Marrakech, Morocco: part three.
la place Jemaa el-Fnaa. la nuit.
Jemaa el-Fnaa is the main square in Marrakech that is as animated at night as it is in the day. It’s packed with dried fruit and nut and fresh orange juice booths. You can see the steam rising off the food vendors stalls serving up lamb and chicken kabobs, tajines and lentils, who beckon you (almost to the point of harassment) to come to their stall. Men pushing carts of different almond pastries circle the square. Belly dancers, musicians and story tellers are scattered about.
We made a nightly stop at this man’s cart, serving up the most delicious and flavorful ginger+cinnamon+nutmeg+cardamon+star anise tea I have ever tasted. It was served with a really dense and soft Moroccan spice cake, which he would spoon off the large mound into little plates for us. This might be one of the things I’m going to miss the most. Good thing I bought a big bag of their spice mix to take back to Paris with me!