An old carpet store off the famed spice market was transformed into the Nomad in 2014, by entrepreneurs, Kamal Laftimi and Sebastian de Gzell.

In the heart of the Medina, with an emphasis on fresh local produce, the hotel is spread over four floors with a rooftop restaurant, which where most people head. It is hot to eat outside and I suggest a drink of fresh lemon and mint or a fresh fruit smoothie to cool you off. The food is international and modern Moroccan. The place is shabby chic and offers a dynamic and modern interpretation of Moroccan food. Like the shaved cauliflower salad dish, with fennel with fresh herbs and toasted almonds. Or calamari in a cumin-infused anchovy, ginger and harissa sauce, or lamb with Aubergine.

There are choices for vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores alike. You will find a mix of Moorish flavours and spices with contemporary cooking techniques. It has a killer view of the old city, and you can see an array of carpets airing out nearby.

Profits from the restaurant go to a local charity. It’s a mid-range price establishment that is an informal and a very stylish hangout. The decor is a subdued beige palette throughout with black and white tiled tables, and lots of throw cushions.

Not easy to find, I recommend a guide walks you there, unless you have a built-in GPS.

Happy Dining,
Shanea

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