor and ambiance, you would hardly need to find an excuse to pop into Alle Botti. After a peek at the menu you will have every reason to stay.
Type of cuisine: Contemporary Mediterranean
Signature items: Makanik Eesh-ElBolbol, Baba Au Rhum
What you Will Find
An eclectic take on Mediterranean dishes created by Chef Charbel Abi Rached, each honoring traditional ingredients and presenting them with artistry. The visual appeal of each dish promises, and delivers a mélange of flavors, perfectly balanced and prepared with respect.
Our taste buds woke up at the very thought of Muhammara Mignon Tartlets. Who could resist the combination of muhamarra with beef fillet, zaatar and raspberry coulis? Or Chicken Liver Tartine on charred flatbread with a dash of tomeya, alumette fries and pomegranate molasses? Bring it on!
We would have to resist the temptation to overdo on Baby Potato Skin Bites, set off with shrimp, octopus, salade russe and siracha, just to save space for a bowl of Shrimp Bisque and Dukkah Crusted Chicken Salad. The combo of chicken with green apple, caramelized almonds and spiced Greek yogurt has already won us over.
Vegetarians should be as happy as the rest of us with Roquefort Quinoa with Caramelized Pears, and fish lovers could try the yummy-sounding Salmon Steak with beetroot tagliatelle and cauliflower puree.
Dessert options look so good we would probably go overboard with Apple Kunafa with Cardamom Date Cream and vanilla crumbles, and Raspberry Chocolate Soufflé as well. And maybe a few Mini éclairs to nibble with coffee?
We would shortlist Lamb Shank Fatah for another visit, and definitely add Makanik Eesh-ElBolbol and Baba Au Rhum, which must be signature dishes for a good reason, right?
Beverages: A full bar, with some interesting soft options as well.
Opening hours: 12 pm to 12 am, and 1 am on weekends.
Worth knowing: Breakfast will be available soon from 10 am on weekends!
Address: 147 El Merghany St. Heliopolis
Tel: 0122 377 0040