L’Ambre is a part of Riad Fes – definitely one of the best renovated riads in Fes. We didn’t stay at the Riad but went there for a dinner.
Excellent ambience, very good service and good food [choice and order of adjectives is as it should be].
Menu and all other relevant details are available at their website.
They have a vast collection, browsing through the menu before going there, can be helpful. We tried the Gastronomic Menu with two variations. My grading (A= best … F=pathetic) and comments are as follows:
A variety of traditional Moroccan fresh, marinated and simmered starters: B in two cases, C in one.
Soup served with dry fruits: B-
An assortment of briouates: B-
The main courses we tried were:
Kabab maghdour: diced beef in a sauce of aromatic herbs: C
Beef-cubes were dry and sauce was an anti-climax.
L'hame mhamer: spiced lamb tossed in a unique onion jam: A
Lamb was very good, whereas Kabab were not at all up to the mark.
Ice cream: A+
One of the best ice-creams I have tasted
Traditional pastries: B-
PS. Our first encounter with the management (at the Riad) was not at all welcoming. Perhaps he (a middle-aged, clean-shaved gentleman) took us for back-packers who have arrived at a wrong place. However, after the dinner his attitude was considerably better.
Advice: Don’t be over-judgmental due to superficial attributes of the guests.
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