So, we are now in Meknès, about 3.5 hours by train from Casablanca and ever so much more likeable.
This is the Meknès medina where we are staying.
And after we arrived yesterday noonish, with the sun blazing down with peculiar ferocity, we retreated into the cool, sheltered laneways of Meknès to find lunch.
We ended up here. It’s the size of your living room and seats about 12. We were the only guests. It was around 2pm, so if there ever was a lunch rush it was over by then. Our solitary status also meant that they had to run out and buy ingredients for everything we had ordered, from the veggies to the viande hachée, which they may have had to hache by hand, now that I think about it.
Everything came very slowly but perfectly formed.
And here I am, waiting for Godot and kefte.
First came the salads, drizzled with lemon.
And eventually the soup.
And then when it was nearly dinner time, the kefte emerged. They were stunning. You could see the perfectly chopped fresh herbs in them.
Oh, and our riad serves breakfast. It’s a really pretty breakfast. With strong coffee in pretty cups.
And then today, we found ourselves a rooftop terrace all to ourselves and ordered the prix fixe, which was basically an excuse to sit and eat and look out over the city all afternoon. Here are some highlights.
Note: I tried to order the camel kefte but they were all out. Pity.