lunch in marrakesh

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The first time I had heard of tajine was when we visited Luxor. I find it a surprising meal choice for places with hot climates because it's essentially a stew, and I associate stews with cold winter evenings. We were reunited with the dish in Marrakesh and ate a different kind, almost daily.

We planned on another restaurant for lunch but were at Majorelle Garden a lot longer than anticipated, so we just popped into the café that was attached. They let us hang out in this room with a beautiful orange wall. A cute little cat pranced in and whined for some food and stayed for awhile. This definitely will not be the end of cat photos from Marrakesh - they're everywhere. They all looked pretty healthy for strays; they must know to go to the tourists for food. It's kind of ridiculous how many pictures we have of the cats. If we owned one, I would be one of those people who sits around all day taking cat videos and uploading them to youtube.

After we spent a few minutes being entertained by the cat, we ate lemon/olive/chicken/potato tajines, shared a smoothie made of avocado, dates, almonds, and milk, then drank a tea called "mystérieuse médina". We ended the meal with nutella crepes. Needless to say, it was a pretty great lunch.







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17 comments

  1. Beth9.2.12

    oooh. What kind of tea was mysterious medina?

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  2. I love the colors in these photos, they're really beautiful. And that cat is so sweet... Not helping my urge to get a pet!

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  3. I love that cat. I would have somehow sneaked it home with me!

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  4. Cat is too cute - these photos are beautiful!

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  5. The cat pictures are very cute! I love how much detail you captured on the woven bowls for the food.

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  6. Thanks guys. If I wasn't too flaky to have pets, I would totally have stolen that cat.

    Beth - It was a blue tea with coriander and star anise.

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  7. That cat! Adorable!

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  8. I'm so in LOVE with your blog, the photos are gorgeous, amazing, lovely!

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  9. this looks phenomenal. i badly want to visit Maraakesh.

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  10. Gorgeous! I so envy your ability to travel to so many exciting places! Reading your blog always feels like a mini-vacation. :)

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  11. Stunning pics! I swear that same cat followed me around Marrakech too!

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  12. Lemon/Olives/Chicken tajine is the best one !!!
    I had so many tajines when i was in Morocco...!
    Have fun guys !

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  13. I LOVE these pictures! So beautiful!!!

    Liesl :)

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  14. Wow, that tajine sounds amazing! I had tea in that same cafe almost four years ago...all of your posts on Marrakech are making me want to go back immediately!

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  15. such a gorgeous orange, the colours there look amazing and I love the cat photos too.

    Thomas and I would be those kind of cat owners too haha, we already sit around watching cat videos on youtube as it is :)

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  16. The quality of your photos is excellent, and those nutella crepes...oh my goodness!

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  17. i'm planning to go there! really lovely post!!!

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