Our riad has only 8 rooms, ours was on the ground floor.
Ah I hear those of you that know M, ask, "did he enjoy the food", well yes of course......
In the main square there are many food stalls, he did debate the sheeps head, but suprisingly these stalls can work out more expensive than the restaurants. Beware if you go there, you have to be very firm, refuse anything that you haven't ordered and perhaps only order one little dish to share and eat like tapas.
We started with mixed kebabs, (I did notice that when the couple next to us left, the hot tomato dip that accompanied the kebabs was returned to the container that it was ladled from).There were stalls with great big pots of snails, not my cup of tea!
In the riad we were brought all many of rolls & pastries, fig jam & honey, and also could order cooked to order, M chose an omelette most days. On one of our lunches out we shared a set menu, the starter was a beautiful salad, each segment contained a different one, beetroot, aubergine, pasta, russian... I forgot to take pics of the second course, tagines of chicken, veg, lamb and dishes of veg, lentils & cous cous. Pud in most places was usually a mix of oranges with dates or nuts.
M with a tagine and my veg cous cous.
We learnt how to make proper Berber mint tea, the green tea must be washed in hot water first to remove dust, then it is brewed with massive amounts of fresh mint, sugar is added into the pot. It is soooo lovely.
One evening M enjoyed his lamb & prune tagine so much he had two. I had started with the beautiful traditional soup - harira, made with veg, tomato, rice and lentils, beautifully thick and smooth, tasted similar to minestrone. I then had the kefta(meatballs) and egg tagine, yum yum.
M & Casablanca relaxing