Signatures Dishes & Dishes Sampled
The Brazilian BBQ night is a signature feature of the contemporary menu at Aqua e Luce. The signature cuts of meat cooked to perfection make the experience unique.
The timeless issue of quality versus quantity is not a problem on Thursday evenings. The amount of high-quality food in abundance is unlike anything else available in Cairo right now. We started with a trip to the buffet, which was overwhelming due to the amount of fantastic and diverse options. We started with salads including Salmon Salad, Brazilian Beef Salad, Chinese Salad, and Mexican Salad. Each receives a five out of five rating but honorable mention goes to the Salmon Salad; fresh pieces of salmon atop glass noodles and fresh vegetables married together with a hint of citrus.
Not pacing ourselves at all we decided to next try a variety of sushi because it looked too good to pass up and what a treat to have sushi as part of a salad buffet! More than five types of sushi rolls later including nigiri and uramaki we figured it was necessary to leave room for the pièce de résistance, the churrasco style meat. The brilliant chef Eduardo Bronte and his team carved us piece after piece of the juiciest most delicious BBQ meat. From veal tenderloin to short ribs to grilled salmon, there is a piece of meat or 100 for every hungry diner. It is not an exaggeration to say there is simply too much food to eat in one sitting, and that this was some of the best BBQ we have ever had. To end a perfect evening, we dove into the dessert bar and with so many choices, but alas, the double chocolate fondue won our hearts.
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The buffet for the Brazilian night is so extensive you will have to make multiple trips to try and enjoy everything. The endless fruits, vegetables, cheeses, nuts, salads, sushi, and dips are mouthwatering
Being inside an international hotel, the restaurant serves a wide variety of hard and soft drinks.
The décor is modern with a fantastic tropical backdrop. The ambiance is romantic and sophisticated.
Clientele mix: The clientele at Aqua e Luce is international, foreigners visiting Cairo as well as locals are gathered to share a delicious traditional Brazilian meal together.
Price range: The price for the buffet is high, but considering it is an endless evening of starters, salads, churrasco-style meat, and delicious desserts it is well worth the price.
Hot Tip: There are many people in and out of the hotel and because of this the restaurants in the Fairmont Towers tend to be quite busy. On Wednesday evenings fresh fish is brought in from Alexandria and Thursday’s churrascaria makes Aqua e Luce a very busy place. Call ahead to reserve a table so you don’t miss out on these special events.
Address: Heliopolis Towers Hotel Orouba Street, Heliopolis
Hours: Thursdays Brazilian buffet 7 pm-11 pm.
Tel: 02 2696 0000