I was so excited to meet and get to know Dbites, Foodie Ling and The Smiling Foodie better because I’ve followed them for years (hopefully not in a creepy stalker way). They are all like their blogs – warm, friendly and down to earth :D Judgement free zone comes with eating with food bloggers. They will wait for everyone to finish taking photos before eating and you can talk about topics that will bore the everyday person.
Dinner was at the Moroccan restaurant Marrakech with the mezza platter as our entrée. Get in my belly skewed chicken fillet and lamb back strap, yes you too you slab of marinated beef mince. Highlight for me was the lamb skewer that was grilled to a crispy, charcoal outing and a beautiful medium rare middle. SO GOOD!
Mezza Platter ($35)
My first time eating tagine and I didn’t know what it was. So for those newbs like me out there tagines are a slow cooked stew with a sweet and savoury flavours. The chicken tagine had a spiced infused broth that gave a flavoursome, juicy chicken with a slight kick of chilli. Tasty steamed vegetables made me feel a wee bit healthier :)
Djajj Berber tagine – Chicken cooked with Ras El Hanout and vegetables ($30.50)
Sadly I found the lamb tagine to be bland with no flavours. The lamb was incredibly tender but I couldn’t taste much.
Lamb afrah tagine – Lamb cooked until tender with cinnamon, honey, prunes, roasted almonds and sesame seeds ($31.90)
It took 2 hours for our mains to arrive. Although service was nice but most of the night there was no sign of them and I felt we were forgotten. Food started with an amazing mezza platter but ended with a chicken and lamb tagine fizzle. It seems to be an off night for them which was a bit sad as this is one of Sam’s favourite restaurant. May the tagine gods be with you if you try Marrakech – hopefully you don’t stumble upon an off night like us :)