Tucked away in a discreet corner of Rahba Kedima (the Spice Square) in the heart of the Marrakech souks, chic and trendy Nomad offers dining on the first floor in cosy salons, but in warm weather most customers will head straight upstairs to find a spot on the two sun terraces. The sun terraces offer unique views across the Spice Square and medina rooftops.
Nomad menu items are distinctly creative and dynamic – appetisers include a delicious Shaved cauliflower and fennel salad with fresh herbs and toasted almonds, and a vegetarian version of the famous Moroccan pastilla, filled with spiced vegetables, goats cheese and caramelised tomato confit.
Main courses include Calamari from Agadir served in a cumin infused anchovy, ginger and harissa sauce, served with braised fennel and cherry tomatoes, also Lamb brochettes made with cumin spiced marinated lamb, served with an aubergine, olive and red pepper relish.
If you still have room for dessert, it’s a difficult choice, and includes treats such as Flourless orange cake with caramalized orange zest and whipped cream, also Hibiscus infused yoghurt Panna Cotta with spiced seasonal fruit.
Nomad Restaurant Marrakech is the creation of Moroccan entrepeneur Kamal Laftimi and his brother Oussama, who previously opened Le Jardin restaurant in the heart of the medina. For the creation of Nomad, they teamed with architect and restaurant designer Sebastien de Gzell, who is responsible for the gorgeous French-Maghrebi look with a hint of Scandinavian style.
Nomad Marrakech is located at 1, Derb Arjaan, just off the Place des Epices, or Rahba Kedima, at the end of Rue Semarine, in the middle of the souk area.
It’s open all day long – lunch and dinner – and accepts reservations.
Call Nomad for info and reservations on: +212 (0) 524 381 609