Monday, January 18, 2010

Morocco Series: Fes 3, A delicious lunch in a gorgeous restaurant

My desire to travel to Morocco started with a meal I had in a Moroccan restaurant shortly after moving to NYC. I can't remember what it was, just that it was mind-blowingly delicious. Well, now I can proudly say I've satisfied a life-goal by eating a delicious meal of mixed appetizers - lentils, butter beans, zucchini, etc., - vegetable couscous tagine, and a traditional Moroccan pastry with tea. mmmm....

Also, as you'll notice below, the restaurant itself is gorgeous! It's called Restaurant Asmae***

*please be patient during photo upload - I've specially uploaded higher-res images so you guys get extra detail! :)

The restaurant was unmarked and on a residential street. We would've never found it, except for this was where our guide ended our tour. We were a little suspicious naturally, as guides get commissions for bringing customers in, but the meal ended up being one of the best we had and was very reasonably priced. Especially considering how full we were!

The starters I enjoyed more than the main course and it was definitely enough for lunch for the two of us. To name a bit of what you see- fried eggplant, lentils, zucchini, carrots, green beans, tomato salad, etc. True haute gastronomie!

Below you'll find some gorgeous shots of the interior

Looking up from our table

A detail of the wood ceiling panels

*All photos taken by my boyfriend, Chris

** I am by no means an expert and after 7 days of running around Morocco please feel free to correct me if any information I give in the Morocco Series is incorrect!

***4, Derb Jeniara Fes Medina 3000 Maroc


jamaica byles said...

I am very jealous.....I have always wanted to go to Morocco. Lovely photos...I will be following with interest (and envy!).
ps what is the name of the restaurant you ate at in NYC.I live in Greenwich Ct. and would love to check it out.

Amina said...

Wonderful!! This riad in Fes is fantastic... I like your blog, sure when you reading for the post of Morocco!!
I invite you to visit my blog


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