'A Moorish Mirage' - Gourmet travel feature for Food and Travel magazine.
Nick Savage and I explore the food and culture of Rabat, Morocco's administrative capital, a city with no less than three UNESCO world heritage sites.
Nick Savage and I step into the Moroccan administerative capital of Rabat to explore enchanting streets of untouched medinas, charming architecture and historic ruins, while stopping for the odd glass of tea and a spicy sweet tagine...
Udayas Kasbah from the water front, Rabat
The Lamp Man leads you safely to Dinarjat Restaurant through the maze like streets of the Medina,
The charming staff at Dinerjat Restaurant pouring tea in the traditional way to create the essential foam on top of the tea.
Local Wild Artichokes at Dinerjat Restaurant, Medina, Rabat
Delicate Pigeon Paseleria at Dinerjat Restaurant, Medina, Rabat
Traditional tea at Dinerjat Restaurant, Rabat, Morocco.
Udayas Kasbah at sunrise from Sale, Rabat, Morocco.
The stately Hotel La Tour Hassan, Rabat, Morocco.
Head Chef Lala (Mamma) Latifa at Hotel La Tour Hassan, Rabat, Morocco.
Moroccan cinnamon orange salad at Hotel La Tour Hassan, Rabat, Morocco.
Mr Baya, the long standing employee of Hotel La Tour Hassan, Rabat, Morocco.
Mrouzia, Lamb with raisons, toasted almonds and honey at Hotel La Tour Hassan, Rabat, Morocco.
A royal guard at Hassan Tower & Mohamed V Mausoleum, one of three UNESCO sites in Rabat, Morocco.
Storks nest in La Challah, a medieval fortified Muslim necropolis and one of three UNESCO Sites in Rabat, Morocco.
Inside Rabat's rather laid back Medina, just one of three UNESCO world heritage sites, Rabat, Morocco.
Sunrise over Rabat from Udayas Kasbah, Rabat, Morocco.
The UNESCO world heritage site of the Udayas Kasbah, Rabat, Morocco.
Ali Belha Butchers in the Medina, Rabat, Morocco.
Deliciouse Fish Sandwich or Brochettes are available from vendors in the Udayas Kasbah, Rabat, Morocco.
Freshly Cooked Snails are a local delicacy in the medina but you have to know where to look, Medina, Rabat, Morocco.
Shebakia or chabakiya, Flower shaped, deep fried sesame cookies dipped in honey are a favourite in the Medina, Rabat, Morocco.
Sandy beaches and more rugged coastline surround Rabat like the holiday beach here at the coastal town of Tamara.
Morocco's very own Winery, Thalvin Wines, Near Rabat.