Since arriving in Marrakech, I have loved sipping tea on one of the roof top terraces overlooking Jemaa el Fna square as the stallholders down below set up their food stalls for the evening, the sun sets over Koutoubia Mosque and the sound of the call to prayer plays out over the lively medina.
I’ve also loved sampling the various specialties prepared by each stall.
But I know how intimidating a visit to Jemaa el Fna can be. Being pulled in to various stalls. Not sure where to eat. What’s safe to eat. Or even what it is that each stall holder is offering. Wanting to enjoy the performers without being harassed for money for photos.
So that’s why I’m delighted to announce that I’m launching Tasting Marrakech, tailor-made food and cultural tours of Jemaa el Fna.
The goal is to allow our guests to enjoy Jemaa el Fna in the safe presence of a state-approved guide and me. We’ll sample the best of the food stalls. At least four. Authentic yes, fancy no.
We’ll soak up the atmosphere. And of course we’ll chat and probably laugh a lot. After all, we want guests to feel like they are having dinner with friends. But the kind of crazy friends who chose to live in Marrakech. Then perhaps we’ll watch a drag show. Yes, that’s right!