A marketing coordinator that enjoys reviewing in her spare time. Living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney - on the brink of something fabulous!
Published December 19th 2011
I visited Morocco in May of this year and since have been obsessed with it - the tea, the food, the culture - I loved it!
It took some time but finally I managed to organise a night when the girls were all free to go out and sample the Moroccan Sydney had to offer.
After perusing menus online, we chose La Kasbah; it had an authentic feel to it, traditional menu items and was substantially cheaper in comparison to Darling Harbour's popular Kasbah.
We had read some poor reviews on it, so we booked with trepidation but thought despite the mention of "watery tagines", 'slow service' and 'children running around', we'd give it a shot.
We booked for 7pm and were all arrived and ready to start looking at menus by 7:15pm.
I walked in and the restaurant was warm in temperature but very homey. There were indeed children at the front counter - you could tell it was a family run restaurant. There was material draped over the ceiling, which created a lovely effect. The mosaic plates were authentically Moroccan and the Arabic music playing was a nice touch as well.
We decided to order the banquet, which was $35 a person and included a mix of hot and cold entrées, a tagine per person and a selection of desserts with either a coffee or mint tea.
The entrée consisted of two brochettes (skewers), sausages and mixed salad with a range of dips including eggplant, humus and cheese. This was served with a flat oily bread (which we couldn't get enough of).
The food was full of flavour and we devoured most of it. The main courses did take a substantial amount of time to arrive though and I was a little disappointed that the tagines weren't served with bread to eat them/soak up the sauces.
The desserts were light and just what we needed to finish off the meal. We had a selection of crepes, crème caramel and briout (a sweet pasty roll with a cheese centre). I actually thought this would be crispier like a baklava but it was quite soft.