"Be adventurous and try everything!" exclaimed Reyna as the group of seven ladies stiletto-strutted their way back through the lobby of the hotel and out to catch taxis. "It's on Paradise, right?" I asked as I split from the bachelorette and hopped in a cab with Ashley and Katie. "Right," said Bex as we parted ways. "Marrakech on Paradise." I told the cabbie. He seemed slightly confused and said, "I always thought it was Mariachi." "Well, that would be one confused Moroccan Restaurant!" I responded. However, he knew exactly where we wanted to go.
Luxuriously draped red velvet curtains left much to the imagination while we stood in the lobby and listened to music and cheers from inside. As the tall dark handsome man held back the curtains for us we were greeted by a visual delight, transported to a far away destination of a low-lit windowless room with ornate walls, brightly colored chandeliers, low booths covered in rich tapestries, tables with geometric patterns of inlaid wood and a belly dancer twirling about the room. We made ourselves comfortable and received hand towels as napkins. A waiter rinsed all of our hands in rosewater leaving them feeling silky smooth. We thought we were ready for dinner, but had we known what we were about to encounter we may have opted to wear something besides hip-hugging Vegas style party dresses.
The menu is a Prixe Fixe six-course menu consisting of Moroccan style shrimp scampi, Harira Soup, Marrakech Sampler (pickled veggies and hummus), Beef Brochette, Royal Moroccan Couscous Platter with Djaj, and B'Stila.
It was SUCH an amazing dinner. Next time you're in Vegas you must try it for yourself and don't be afraid to venture outside of your comfort zone. Indulge your senses with savory shrimp, delicious hummus, pickled vegetables, tenderly marinated grilled beef, soul soothing soup, chicken that melts in your mouth, and warm flaky puff pastry filled bananas, chocolate and nuts that more than satisfy a sweet tooth. Go to Marrakech with an appetite and plan on a food coma after!