Djeema el Fna
Chez les Nomades
3 Meals in Marrakech, Morocco
Rosena Charmoy's advice about Marrakech is legendary. The Guardian said of her "What she doesn't know about Marrakech probably isn't worth doing". Rosena selects her three favourite meals in the city for Lady Adventurer:
Eating at the open air food market on the Djeema el Fna. This is a must for all travellers – eat side by side with all the locals as well as tourists of every nationality.
Eat fresh fish from stall number 14, merquez (spicy lamb) sausages, cous cous, hot mint tea, and honey sticky moroccan pastries but avoid fresh salads and orange juice.
Lunch on the roof of Chez les Nomades. This central medina carpet shop has perhaps the largest and most impressive collection of rugs, kilims, and sheepskins and certainly the most jovial owner. If you are fortunate enough to be invited, the daily lunch on the rooftop, sitting cross legged on carpets, eating with the local guides and their mix of international guests, from large tagines, pastillas and tanjias is a real treat.
Terrace des Epices. This simple rooftop café is a wonderful oasis in the heart of the old town, perfect to enjoy the afternoon sun with anything from a caesar salad to a traditional chicken and olive tagine.
- Chez les Nomades (32-34 Bradia El Kadima)
Rosena Charmoy is the co-founder of Boutique Souk - a personal travel concierge and wedding planner service specialist based in Marrakech, who seek out the best of Morocco, from accommodation, restaurants, shopping and spa treatments to culture and the arts.