Friday, May 24, 2013

Food Fun on the Fes Festival Fringe

Eating Out During the Fes Festival 

Having a great meal and still having time to get to a concert can be a bit of a juggling act if you don't know your way around the Fez Medina. Fortunately several of the best restaurants have adjusted their hours to fit in with the festival. Between June 7 and 15 you have enough time to try every restaurant! 

The Ruined Garden at Riad Idrissy

The Ruined Garden is a delight! And the good news is that it will operate as a festival green room - where artists, journalists and the audience can mingle between concerts. Opening hours are between 12 noon and 9.30pm. For those needing to keep in touch there is free Wifi in the garden and snacks, cakes and all day brunch. And there will be no annoying background music - just great ambiance and tranquility.

13 Derb Idrissi, Sieje, Sidi Ahmed Chaoui. Ph 06 49 19 14 10

Dar Roumana

Dar Roumana comes highly recomended. During the Sacred Music Festival they will be open every day and offering pre-concert dinners (June 7-15). From 6pm - 8pm Dar Roumana will be offering a smaller menu (2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts) for a reduced price of 300dh for three courses or 225dh for two courses

For non-concert goers we will also be offering Dar Roumana's usual dinner service from 7.30pm - 9pm.

Dar Roumana 30 Derb el Amer Zkak Roumane Fes Medina Morocco +212 660 29 04 04 (mobile) +212 535 741 637

Palais Amani

A great lunch venue from 11.30 am to 3pm. A choice of evening meals in courtyard or dining room from 5.30 until 11pm. Palais Amani offers a three-course fixed menu dinner at 395dh or a tapas menu for 120dh for the first selection; 180dh for the second.

The courtyard is great for lunch

Palais Amani Derb el Miter, Blida

Café Clock

Cafe Clock is one of the most visited cafes in the medina and because the menu is available all day, it is a perfect place to drop in for food or simply a jice or coffee. If you fancy learning to cook Moroccan cuisine, pick up some of the local Darija (Moroccan Arabic), try a little belly dancing, then check out the Clock cultural programme.  (Hint - try the Camel burger!)

Fez Café

Fabulous garden and great atmosphere await you at Fez Café inside Le Jardin des Biehn, Dinner is available both before and after concerts. And if you are having a night off they are open during the concerts.

French and Moroccan cuisine - Lunch from noon-3pm(last orders); dinner from 6pm until midnight (last orders).

Fez Cafe, Jardin des Biehn - Aqebt Sbaa, Douh
Fez Cafe: +212(0)664.647.679

Street Food

Every year since 2006 The View from Fez has selected Thami's as some of the best street food. It is still great, but there are also many new vendors with good food. The overall quality of Fez street food has grown much better over the last few years and it is recommended.

Tasting Trails - Ceremonial Food

As part of the Fez Sacred Music Festival fringe Plan-it Fez will be offering Tasting Trails through the Fez medina hosted by resident Fez Food expert Gail Leonard. 

The tour focuses on the sacred and ceremonial foods of Fez and Morocco. Tours will commence at 10am from Boujloud and run for two hours every day throughout the festival except Mondays.

Price is 450Dh per person, cash payments only. Bookings need to be made in advance with a
minimum of 4 people required before the tour goes ahead. Tours will be a maximum number of 8 people. Bookings can be made via email or phone on 0535 638 708, or in person at the Plan-it Fez Office 4 Arset Manjour, Batha.

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PLEASE NOTE! - If you are opening a restaurant with special hours for pre-concert meals, and are not listed, please contact The View from Fez

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