Morocco was the setting for the famous film Casablanca, a romance notable for depicting the largest bowl of hummus ever eaten by Peter Lorre. Dine on Mediterranean fare in full color with today’s Groupon to Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a six-course prix fixe dinner for two (a $79.90 value).
- For $75, you get a six-course prix fixe dinner for four (a $159.80 value).
- For $110, you get a six-course prix fixe dinner for six (a $239.70 value).
The six courses in the prix fixe feast include the following:
- Moroccan-style shrimp scampi or mushroom sauté
- Harira soup
- Marrakech sampler
- Beef brochette or vegetable kebab
- Royal Moroccan couscous platter
- B’stilla dessert
As guests lounge on low couches among colorful tapestries and inlaid teak tables, attendants bathe their hands in rose water in preparation for the ensuing feast. The gala kicks off with a choice between shrimp scampi sautéed in lemon, wine, and garlic or sautéed mushrooms with a gentle flavor that keeps diners in touch with nature without pulling out the couch for Smoky the Bear. Next, a lemon-kissed soup of lentils and rice billows aromatic clouds of steam that signal a crowded sampler of hummus, eggplant dip, and an assortment of olives and vegetables to follow closely behind. Marinated beef kebabs can be switched out for vegetable kebabs with zucchini and eggplant, and the couscous platter, padded with butternut squash and cabbage, arrives with or without chicken. Nightly belly-dancing performances hypnotize patrons as they eat b’stilla, swallowing the pastry’s cinnamon-spiced fruit and nuts with mint tea. Marrakech encourages diners to eat in the traditional Moroccan style by forgoing silverware, allowing them to enjoy an authentic experience, easily soak up savory sauces, and avoid the faux pas of eating the dessertspoon.