Since I was smart enough to book five nights at Dar Ayniwen, and by now I was good buds with Stephane, I told him that as much as I was happy never stepping foot from â€śmy estateâ€? I felt I should try to get off my lazy butt one night at least for an evening on the town. When I told him my plans he politely cleared his throat and said that my well-researched dinner choice was one of the best restaurantsâ€¦around 20 years ago! He said to leave it to him, just be dressed and ready for the car at 8:30.
When the car pulled up to Restaurant Dar Moha, my first impression was of a nice raid but nowhere near as nice as â€śmineâ€?even if it was the former home of designer Pierre Balmain. There were numerous small dining areas throughout the home, all about half-filled with customers, then one final turn and I entered a fairytale outdoor terrace, oozing romance with itâ€™s many cozy rose-strewn candle-lit tables for two, surrounding a gorgeous mosaic tiled pool, surrounded by lush palm trees,with gnaoua musicians to complete the ambience.
Thankfully the cuisine is on par with the magnificent surroundings. Dar Moha is possibly Marrakesh’s finest restaurant, offere al fresco.