Morocco West Dine Out 2015

Last night I previewed the Dine Out menu that Chef Nourdine Majdoubi created. They are offering a stellar 3 course $28 prix fixe as their dine out menu and this was one of my picks in this years festival. I tried each of the course offerings from the appetizers, entrees and desserts.

1st Course Appetizers

Morocco West Trio

Morocco West Trio

Morocco West Trio

Hummus, zaalouk and lentil salad with house-made bread

 

Wild Salmon Cake

Wild Salmon Cake

Wild Salmon Cake

Pineapple salsa, pomegranate vinaigrette and balsamic reduction

2nd Course Entrees

Roasted Chermoula Chicken

Roasted Chermoula Chicken

Roasted Chermoula Chicken

Saffron couscous, red wine braised cabbage, carrots, squash and raisin jus

 

Moroccan Cauli-Taktouka

Moroccan Cauli-Taktouka

Moroccan Cauli-Taktouka

Cauliflower, tomatoes, sweet peppers, chickpeas, olives and herbed-gnocchi

 

Ras-el-hanout Braised Lamb Shank

Ras-el-hanout Braised Lamb Shank

Ras-el-hanout Braised Lamb Shank

Tomato rice stuffed roasted pepper, edamame puree and sauce chasseur

 

3rd Course Dessert

Sweet Rice Bastilla

Sweet Rice Bastilla

Sweet Rice Bastilla

Cinnamon, raisins, almonds, rosewater crème anglaise

 

Persimmon Crumble

Homemade ice cream, mulled wine syrup

 

My take:

I loved both of the appetizers presented, each were flavourful and offered dishes well suited to the Moroccan theme. My favourite of the entrees was the Roasted Chermoula Chicken with the delicious couscous and vegetables combo, followed by the vegetarian cauliflower forward Moroccan Cauli-Taktouka. Of the desserts, my favourite was the Sweet Rice Bastilla and it was the perfect finish to an outstanding meal.

Morocco West Restaurant Dine Out Vancouver promotion runs thru February 1st.

Reservations for Dine Out are now being accepted via phone at 604-563-8466. Morocco West is located at 795 Jervis Street in downtown Vancouver and they are open for dinner from 5pm nightly.

By: Richard Wolak