Sunday, March 25, 2007

Baghdad Country Club

Baghdad Country Club
In the world of chaos which is Baghdad there is an oasis of calm. If James Bond were to walk off the pages of a book; if Hemingway was again reporting on the world's troubles they could probably both be found relaxing over a drink at the Baghdad Country Club. So if you happen to be in Central Baghdad and know a person, who knows the whereabouts of the BCC, you too could be sitting in the cool shade with a vodka martini, mojito or your own personal favorite.

The Restaurant is arguably the finest in Baghdad and one has the choice of dining al fresco in the secured gardens or in the main restaurant adorned with mahogany walls and a clean and simple d├ęcor. The menu is a fusion of European and Arabic cuisine and the extensive wine list boasts such classics as vintage Margaux and Chablis through to Australian Shiraz, Chilean Cabernet and Californian Zinfandel. All of which can naturally be enjoyed with a choice of Cuban cigars from our walk in humidor.

So if you ever find yourself in Baghdad and need to escape the hustle, come and rub shoulders with some of the more interesting and intriguing individuals that the world has to offer.

"No weapons are allowed in club. The management is happy to secure any firearms, grenades, flash bangs or knives in the club armory."

Reminds me of Rick's Cafe Americain in Casablanca. "Mohammed, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."



(h/t: RYP)

2 comments:

gogle said...

The Baghdad Country Club is nothing but a shabby sleazy place for mercinaries and red necks. None of the contractors or civilians with real jobs hang out there as there are far better hangouts. The service is attrocious as is the food. They are always out of everything and the menu never includes the dishes on their website. Instead of napkins they use paper towels. One of the American patrons is also under investigation for embezzeling 30K and more which he sole by awarding a contract to his father that should have gone to Iraqis. It is a place that is considered off limits to civilized people for obvious reasons.

gogle said...

Correction: The Baghdad Country Club is nothing but a shabby sleazy place for mercinaries and red necks. None of the contractors or civilians with real jobs hang out there as there are far better hangouts. The service is attrocious as is the food. They are always out of everything and the menu never includes the dishes on their website. Instead of napkins they use paper towels. One of the American owners is also under investigation for embezzeling 30K and more which he sole by awarding a contract to his father that should have gone to Iraqis. It is a place that is considered off limits to civilized people for obvious reasons.