As well as homewares and style items, concept store So Marrakech has a daytime café, offering a taste of Morocco with a contemporary take on the North African country’s authentic cuisine, served via oh-so-chic imported handmade crockery.
The menu starts with Moroccan breakfast, heads on through light lunches and some bigger plates, and lands in the afternoon with coffee, Moroccan and mint teas, and signature pastries and speciality cakes, such as a sponge created using orange blossom water made by hand in Agadir. So Marrakech has partnered with fellow Altrincham independents Blanchflower Bakery & Kitchen to produce, for example, the sourdough that’s spread with amlou Moroccan almond or peanut butter and topped with seasonal fruit and pomegranate molasses. Other breakfast dishes include Moroccan-style pancakes – baghrir means “with a thousand holes” – dolloped with yoghurt or drizzled with raw honey. There’s also the likes of berber eggs with khlea preserved beef – best eaten straight from the tagine with a simple sprinkling of salt, cumin and fresh bread. Lunch is also inspired by the sights, smells and flavours of Morocco’s fourth largest city Marrakech, with a modern twist promised on the daily selection of vibrant salads and soups, including harissa with saffron yoghurt and pomegranate jewels.
Bigger meals might include bulgur wheat with roasted salmon fillet and fresh coriander or overnight roasted mechoui lamb with zaalouk tomato and aubergine sauce, herbed bulgur wheat and house batbout (pitta-style Moroccan flatbread), but it’s all wrapped up by late afternoon every day.
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