Amidst endless tagines, pastilles, and other quintessentially Moroccan food, there are a few restaurants serving innovative twists on Moroccan cuisine. After two weeks of travel through Lisbon, Barcelona, and countless Moroccan cities, my best – and favorite – meal was located in Fes. Cafe Clock, a restaurant owned by British chef Mike Richardson, is located “200m down from Bab Boujloud gate. Immediately after the display of dissections in the butchers’ guzzar on Talaa Kabira where on the right the 14th century Bouanania Medersa stands proud, up on the left are the restored remains of the clypsydra, Morocco’s only water clock.” (Cafe Clock Website)
The menu feels like it was taken straight from a restaurant in the East Village in NYC. A sampling of our dishes were as follows:
Maakouda with Warm Tomato Salad
Herbed Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Preserved Lemon Mayo
Cafe Clock’s Camel Burger with Taza Ketchup, Salad & Fries
Lamb Beldi Burger, Mint/Cucumber Salsa, Salad & Fries
Almond, Date and Bananna Milkshakes
Delicious, and highly recommended if you are ever in Fes.