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Discover Tastes of Morocco at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria

With travel restrictions still in place, Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria has created an exciting culinary journey to discover the exotic tastes of Morocco.

At the Pool Lounge, with Arabic-style furnishings overlooking magical shades of blue water, Four Seasons will transport guests to this enchanting city through every bite.

Presenting Taste of Morocco

Taste of Morocco at the Pool Lounge presents the most famous traditional and homemade dishes of this exquisite cuisine. Hospitality is what the Arab world is known for, so we have created the menu to be served family-style on the table for sharing following this tradition.

The menu will start with harira soup, a tomato-based soup well known for its mixture of chickpeas, lentils, and small noodles.

The appetisers are a great introduction to a number of spices that are considered key to authentic Moroccan cuisine, including coriander, garlic, parsley, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, sweet paprika, turmeric, and ginger.

Guest can enjoy dipping the homemade fresh bread called khobz in Arabic, and the freshness and the mix of sweet and sour found in the seafood pastilla - fish and shrimp in sugared puff pastry - or try the traditional zaalouk of grilled eggplant, fresh tomatoes, garlic, paprika, and olive oil.

For the main course, tajines highlight this culinary journey. Tajines are a famous dish when it comes to this style of cuisine, which is prepared in a special clay pot. With its conical lid, meat and other ingredients such as prunes, figs, apricots and other dried fruits along with a strong mix of spices become very tender, creating the foundation of this cuisine.

For a spicier and stronger taste, a good dose of harissa - a spicy paste of red chillies, coriander, cumin and garlic - will heat things up. Guests can choose from lamb, beef, or chicken tajines.

To end the journey and especially for those with a sweet tooth, the desserts in Morocco offer many styles and textures.

On the menu, the shebakiya - plum compote with semolina and sesame - is offered for a traditional treat, or guests can opt for a healthier option such as cinnamon orange with orange flower water, sugar and ground cinnamon.

The main menu is followed by the famous traditional mint tea, made here with Chinese gunpowder green tea, fresh spearmint leaves and plenty of sugar. It’s poured from a height of at least 30 centimetres (12 inches) to create a frothy head.

To experience this elevated traditional culinary journey, guests are welcome to book their table at the Pool Lounge every Thursday starting at 4:00 pm at EGP 495++ per person.

There is a taste for everyone on the menu. Call 035818000 for reservations.

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