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 Cafe in historic Westport. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of Moroccan fare during lunch.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Moroccan fare during dinner.
The brothers behind Marrakech Cafe infuse each traditional Moroccan dish on the lunch and dinner menus with the memories of the flavors and aromas of their North African hometown. Warm up injury-prone teeth with homemade Moroccan bread ($1.95) or zaalouk, pan-fried eggplant cloaked in roma tomato sauce ($5.95). Palates pining for protein can chomp the beef kebabs marinated in a lemon and cumin vinaigrette ($10.95 for lunch, $12.95 for dinner) or the braised beef tajine plated with sweet prunes and chewy apricots and sporting a boiled egg chapeau ($14.95, dinner only). Please meat-abstaining mouths with the vegetarian couscous dotted with sextet of garden-fresh vegetables and chickpeas ($7.95 for lunch, $10.95 for dinner). The oven-roasted cornish hen ($12.95, dinner only) uses its caper garnish as a defensive shield, protecting her brood of hand-cut fries from fellow diners' fox-like fingers. A soothing cup of Moroccan mint tea ($1.95) freshens mouths better than a mug of liquid soap.
At Marrakech Cafe, chefs grill kebabs marinated and seasoned with Moroccan spices, oven-roast cornish hens with olives and capers, and crown saffron rice with vegetables and halal meats. The aroma of beef tagine cooked with sweet prunes and apricots wafts throughout the dining area, tempting diners to order second helpings or to capture the scents in jars for later whiffs. Patrons dig into fluffy servings of couscous topped with vegetables, lamb, and chicken or sautéed mussels while clinking glasses of refreshing Moroccan mint tea.
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