Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Moroccan fare and drinks at The Fez in Stamford.
The Fez provides an enticing menu of Moroccan and Mediterranean-inspired dishes in a sleek setting meant to enliven adventurous appetites. Embark on a culinary cruise with a shareable snack of crisped chickpeas and okra ($6) or caramelized cauliflower, golden raisins, and toasted pine nuts ($6). Communal consumers can divide and conquer a series of small plates, such as a quartet of chicken, turkey, kafta, and shrimp kebabs ($14), roasted-beet salad with grapefruit and feta ($10), or grilled scallops served alongside whipped hummus ($16).
Full-sized entrees stun taste buds with charmoula-marinated swordfish served with saffron couscous and a fennel salad ($25) or a grilled vegetarian platter ($17), whose shape-shifting vegetables change daily. The wine list showcases exotic wines chosen to complement the flavors of the dishes, and desserts bring meals to sweet completion with an order of flaky briwats, a North African version of baklava ($8).
Rich magenta walls and subtle lighting provide a romantic setting for a couple's first date, with bifurcated microscopes on-hand that allow them to gaze even deeper into each other's eyes. A large communal table meets the needs of popular dinner parties, and sultry belly dancers shimmy across the restaurant's stage Friday nights.
- In keeping with today's tastes and wallets, the highlights of the menu are the small plates, many of which are generous enough to be a main course. Our favorite is the Fez burger, a wondrously seasoned mix of ground lamb and beef grilled to a crusty exterior and juicy interior set on a toasted pita and served with roasted vegetables, spiced aioli, and a heap of golden fried fingerling potatoes. – Melanie Barnard, Connecticut Post
- I WOULD WHOLE-HEARTEDLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE, regardless of whether they've had Moroccan before. – Jackson B., Yelp, 7/11/10