29 May Inside Morocco
Inside Morocco is an exotic and dazzling cafe serving up a variety of Moroccan, French and Mediterranean dishes.
The venue is styled with an abundance of Moroccan furniture, homewares and accessories and is completely mesmerising.
Beautiful stained glass lamps hang from the ceiling while the walls are decorated with a mixture of bright rich tapestries and gorgeous mosaic decorative plates.
Colourful patterned cushions are piled along the sofas for extra luxury and comfort.
The cafe doubles as a homewares store stocking a variety of handmade traditional Moroccan and contemporary Mediterranean pieces available for purchase.
Dips platter of pumpkin and walnut and shakshouka served with pita chips and vegetable sticks. The pumpkin was thick, creamy and nutty with a subtle sweetness while the shakshouka had rich concentrated flavours of tomato and capsicum and a mild spice to it.
Lamb tagine with prunes. The lamb was extremely tender and just melted in the mouth. The many spices built up a lovely depth of flavour that brought out the best in the lamb while the prunes provided a sweetness that was unique.
Chicken tagine with preserved lemon. The chicken was incredibly moist and succulent. The spices were aromatic and alluring while the preserved lemons added an exquisite tangy complexity to the dish.
Couscous. The couscous was light and fluffy with the cinnamon adding a lovely special touch.
Mixed salad with spinach, tomato, beans, cucumber, feta and balsamic.
Turkish bread was perfect for mopping up the last of the flavourful sauces.
Dessert plate consisting of berry cheesecake, pear and raspberry syrup cake and orange and almond gluten free cake. The cheesecake was smooth, light and deliciously creamy with a moist and buttery base and a hint of ginger. The other 2 cakes were incredibly moist with a medium density and bold fruit notes.
Moroccan mint tea. The ceremonial pouring and repouring from silver tea pots was a spectacle itself. The tea being poured from such a distance into small tea glasses with such accuracy was amazing to watch. A mixture of dried tea leaves and fresh mint leaves made a crisp, refreshing and fragrant blend.
Inside Morocco is enchanting and their Moroccan menu was phenomenal. The food was rich, full of flavour and so satisfying that I could not stop raving about my wonderful dining experience. It was like being whisked away to an exotic location and is an absolute must visit for those who want a truly magical experience.