We went to Le Marrakech, a Moroccan restaurant, two years ago and were still talking about it, wanting to go back to eat some of their couscous or tagines. And we did come back this time, with my Dad, brother Hervé, sister in law Rosa and nephew Valentin.
This place is spectacular, not only because of the Moroccan cuisine, but also because of the fabulous decor that transports you to Morocco as soon as you enter the restaurant.
I went to Morocco 15 years ago, in a trip through the desert, with stops in Marrakech, with its crowded soukh, and Ouarzazatte, sleeping and eating under a tent, in the middle of the dunes. There, I discovered the Moroccan mint tea that is more flavorful than the packets you can buy in stores, and deliciously sweet, perfect to help with digestion. We in fact started and finished our meal with it.
If you are not into tea, they also have some local wine bottles.
I got to try some appetizers that were delicious, such as the brick kefta, a phyllo like sheet rolled like a cigar, filled with ground meat:
Or the salad mechouiah, made with red peppers and tomatoes.
For the entrées, we picked the tagine kefta et oeuf, a tagine made with beef meatballs, cooked in a tomato sauce, with an egg in the middle.
As well as the couscous merguez, composed of semolina and vegetables (mainly carrots, with few chickpeas unfortunately):
And merguez, that are lamb sausages.
With it, you can add golden raisins or Harissa.
Both dishes were delicious and very flavorful. Very different, I cannot even pick one or the other.
To finish our meal, we decided to try an assortment of oriental pastries.
Ariba (made with almonds):
Makroudh (made with semolina and stuffed with dates):
Loukhoum (with a coconut layer that Jodi loved):
This was a nice way to end a wonderful evening. Le Marrakech is definitely a place to know if you are in Grenoble and want to experience Moroccan cuisine.
13 Avenue Général Champon
38000 Grenoble, France
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