Thursday, April 17, 2008

Moghul Room meal

It was Felicity's birthday on Tuesday and so I skipped my men's group meeting and took her out for a meal at the Mena House Oberoi Hotel. It sits right next to the pyramids and is an amazing place steeped in history. Famous royal personalities and notable politicians who stayed there include Sir Winston Churchill, General Montgomery, President Roosevelt, the Agha Khan and his Begum, King Mohammed, King Umberto, King Gustav, Presidents Nixon and Carter, General Moshe Dayan, Dr. Henry Kissinger and King Juan Carlos.

It was originally a royal lodge used by Khedive Ismail, the King of Egypt, as a house for himself and his guests while on hunting trips in the desert or during visits to the Pyramids of Giza. The state rooms have been turned into magnificent resaurants, andwhile the Moghul Room is one of the smaller ones, it is still very special.

They serve fantastic Indian food in a great setting, and Felicity and I had the most wonderful evening sitting right next to the the musicians (Tabla, Harmonium and Sitar) noodling away. We ordered a selection of dishes and ended up taking half of it home later. Truly outstanding!

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