Monday, November 01, 2010

Restaurant review: Fez Cafe

The Fez Cafe at Le Jardin des Biehn in the medina is now open for fine dining. The View from Fez team sampled the fare recently.

This new eatery scores full marks for attentive service and a warm ambience. The restaurant is quirky and fun, and for fine days or evenings, there are tables outside looking onto the beautiful garden.

There are two menus - a four-course offering including meat or fish, and a simpler one of three courses featuring a pasta dish. At lunch time, there are also salads. The chef, Hicham, has an interesting repertoire: the pasta on our visit was dressed with a light, creamy sauce of preserved lemons which was very successful. The leg of lamb stuffed with a duxelles and served with mashed potatoes with peas, was tender and delicious. The only downside is the price - the simpler menu is Dh170 per person, and the four-course menu Dh340 - certainly Parisian prices! But you can choose an a la carte option.

The Fez Cafe is at the new guesthouse, Le Jardin des Biehn (see our story here), at 13 Akbat Sbaa, Douh, and is open to non-guests. Telephone 0664 647 679 for reservations.

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