A guardian of Armenian culinary heritage, Mayrig restaurant has been serving authentic Armenian cuisine in the heart of Beirut’s Gemmayze neighborhood for the best part of 19 years. Led by founder Aline Kamakian, the brand just launched its first branch in Egypt.
Mayrig, meaning “mother” in Armenian, is a tribute to all Armenian mothers. The restaurant offers a wide array of cold and hot mezze, fresh salads and dishes that are rich in Silk Road spices and Mediterranean flavors.
In an exclusive statement for Hospitality News ME, Aline Kamakian, owner and CEO of Fig Holding, said: “Since 2003, I have adopted my father’s dream to spread Armenian culinary heritage and introduce the world to this vast cuisine. After Riyadh, Yerevan and the Maldives, Mayrig has landed in Cairo at the Crowne Plaza Arkan. I can’t wait to introduce the Armenian art of food, with its contrasts, to the great Egyptian people. Egypt has provided a home to Armenians and the Armenian diaspora. We will be offering the usual Mayrig menu on a rooftop open space, where people can enjoy the outdoors while enjoying their favorite meals.”
Mayrig, Lebanon’s first Armenian restaurant, is set to become a popular spot in Egypt, offering a home-coming feeling and a magical place where one can revive old memories and share, in good company, a magnificent array of homemade delicacies that are a treat for all the senses.