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 between the following options:
- For $39, you get a six-course dinner for two (a $79.90 value).
- For $75, you get a six-course dinner for four (a $159.80 value).
- For $110, you get a six-course dinner for six (a $239.70 value).<p>
The six courses in the prix-fixe feast include:
- Moroccan-style shrimp scampi or mushroom sauté
- Harira soup
- Marrakech sampler
- Beef brochette or vegetable kabob
- Royal Moroccan couscous platter
- B’stilla dessert<p>
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 kabobs can be switched out for vegetable kabobs 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.
Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant
At Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant, the staff wash guests' hands in rose water upon arrival. This isn't just a traditional courtesy—it's also practical, since meals here are eaten without silverware in true Moroccan fashion. Further adding to the authentic atmosphere, belly dancers circle among the dining room's low-slung couches and vibrant tapestries. But for all the festivity, the food still takes the spotlight. Six-course feasts begin with lemon-accented shrimp scampi, and couscous platters arrive loaded with flavorful chicken and vegetables. The kitchen gladly accommodates diners who require Halal, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options, and silverware can be provided for those wishing to more easily spear bites off their neighbors' plates.