We went to Le Blokk on the recommendation of a Moroccan friend, and almost turned back as we travelled out of Marrakech, expecting a touristic cliché the further we travelled. Arriving at 8pm, and fifteen minues after settin out, we were the first guests. Another omen? Entering the vast restaurant, the décor was classy minimal, in tones of grey and black, with white and silver highlights on the tables. Then came the menus.
As English-speakers, we were delighted that there was no language gap. Even with the menu. We began with excellent Manhattans (in Maroc) and chose the degustation menu, to be accompanied by a lovely Moroccan red from Volubilis.
Almost immediately the stage that we were facing, lit up and one by one, soloists in formal attire stepped forward to present classics and standards – in English and French. And at a very relaxing sound level.
The meal was seven courses of surprises. Nouvelle, innovative and tasty. Every course explained by our waiter(s). The restaurant was soon packed and the ambience was warm as waiters unobtrusively bustled among the showroom style of tiered dining tables – but definitely not in a Las Vegas packed showroom format.
We departed at 11pm. I understand that patrons stay to enjoy the food and performers until much later. Although we did not experience it, we heard that the formal attire of the performers is replaced by impersonator costumes (such as Elvis) as the night goes on. Such a pity that we had to depart so early, but I would recommend Le Blokk to anybody with a few nights in Marrakech and not wanting to be ethnic at every meal. Prices were reasonable for the quality.
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