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Jour et Nuit - Astoria Moroccan mini-report


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Jour et Nuit - Astoria Moroccan mini-report

Lambretta76 | Aug 5, 2005 09:41 AM

Had a surprisingly good meal at Jour et Nuit, the new Moroccan joint on Steinway Street just south of 29th Ave. (I believe the address is 29-04, but I may be mistaken.)

Zaalouk salad to start was nice and peppery, with just a kick of harissa. A little preserved lemon flavor, too, which was nice. Served with a half lemon and some warm Moroccan bread. (The bread was fine, but Maison du Couscous is much better.)

For entrees, I had the mixed grill (merguez, kofta, and chicken) and my friend the lamb tagine. The merguez was very loosely filled and had a great flavor - a fell it may have been homemade. The kofta was nicely grilled, but had a little gaminess from the lamb - however, these were also quite enjoyable - I was just hoping for some sauce or something for this. The chicken was cubed and perfectly grilled over what tasted like charcoal, but I didn't notice a charcoal grill in there. It was accompanied by a sie of so-so fries and an addictive bean salad of which I couldn't identify anything, including the beans. The lamb tagine was excellent - perfectly cooked, moist and flavorful, lamb surrounded by a mountain of peas, with some other vegetables (potatoes, onions, a preserved lemon or two, etc.)

All of this came to $27 including tax, but not tip. Stopped at Laziza afterwards for tasty dessert. We shot down a hookah at Eastern Nights and instead ended up getting a six-pack of Tecate and watching Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle - a fantastic culinary-themed movie. Sort of. :)

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