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Any favorite places for a tagine?


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Any favorite places for a tagine?

shanshan | | Aug 24, 2009 03:43 PM

Anyone know where is the best place to replicate this in NY? I am probably going to check out Tangine Tasting Gallery tonight to satisfy this crave.. I went there once a year ago and it missed.. the lemons lacked flavor or they didn't put enough in.. so the dish missed.. but I am willing to try again unless someone else knows the secret place

I've tried at other places that have missed the mark by much more.. Le'Orange Bleue and Le Gamin I found ot be more style than substance (though it was 1-2 years since I have eaten there)... I had very high hopes for Barbes in Murray Hill, but it also fell flat.

I'm just looking for the classic chicken tagine.. but one that knocks your socks off...

One of my favorite meals ever.. and I do mean ever, was a finger-licking good tagine I had in a small road-side diner near Ourzazate ("Wa za za" or something like that) while on a trip in Morocco. I wasn't hungry and inhaled it.. I should have ordered a second. It was a classic chicken tangine.. clay pot.. olives..roasted potatoes, preserved lemon (although I think the one I got came with grapefruit, I don't remember exactly).. perfectly cooked local chicken... wow I just dug up a photo I took of the menu.. Riad Maktoub Ait Ben Haddou is the name...