As a result of a long time fascination with restaurant reviewing and a real gap in Dubai for an online resource dedicated to impartial restaurant reviews, Samantha Wood, a restaurant reviewer and food blogger, launched FooDiva just over two years ago and within nine months it won its first award, with the second following a year later.
Dish to devour
Here are my top picks for the destinations I visited. Bar one restaurant, all specialize in Moroccan dishes. When I travel I tend to embrace local culture and wrap my taste buds around that country’s cuisine.
In one restaurant, we spotted horse fillet which my brother-in-law ordered and loved! I would have eaten it had the sauce appealed to me – just depends on how adventurous your palate is.
La Mamounia, the grand dame of hotels in Marrakech, nearly a century old, but beware it’s like Fort Knox getting in. We made a restaurant reservation and wangled our way through – so dark and eerily quiet, almost museum-like. Very disappointing so don’t bother. The exterior façade is beautiful enough for photos.