Market Kitchen, Le Royal Meridien.
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This is going to be a long one, sit down best biters 😂 We went to the Market Kitchen to try out the Sunset Supper Iftar by Suzanne Husseini, we got fed several courses and I'll discusss them each below.
Starters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Orange Pumpkin Soup with dates, warm olives, freshly baked bread, muhammara, olive oil, zaatar and pomegranate molasses: We were a bit nervous to try the pumpkin and orange soup as it's a unique combination but we were pleasantly surprised as it was delicious and actually one of our favourites. The muhammara is a sweet and slightly spicy red pepper dip and tasted amazing and was also one of our favourites. The selections of bread were warm and fresh and complimented all the starters.
Raw Tuna Kibbeh with Labneh and crispy bread: This dish uses sashimi grade raw tuna mixed with spices and served on top of Labneh with crispy bread. This was unlike anything I'd tried before and once again I was pleasantly surprised as it tasted delicious and went really well with the crispy bread.
Fattouche and Baked Feta with Watermelon: The Fattouche was presented beautifully (everything was but this really stood out) with bread spirals and I can easily say it was the best fattouche I've ever tried, yum! The feta cheese with watermelon was a combination of sweet and salty and is a must try.
Grilled Aubergine with Lamb and Mint Yoghurt: This was my favourite off the whole menu. It was so tasty and juicy, and I would definitely recommend trying it.
Mains ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Pan Seared Fish with Lentil Tabbouleh: The fish was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It was flavoured perfectly and went very well with the tangy lentil tabbouleh. This was one of my favourites (I realise I've been saying this a lot).
Sizzling Lamb Shawarma Habibi: This was the best. This was lamb served sizzling on a hot plate, we were told that if you wanted the lamb cooked more you could just place it directly on the hot plate and it would cook. I thought this was an innovative way to cater to personal tastes. The lamb melted in your mouth and went well with the bread and citrus tahini it was served with. If you like meat, you'll love this.
Dessert ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Knafeh Nabulsieh, Atayef, Rice Pudding and Chocolate Falafel: The atayef came filled with cheese and filled with nuts and was served with syrup. I mentioned that I wished the syrup was served on the side as that is a personal preference of mine and this feedback was appreciated and heard. The Knafeh was ever so slightly burnt around the outside, but to be honest it still tasted delicious and I am certain that it was a one off as everything else was cooked perfectly. The rice pudding was milky, sweet and yummy. The chocolate falafels were yet another one of my favourites. First of all reading "chocolate felafel" on the menu got us excited and curious and we couldn't wait to try it. They come looking like cute mini falafels and are a dark chocolate truffle coated with pistachio and served with a strawberry dip and a vanilla cream dip.
Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Overall we came in hungry and left full and satisfied. I really enjoyed the fact that the Iftar was Arabic cuisine. Suzanne, the host, and Juliette, the restaurant manager, both came to check on us throughout the night to hear our opinions and to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. The waitresses and waiters were polite and attentive. We also got tea, water, and pomegranate mocktails with the meal all included in the set price of 200dhs. Either entertainer or best bites discount can be used at this Iftar. I personally have paid this amount and more for a lot less, I feel that even without entertainer or BB discount you get what you're paying for plus more.