Having to exercise some serious self-control over our starters, we moved on to our mains. An impressive, shiny gold, portable barbeque was placed on our table and continued to grill the outside of our chicken kebabs. As unique and exciting as this was, we should have been a little more cautious not to leave them on for too long as one of the kebabs turned out to be more char-grilled than golden. Despite our momentary lapse of common sense, the shish tawouk was relishable, succulent and seasoned brilliantly. As for the lamb, a colossal amount of meat was served, on the bone, dominating the bowl of rice underneath it. The meat was juicy and tender without a hint of dryness, although we still felt there was a stingy serving of the scrumptious tomato sauce on the fluffy white rice.
For dessert, we ordered a traditional Om Aly (25LE), which was incredibly appeasing. As soon as it arrived, we knew from the pretty, golden brown top, it was going to be good. The small ramekin dish was lined with bread, filled with sweet milk and pieces of pistachio, making for a perfect end to an excellent meal.
Our compliments go out to the chef at El Kebabgy
and we would recommend Le Deck for just about any finer occasion – unless, of course, anyone in the party gets sea sick, it would then be advisable to eat the same remarkable food, inside the hotel.