Marrakech is a place full of surprises, it is known with its countless markets, palaces, mosques, and gardens, this fourth largest city of the kingdom is also called the red city and remains the touristic capital of the country.
Marrakech is for sure more than just a city, it is a pearl polished by history and a great taste of hospitality, in other words, they know how to welcome guests with open arms. Marrakech is subdivided into two distinct parts, the modern one that represents home to numerous resorts and luxury shops, and the medina considered also like the historic city with caravaneers selling food, tools, and handicrafts.
Moreover, Marrakech souks are offering everything a traveler may expect in addition to smiling and welcoming faces everywhere. Let us not forget about its palm grove and minaret making this city reveal an impressive cultural heritage with plenty of monuments and high-quality museums
Marrakech economy is mainly based on tourism and crafts commerce, it is now moving slowly towards luxury tourism with its luxury hotels infrastructure that has grown rapidly in recent years
Marrakech has also become a favorite destination for celebrities who have fallen under the charm of this city which is very well preserved combining authenticity, luxury, and refinement. Marrakech is nowadays described as “ dream of the Arabian nights”.
thanks to its culture, different arts, traditions and architectural heritage Marrakech now seduce a very large number of renowned personalities and artists.
Moroccan cuisine is characterized by its variety of dishes that are mainly Arabic and Berbes with without a doubt Jewish influences, despite its common features with the kitchens of other North African countries, Moroccan cuisine has preserved and retained successfully its unique cultural specificities and its originality. Marrakech cuisine represents one of the richest in the world due to its recognization for its profusion of flavors and colors, diversity of fruits and vegetables cooked in multiple ways representing the multiple cultural heritage ( Berber, Arabic, Jewish, and Andalusian).
The Marrakech cuisine represents a combination of many spices, sweet and salty, which are present in both salty dishes as in desserts. Marrakech cuisine thanks to the combination of its fragrances, flavors, and colors are considered as an art, as we know the vegetables and stews are without a doubt the basis, yet their deliciousness is truly revealed by the spices such as saffron, cinnamon, pepper, ginger… these spices are here to disorient you and to make you appreciate the culinary specialties of Marrakech gastronomy.
Visiting Marrakech without exploring and tasting the plenty of dishes specific to its cuisine will be a real waste. The culinary specialties of Marrakech’s cuisine are very rich in flavor and especially colorful. During your stay in Marrakech you will have the opportunity to try different dishes, the main ones are :
Taking its name from the utensil in which it is cooked, tajines represents one of the flagship dishes of Marrakech due to its variety represented by the combination of meat, vegetables, fish, and fruit whether dried, fresh or candied.
A pure Marrakchis Dish, usually prepared only by men. this plate also takes its name from the utensil in which it is cooked. A Tanjia represents beef or mutton simmered for several hours in the ashes of a steam room or in an oven.
Pastilla is a type of Moroccan and traditional pie based on puff pastry, it is imported from Andalusia by the Moorish refugees, this dish is a combination of sweet and salty. this Moroccan pie is stuffed with pigeon meat and sprinkled with icing sugar and cinnamon. In Marrakech we can also find pastillas with fish and seafood, you should not miss to taste this typical dish considered as festive.
How can we talk about Marrakech culinary art without mentioning pastries? it is essential and crucial that you should enjoy at least one of them before the end of your stay in Marrakech. Marrakech pastries are diverse we can find among them: Horns of gazelles, Mhancha, Baghrir.. the majority of them are mainly made with honey and almond, and you should absolutly have them with mint tea.
This unique combination of old age north African culture and other cultures such as Jewish with a thriving contemporary art scene makes Marrakech cuisine a fascinating culinary art making a great duality between what is old and what is new, lets then discover the authenticity of Marrakech restaurants and enjoy the best meals ever.
First thing you have to know its that in Marrakech it is not really complicated to eat well in term of quality and for price, we can confirme that in Marrakech there is food and restaurants for all the tastes and budgets, all you have to do is to find Marrakech restaurant that will respond to your exact expectations and desires. However, in every Marrakech restaurant, the recipes are unique to the person who makes it because he is trying to make his own touch by adding something specific, and as a result, you will never find the same taste in two different Marrakech restaurant.
after a very long day strolling the streets of Marrakech and wandering through its unique, charming and authentic medina while discovering the different historical monuments, it is the time to enjoy the sunset view and have drinks or dinner in a Marrakech restaurant offering you the view you are looking for, for this reason there is no better Marrakech restaurant where you can enjoy your traditional Moroccan drink or dinner than Restaurant Kessabine.
In Restaurant Kessabine you will have the opportunity to taste wonderful Moroccan dishes prepared with love by our specialized and experienced chefs while enjoying at the same time a panoramic view on Jamee el Fna square and Koutoubia.