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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Oum el Banine

16 bis, rue Dufrenoy Send to Phone
01 45 04 91 22
Métro: Rue de la Pompe
Authentic Fassi cuisine from Morocco, including dishes rarely seen elsewhere.

Cuisine
Open
Closed Sun., 2 wks. in Aug. Open until 11pm
Open late
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Oum el Banine Restaurant Review

: To enter, knock on the heavy wooden door, just as you would in Morocco. Maria Seguin, who used to teach in Fez, is no longer at this eatery. But her friend, Ahmed Termidi, continues to practice authentic Fassi cuisine, whose secrets he gathered from recipes from the last Arab palace cooks. Five types of couscous are on offer, as well as fourteen tagines (with olives and pickled lemons, peppers and tomato, zucchini and thyme, etc.). More rarely seen, but typically Moroccan, are brains in a piquant tomato sauce, spiced tripe, and calf’s foot with chickpeas. For dessert, an almond cream b’steeya. Slosh it all down with a Beni M’tir from the Meknes region.



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