UPDATED: The Scoop on Cairo Bites


cblogoComing up on Apr. 26 is an event the capital’s growing foodie scene is already drooling over – Cairo Bites, billed as the country’s first food festival.

Brought to you by the young guns at Sirkil, Cairo Bites is not your packaged food fest found in any major city. Cairo Bites is uniquely Egyptian, to be held against the drama and splendor of none other than Baron Palace.

Expect stand-up comedians graciously poking fun at you for binge eating – while you binge eat, surprising cooking competitions that don’t involve housewives making fattah and a round-the-world culinary tour of high-quality vendors.

For a regular ticket, priced at 95 LE, you’ll get unlimited samples and a voucher worth 50 LE for a meal. Exclusive tickets, for 225 LE, will get you coveted seats on the terrace, where you’ll be served your samples and have a prime view of the stage, and a voucher worth 125 LE for a meal.

Check out the full program below:

11:00 Opening: Marching Band

12:00 Beat Boxing: Mohamed El Beih

1:00 Father & Son Competition: Emad Elkhoshd and Chef Amany Refaat

What can be more interesting than seeing a father “bey5aret molo5eya” with his son and doing the “tasha”. Sofra’s Emad Elkhosht and Amany Refaat will moderate this competition.

2:00 The Sand-witch Competition: Maggie Habeeb

Expect delicious samples for everyone to try!

2:45 The Taste Bud Challenge: Amira Shanb

Mothers need a challenge up to their experience level. It would be lame to get them on stage to do what they are best at! So their task? Identify the ingredients in layered, extremely hard to guess food bites. Sofra’s Amira Shanb and a catering business owner will moderate the competition.

3:15 So You Think You Can BBQ: Wessam Masoud

This one’s for those guys out there who brag about how they grill like champions! Be up to the challenge, get yourself a guy assistant and come on stage to do the job. Sofra’s Wessam Massoud, a restaurant owner and a former surgeon, will moderate the competition.

4:30 Kids Can Cook Competition: Sally Nashaat

Cooking is an art, and food styling and decorating is a fine art. Kids will be on stage unleashing their inner artist through a cupcake decorating competition! Sofra’s Sally Fouad and a Nutrition Teacher will moderate.

5:15 Naglaa’s Bites Competition: Naglaa Elshershaby

Expect delicious samples for everyone to try!

6:00 Couples in Trouble Competition: Chef Sherbeeny

This a real challenge for newlyweds and lovebirds, where Chef Sherbeeny will moderate a deadly competition around who can manage to roll the largest amount of ma7shy in a set period of time. Couples, if you can’t survive the stress, you must start questioning the relationship!

7:00 Musical Performance: Nesma Herky Band

8:00 Stand Up Comedy

A two-hour session of six stand-up comedies talking about Egyptian eating habits and everything revolving around food, featuring Amir Ezzat, Alaa Elsheikh, Mina Nader, El No Talents, Waleed Aboul Maged, Mohamed Morgan and Mostafa Elsaed.

11:00 Closing


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