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what to order at aziza?

stuckinschool Nov 30, 2006 11:20 PM

going to aziza tomorrow for my b-day dinner. it'll just be the bf and myself.

what should we order?

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  1. Morton the Mousse RE: stuckinschool Nov 30, 2006 11:24 PM

    Kefta skewers, spreads, basteeya, rabbit.

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      artemis RE: Morton the Mousse Dec 1, 2006 12:28 AM

      second the spreads. i'd suggest asking for one more pita too... you run out of pita before you run out of spread.

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        Morton the Mousse RE: Morton the Mousse Dec 1, 2006 07:03 PM

        Forgot to add:

        The coriander beef stew is incredible soul satisfying on a cold, foggy night. The kitchen really knows how to braise.

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        DCarbonaro RE: stuckinschool Nov 30, 2006 11:27 PM

        Any appetizer with
        Lamb Shank
        Vegetable Tagine


        Lamb Sausauge
        Giant Lima Beans
        B'stilla (basteeya)

        1. Carrie 218 RE: stuckinschool Dec 1, 2006 12:32 AM

          Get the chef's tasting menu which will not only give you tons of various flavors (including the spreads, B'stilla, and other hors d'oeuvres), but leave your choice down to the entree; I've always loved the game meats and rabbit as well as the lamb.

          Also, make sure to order a cocktail! They are amazing!

          1. Robert Lauriston RE: stuckinschool Dec 1, 2006 12:47 AM

            Aboid the lamb shank unless you like really sweet meat dishes.

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              Atomica RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 1, 2006 12:26 PM

              I agree with this. The basteeya gets very mixed reviews too. Do not skip dessert.

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                Robert Lauriston RE: Atomica Dec 1, 2006 03:40 PM

                The basteeya was the best I've had. Filling wasn't sweet and they went very easy on the powdered sugar (which I hate). Splitting one between four on the tasting menu was a modest helping.


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              Armoise RE: stuckinschool Dec 1, 2006 04:46 AM

              The giant lima beans with ras el hanout tomato sauce and feta are incredible.
              Love the spicy sausage.
              Mushroom phyllo triangles also great.

              Couscous! Every one on the menu is differently seasoned and you have never had couscous that tastes this good. I even love the vegetarian one.

              It's not in season right now but last March I had a cardoon salad with pounded garlic, preserved lemon and olive oil that blew my mind.

              Fish claypot is great, so is the prawn tagine. I normally don't like sweet meats but loved the lamb shank.

              Outrageously good desserts, very interesting and enticing.

              Bastilla only if you have enough people that it won't fill you up too much for the other food.

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                Morton the Mousse RE: Armoise Dec 1, 2006 05:09 AM

                Mrs. Mousse and I always get the basteeya for two. We eat half there and take half home. It reheats well and makes for a fantastic breakfast.

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: Morton the Mousse Dec 1, 2006 03:41 PM

                  Cardoons are in season now. That sounds great.

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                scenicrec RE: stuckinschool Dec 1, 2006 03:35 PM

                The rabbit is excellent, and desserts are some of the best in town.

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                  Maya RE: stuckinschool Dec 1, 2006 04:38 PM

                  A Harissa Bloody Mary and the Tasting Menu. Cannot go wrong there.

                  1. jupiter RE: stuckinschool Dec 1, 2006 06:54 PM

                    I will second the Haoibut Clay pot with green olives. Out of this world good.

                    that is what i will be having when we go next week.

                    The giant lima beans are also very excellent. I am not a big fan of the Bastilla (or however you spell it) but that is cause when we went last time they dumped WAY to much powedered sugar on top and i have a thing about hot raisins, which they included in the mix.

                    The Lentil soup is quite good too.

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