La Grande Table Marocaine
Moroccan cuisine doesn’t get much more indulgent than at La Grande Table Marocaine at Royal Mansour. One of three restaurants helmed by chef Yannick Alléno, this is the property’s homage to the country’s culture and cuisine, though elevated beyond the bounds of most Moroccan homes. Everything about dining here is an experience, from the opulent restaurant décor to the delicate crystal glassware, and of course, the faultless food. Expect to sample very special Moroccan dishes, such as melt-in-the-mouth lamb méchoui, Royal pigeon pastilla and probably the best Harira soup you can find in Marrakech. For dessert, the culinary theatrics step up a gear, with Royal Mansour orange ‘pearls’ served with dates, mint and cinnamon, and an unctuous chocolate mousse with Argan oil and a preserved lemon ganache. Alternatively, you could simply pick your favourite sweets from a silver trolley pilled high with all manner of Moroccan delights. When it comes to the wine, those without an intimate knowledge of Moroccan vineyards would do well to follow the advice of the knowledgeable sommelier, or pick from the international offering.