I think it was the size of it that knocked me over… no, not the bill, the tasting platter!
Helene ordered the aforementioned platter…the visual effect alone was worth visiting the restaurant, it was very original. This well-sized dish (I’m talking about the platter, not Helene, I have to explain everything around here!), carried lots of different things to nibble (sushi, spring rolls, Thai tuna salad, garlic, ginger, little Satay sticks, ravioli…) and at first sight the sheer quantity made an impression, just as much as the flavour of everything.
As for me, I stuck to the traditional end of Thai cuisine. A shrimp carpaccio, fresh, a little spicy, a little basic, but well presented and agreeable to the taste buds. And with a duck curry as well, I was feeling good. Our friends (yes, we have 2 or 3), regulars at the restaurant and the reason for us being at the Thai Bistro, also stuck with the sure fire hits of Thai cuisine…chicken salad, pad thai…everyone finished their meals, leaving us feeling good overall.
Well, that’s right isn’t it Bruno?
“Well, I don’t know if it’s the Porto I had as an aperitif or my week fighting with Morocco Telecom, but I found that a little insipid… But actually it was really fine.”
The menu itself, a little full, presented the different dishes in a newspaper-type layout, which was very original. Our waiters were available but not intrusive, smiling and flexible, not always easy to find in a Marrakech restaurant. The environment was agreeable, let’s say restful and peaceful, and the terrace we ate on was spacious and very green…a bit like Bruno who was still chewing over his problems with Morocco Telecom.
The Colonel test: not on the menu, but after an explanation, was served with a smile and in the end was rather well presented – a first!
And finally, the bill was a truly pleasant surprise:
4 starters and mains + aperitif + 2 bottles of wine (Bruno’s fault) + 2 Colonels (again Bruno’s fault) = 1398 Dirhams… Waiter – the same again!
Hurry to take advantage of this great value, it may not last!
PS: Bruno has since resolved his problems with Morocco Telecom…
8, rue Oued El Makhazine, Gueliz
40000 – Marrakech – Maroc
Téléphone : +212 5 24 45 73 11