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Old Jul 1, 17, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by sydakllon View Post
Any recommendations for nice dinners in Marrakech? We have three nights mid-September at La Sultana.
Are the Moroccan restaurants at Aman/Royal Mansour/La Mamounia any good?
I would dine at

Nama at Amanjena
La Grande Table Franšaise/Marocaine at Royal Mansour
Ling Ling at MO

All excellent... try to have lunch at Le Jardin at the Royal Mansour -- stunning! And don't forget Quattro at Four Seasons.

Regarding La Mamounia... frightful. We tried their Italian restaurant and it was a nightmare. It took them 45 minutes to bring the first course and over 30 minutes for the second course. Needless to say we skipped dessert and drove back to FS for dessert. Al Fresco dining is nice, especially as Moroccan summer evenings are quite mild and not as hot, but you sit outside on awful garden chairs and hear music from two sources simultaneously. Service is old school, almost cold. I asked for extra black truffle shavings on a dish, which was met with a blank "no". They wouldn't do it -- would have been a nice extra charge for them, but alas. The entire hotel was refashioned in 2009 and the interior designer managed to turn it into a resort that Sol Kerzner dreams about at night... just as I was saying it feels like a casino resort, we stepped outside and saw: their casino. I won't go back. Don't know what people like about it, aside from the garden?

In other news: At MO, Ling Ling just re-opened after a short break for various reasons (ahem) -- Mes'Lalla however is now closed and no longer a restaurant at MO, since Meryem is no longer a chef at MO...
The restaurant will be re-thought and opens sometime in fall with a new menu, new concept and new chef. A bit sad, since I loved her cuisine.
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