The esteemed chef looked to Dinarjat for authentic Moroccan cuisine, which he says “should be part of the best cooking in the world.” A guide dressed in a traditional costume escorts you to the open patio dining area, decked in magnificent Arab-Andalusian-style decor. Sample an array of gastronomic dishes like kebabs, couscous, and local pastries.
Dining in an African country opened chef Robuchon’s eyes to the wonders of cooking with spices, which he rarely used in the past. He even said that cumin smelled like wood or smashed insects. However, his views changed after savoring a plate of zaalouk (“zah-luk”)—a Moroccan eggplant salad that highlights the flavors of paprika and cayenne pepper.
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