5 Jun 2009

SHOW & TELL - A restaurant in Marrakech

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When I was in Marrakech (Morocco) our group was taken to a very famous restaurant called "Dar Essalam". It was an enchanting and fairy place, with an amazing decoration out of 1000 and one night. Unfortunately the flash of my camera didn't work so I had to take the pictures with my spare camera, but it still gives an idea of what we have seen. The food too was delicious.

We were taken through very small stony streets to a very old looking wooden door and we looked at each other thinking, oh my god, where do they take us know ?


But behind this old door was a real palace, mamor and mosaic, oriental carpets and beautiful decorations


My friend Ilona and I were greated by two ladies.

During the meal was a belly dancing show

even with candles on the head

Here we are sitting and waiting for the starter

This restaurant was already used for shooting the movie The man who know too much with James Stewart and Doris Day by Hitchcock in 1956 !


This was the place where Doris Day and James Stewart sat with him together



some of beautiful hand painted plates

I also loved the simplicity of the dishes


This was one of the rooms of the restaurant. It just gives you a little idea of how beautiful it was !


Jientje said...

The place looks like something from a fairy tale! I visted a similar place two years ago. It was not in Marrakech but somewhere in the middle of nowhere! Did you like Marrakech?

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! Wonderful to re-live Marrakech through your lens! Great pictures, lovely post!! And Marrakech is gorgeous!!!

Want to see Trakai? Blogtrotter has it… Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

Glad you're home safe and sound Gattina!! Looks like a great trip.

My show n tell is not published. I finished a painting in watercolor, finally! Come by and see it if you can find time.

Happy Friday.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oops...sorry, I meant "NOW" published. Typo.

Melli said...

How amazing! All of that in a little hole in the wall, huh? Every time YOU go somewhere, I find myself adding one more place to my list of places I want to go!!! Show me more! Show me MORE!

eastcoastlife said...

I have seen it on a travel programme on TV! It is beautiful! Where's the food!? :D

diane b said...

It is so different from the western world. The decorations are amazing. What fun you had. Did Mr Gattina not go?

claudie said...

This restaurant looks beautiful! And sounds the atmosphere was at the top! Did you drink the famous thé à la menthe?

TorAa said...

Yeah, looks like taken right out of 1001 Nights.
What an atmoshere it must have been.

Lifecruiser said...

Wow! 1956! Great to have a bit historic interior.