The Ruined Garden Fez Medina

merchants house to ruin to rubbish dump to garden to Cafe & Spice Garden & Cooking School.

Anonymous asked: When are you open?

Thursday through to Tuesday 13.00 to 21.30

NEW YEARS EVE MENU - 650 per head, 3 courses & drinks, including Lamb ‘Mechwi’, Moroccan Salads & Sea Bass Tagine. 
booking in advance essential for the Salon, though if dry you are welcome to come and sit in the garden - a few trumpets at mid-night, but otherwise low key.

Message Robert at robertinfez@gmail.com

NEW YEARS EVE MENU - 650 per head, 3 courses & drinks, including Lamb ‘Mechwi’, Moroccan Salads & Sea Bass Tagine.
booking in advance essential for the Salon, though if dry you are welcome to come and sit in the garden - a few trumpets at mid-night, but otherwise low key.

Message Robert at robertinfez@gmail.com

Olive Oil, I know this photo looks like nothing, but what is inside is incredible.  This seasons oil from close to Fez, pressed by Najia, housekeeper and my righthand.  A donkey turns the stones that grind the olives to extract the oil.  Several things though have aligned to make this extra-ordinary.  

The season is so late due to lack of rain earlier (the fruit was ready but people hold off hoping for rain thus getting a higher yield) that the olives are mostly black, rather than a mixture of green, purple & black.

It is cold at this time of year, a more normal harvest in late October will be much warmer, but because it is so late the olives, equipment, grinding stones & the air is cold, reducing the increase in heat caused by the friction between the stones. 

Et voila the phenols have not been burnt off.

Really grassy and round, it will clear after a week or so.

Olive Oil, I know this photo looks like nothing, but what is inside is incredible. This seasons oil from close to Fez, pressed by Najia, housekeeper and my righthand. A donkey turns the stones that grind the olives to extract the oil. Several things though have aligned to make this extra-ordinary.

The season is so late due to lack of rain earlier (the fruit was ready but people hold off hoping for rain thus getting a higher yield) that the olives are mostly black, rather than a mixture of green, purple & black.

It is cold at this time of year, a more normal harvest in late October will be much warmer, but because it is so late the olives, equipment, grinding stones & the air is cold, reducing the increase in heat caused by the friction between the stones.

Et voila the phenols have not been burnt off.

Really grassy and round, it will clear after a week or so.

Winter Sun in the garden, a great tonic.

Will he slay Medusa with one of these?

The Ruined Garden will be closed for a week, starting Wednesday 4th December & finishing Wednesday 11th. 
Open the evening of the 3rd & from 13.00 Thursday 12th.
A little winter refurbishment.

The Ruined Garden will be closed for a week, starting Wednesday 4th December & finishing Wednesday 11th. 

Open the evening of the 3rd & from 13.00 Thursday 12th.

A little winter refurbishment.

48 Hours in Fez

A great article in the Independent - coming out in the Saturday paper.

Thank you for my photo Vanessa Bonnin.

Anonymous asked: Is the eating area heated??

The Salon has a log fire and we also light a large fire in the garden if it is dry…do call me direct if you want to book a table close to either of these warm spots +212 (0) 649191410

spots.

& here is the result, Eel with fennel, wholegrain mustard & potato salad.

& here is the result, Eel with fennel, wholegrain mustard & potato salad.