June 21, 2011

Cafe Mogador: Moroccan Specialties

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
Couscous
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
Phone: 212.677.2226
Closest Subway Stop: Astor Place (6), 1st Ave/14th St (L)