Our stay at Amanjena included all meals, so we ate in most of the time… Here a smorgasborg of photos and dishes, just to whet your appetite. Dinners started with little bowls of olives with chermoula.
On one evening, the amuse bouche was a little samosa style wrap with vegetables and a balsamic vinaigrette garnish.
I had this selection of moroccan salads, a sampler of five different salads, the most unusual of which was a sweet pumpkin salad. It was delicious and a perfect appetizer before a heavy tagine or roast meat of some sort.
If I am not mistaken, this was Mrs. MM’s order of Lam shank with saffron, served with pitted dates and almonds.
I had their lamb mechoui that was roasted but incredibly succulent.
A side dish of couscous with vegetables paired beautifully with the lamb dishes.
On another evening, the amuse bouche was a small shot of gazpacho with a long bread crouton.
We sometimes opted for dishes from their Thai restaurant, which offered a stunning menu of dishes, most of them utterly authentic and such a surprise in our setting in Northern Africa… The teen had this spectacular pad thai that was so good we ordered it again on another day…
I had their prawn and pomelo salad, which was a bit of a disappointment due to the substandard quality of the pomelos used. But the dressing and presentation were nice…
Mrs. MM tried their tajine of farm chicken with a citron confit that was delicious.
While I had the Thai red beef curry with kaffir lime that was a home run. I wanted that saucy meat with rice dish, something to remind me of home, and while this was nice and spicy, this absolutely satisfied the craving for rice/meat…
Funny that despite the amount of travel we have done over the years, I can’t seem to go more than a week without a “rice” meal. :)
Their Thai spring rolls were very well executed as well.
Western style menus/offerings were delicious as well, here a modernized version of a cobb salad. They also had pastas that looked and tasted delicious.
And when the Teen had a hankering for coffee ice cream, a simple request and voila! a dish with four small scoops arrived on short notice. Overall, an excellent food experience at Amanjena. We were sorry to leave. :)