After a short break, Le Lude Wine Estate and the Barrow family and teams in the tasting room, restaurant and cellar are back at work, refreshed and ready for the remainder of 2019.
Executive chef of Le Lude Orangerie Restaurant, Nicolene Barrow returned from a culinary journey through Morocco, fresh with inspiration from the sights and sounds of this breath-taking and colourful country.
It should come as no surprise that our Chef’s favourite part of Morocco was Fez, one of the country’s most historic cities, known as the ‘culture and culinary capital’. “It was mystical,” she said of the city. “The Mediterranean is known for its lamb, and I had the best lamb I have ever had in my life, in Marrakech’s Mechoui Alley, where Chez Lamine Mustapha is well known for his whole pit roasted lamb – a real master in his craft. It is a must stop.”
She was also taken by Marrakech’s small neighbourhood bakeries, where families take their unbaked breads for the bakers to bake each morning. “The fires from the ovens also heat up the marble for the Hammam above.”
Come and try Orangerie’s classical French cuisine, presented with a contemporary twist, where what is on the plate is presented looking as good as it tastes.