Accompanied by our friendly, foodie and fully licenced guide, you will eat where locals eat. You will learn about Morocco’s rich culture through its food. You will sample an array of dishes and delicacies through which you will discover all the ingredients of the MSFE recipe, from the fresh, the delicious and the succulent to the unforgettable, the unimaginable and sometimes the bizarre.
We will meet at 6 pm at Hotel Restaurant Café de France at the main square, Jma Fnaa, where I will welcome you and we will all have some mint tea together. The guide will introduce himself and give you an overview of what to expect during the next three and a half hours. The tour is limited to a maximum of 8 guests in order to ensure a personalised experience for everyone. Then, we are on our way into the maze of the Medina to begin the tour and the tastings.
a minimum of 8 one of a kind tastings and stops, some seated and others standing, which will include –
The ‘ classic’ moroccan dish, Tangia, a centuries old staple of Moroccan life cooked in an earthenware pot deep in the furnace of the hammam.
3 truly ‘exotic’ meat stops to experience how Marrakchi people eat on the fly, grabbing a snack, incredibly fresh fast food as you have never imagined nor seen before. See how nothing, literally nothing, goes to waste!
a visit to the underworld of the Medina, the Farnatchi, the traditional underground wood fired oven transporting steam and hot water to the hammam, the culinary engine room of the Medina. The hammam, as well as the local mosque, are the two most significant places in each neighborhood. Not only are one’s ablutions performed at the hammam, but the hammam also serves as the communal oven to where families early in the morning bring food in earthenware pots, and patisseries and bread on trays, to marinade, to cook and to bake in the underground oven for collection in the evening. This is a custom unchanged for centuries.
‘ The ‘ french ‘ stop – taste these beautiful fresh crepes but crepes with a twist. An example of how the fusion of moroccan and french culture has created its own take on a french favourite.
A second ‘ french ‘ stop, a shellfish delicacy which has interestingly endured as a part of Marrakech’s street food culture. Either eaten traditionally or in a soup, the choice is yours!
The ‘ pièce de résistance ‘, couscous, the world famous dish, slow cooked to perfection, eaten communally and in our carefully selected restaurant, a very small family affair hidden away deep in the Medina.
Something fresh and something sweet – try an exotic fruit such as cactus fruit, carefully and expertly peeled by the seller, and then a ‘sfinj’ stop, a traditional donut sprinkled with sugar or soaked in honey. Watch them being made and eat them fresh from the pan.
And finally, if you still have room, a traditional ‘smoothie’ made from ginger and herbs to aid digestion!
Explore the captivating medina and Djemma el Fna with its snake charmers and acrobats.