A luxurious, romantic three course meal at Amanjena, Marrakech with Berber traditions
Arriving to Amanjena is the start of a wonderful journey you are about to embark on.
The Moroccan restaurant is situated inside the luxurious five star hotel Amanjena and is open to guests and non guests.
We arrived just as the sun set just outside the red City and wished we had arrived that little earlier, to see the beautiful architecture in daylight. Never the less we took the opportunity to stroll through the traditional earth stone open arches, out to the gardens, before settling down for dinner.
Surrounded by palm trees and 12th century Meara gardens, we took it all in and made our way to dinner.
Amanjena is placed perfectly just out side of the City. We managed to get a taxi from the city and back for 200DH (we haggled for the price).
The five star hotel and restaurant is decorated in traditional Moroccan elements and truly takes your breath away.
The restaurant is set beneath a central window giving you views of the stars above. Surround by a hard marble surface mixed with the soft elements of trees. The mix of textures compliment each other.
Three musicians sat playing traditional Moroccan music throughout our dining experience. The ceilings were so high the sounds echo through wonderfully.
We sat in our own booth, and the experience felt very intimate despite there being other diners in the room.
Pigeon pastille with an almond paste and cinnamon
To start Adam had Pigeon which had a lovely sweet taste to it and fruity, far from what I imagined it to taste like.
Selection of “Briouat” with mesclun and Argan oil dressing
These were a selection of small crispy surprise parcels. You have no idea what is in each one until you bite into it. The favourite was the Moroccan spiced minced beef
Royal Couscous with kefta, sausage, chicken, vegetables and caramelised onions
The Royal Couscous was a fine selection of meats and vegetables topped with sweet fruit topping and a veg jus
Oven roasted with Moroccan Lamb mechoui with asparagus
I personally am not the best at trying new things and I like to stick to what I know. If you are like me the Lamb would be the perfect choice, lovely and tender
What I wore to Amanjena
What to wear to Amanjena
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