A Food Lover’s Journey Through Time, Marrakech Edition (Part Two)

One thing I forgot to mention about Dar Moha was that the Riad which now houses the restaurant belonged to the Governor’s assistant during the fin de siecle period. And the name of the chef is Lamine Hadj Mustapha, not Hadi as was written initially. Apologies for the mistake. As many folks know, Hadj is the honorary title given to anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest site of the Islamic faith.
And Dar Al Basha was the home of the Governor himself. One of the richest men of his time, Dar Al Basha is now a museum and an exotic coffee shop which offers coffee from wherever you can think of. It is also a memorial site for the Moroccan Jewish community which has had roots in Marrakech for centuries.
Michael Jordan was at Dar Al Basha the same day that I was. He went in the morning, and I was there in the afternoon. And according to the manager, we both said the exact same thing when asked “how was the coffee?” Great minds think alike.
Highly doubt I’d be able to find this anywhere near my house.
Pizza aux fruits de mer or ‘Seafood Pizza’ is popular in the Francophone world and is one my favorites. When in Morocco, it’s a must have, because you can’t find it anywhere else and without it, the Moroccan experience would be incomplete.

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