If there’s one thing in Marrakech we not only did a lot of, but also enjoyed tremendously, it was eating and drinking! Every meal seemed as colourful and tasty as the next and, wow, what a discovery Moroccan white turned out to be! We even did a cooking class, hopefully enabling us to later reproduce some of those wonderful dishes in our own kitchen. And when I one day do, I promise to tell you how it went and possibly share the recipes with you as well :)
I love the title of this blog post (pat on shoulder) and, I promise, if you stick to my Marrakech ‘food map’, both your tastebuds and your tummies will be both excited and very, very satisfied!
Kick off your day with a lovely cup of coffee or traditional Moroccan tea on Kashba Cafe’s awesome rooftop. They have food too (vegetarian and vegan included) and more importantly, for the blog speices anyway, they’ve got free WIFI! ;) So sip your cup, enjoy the view and/or (depending on your multitasking skills) update your Facebook status so your friends back home know what a fantastic time you’re having ;)
After shopping, sightseeing or whatever else you’ve enjoyed in Marrakech, have lunch at Dar Moha. Looks like nada from the outside, stunning on the inside! Lush, green plants, a nice pool, stunning colours everywhere, great service and, first and foremost, great food (the wine wasn’t too shabby either – ask for a bottle of Cuvée du Président white).
An alternative would be to make your own lunch and if you have the chance I really urge you to do a cooking class at Riad Chorfa. We did and it was great! Making food in a stunning courtyard like theirs was an experience and the food turned out pretty good too! And on the subject of riads, if, or should I say when, you decide to book a trip to Marrakech, here’s a friendly trip: Make sure you stay in a rihad (a traditional Moroccan house) and not in one of those big, soulless hotels you find in the outskirts of town.
To finish off an already flavoursome day, there’s only one thing to do: Have dinner at Bô-Zin! Hip and trendy, cool and calm. Cheek and cool, sophisticated and (somehow) soothing. This is the spot where to eat and drink until you can eat or drink no more.
Because, I swear, from the starter(s) and the main(s), to the dessert(s) and the drink(s), it was one gastronomic explosion after another! My mouth was exhausted by the end of it all, but still I wanted more. And when the fooding is over, there’s plenty of space, both outside and in, where to lounge the night away, sip your wine and watch trendy Moroccans pass by…
I’ve got five words for you: You. Have. To. Go. There.
Hungry yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Get on a plane to Morocco already!