Wine to Pair with Moroccan food?
Going for Moroccan tomorrow. We finally found a place that won't wave belly dancers at us. Not that I don't like belly dancers-my husband likes them too. Sometimes we just want a meal without a show.
Anyhoo, what should I bring?
Also, any Moroccan wines worth getting? They have a few on the menu (a very short and boring wine list, otherwise.)
We're planning on a little hummous, eggplant, cous cous, lamb and maybe merguez or something.
There should be a law against not bringing a nice riesling to a "tipico" Moroccan meal. Kabinett or Spatlese are first choices if you can only bring one bottle.
In reds I liked both a zinfandel and shiraz with a recent meal, seemed to match almost every dish. Two bottles of pinot (aged red burgundy) fell flat, however... go with the spicier zin or syrah.
At a nearby table I saw a couple splitting a BYOB of Silver Oak Cabernet... great wine but such a mis-match for a Moroccan meal, IMO.