Each year, thousands of Americans journey to Morocco to see the pyramids, only to return home bitterly disappointed. Today's Groupon helps make up for the failures of the American educational system: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Moroccan fare and drinks at Fez Authentic Moroccan Cuisine in St. Petersburg.
As you load up your camel-tongue for its expedition across Fez Authentic Moroccan Cuisine's menu of North African delicacies, start with bisteeya, a sweet, flaky phyllo pastry filled with chicken and almonds and dusted with cinnamon that just might be the only appetizer that doubles as dessert ($4.95). For a main course, adventurous appetites will never go wrong with a tagine (Moroccan stew baked in a clay pot) such as the beef shaban dotted with apricot, almond, honey, and sesame seeds ($15.95). Otherwise, sample the national dish: lamb and vegetable couscous ($16.95), which is traditionally eaten with one's right hand, and never with one's dorsal tentacle. The jumbo shrimp brouchette kebab (marinated in charmoula sauce, $13.95) combines the pleasures of eating and impaling things on sharp sticks. A postprandial mint tea (green tea with spearmint, $2.50) finishes a meal in authentic Moroccan fashion.
Fez's exotic decor imbues its dining atmosphere with a casual causality, making it impossible to tell whether Friday and Saturday evenings feature live belly dancing or the belly dancers cause Friday and Saturday evenings to happen. Fez also plans to offer hookah in the near future so that night owls can come in late to stick their evening in a pipe and smoke it, with special flavors such as chocolate and banana.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only. Fez Authentic Moroccan Cuisine opens at 5 p.m. and is closed on Sunday.
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263 Central Ave.
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