I didn't spin the globe this week, instead I decided to find a cuisine/restaurant that fit into my insanely busy schedule. I am spending quite a bit of time this week in the East Village/Lower Manhattan so I decided to focus my search of a new food adventure in this area. I came across Cafe Mogador, a Moroccan restaurant on St. Marks Place.
I didn't do much research on Moroccan food prior to visiting this restaurant, instead I decided to wing it. I had the chicken tagine with apricot and prunes, which comes with a side dish of couscous. The chicken tagine is a slow cooked Moroccan dish. The chicken was incredibly tender, almost melt in your mouth kind of tender. I didn't really taste any strong flavors, but the combination of the apricots with the chicken was a nice sweet/savory combination. The couscous was a bit bland, so I mixed it with the sauce of the chicken tagine which gave it a little bit of flavor.
|Chicken Tagine with Apricot and Prunes|
Overall my Moroccan food adventure, was not very adventurous. The food was tasty, but unfortunately not memorable. This one may require a do-over.
In the mean time, stay tune. We are less than two weeks away from the 4th of July celebration. In honor of this holiday, I will be doing 7 days of American food. I hope you join me on that food adventure. Until next time, Buen Provecho!
101 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
Closest Subway Stop: Astor Place (6), 1st Ave/14th St (L)