An Evening in Casablanca

Maltese Widow’s Soup

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Ingredients: 1 onion chopped 2 garlic cloves sliced 4 sticks celery 3 carrots chopped ½ cabbage shredded ½ cauliflower chopped into florets (include leaves) 150 g broad beans (replace with peas if you don’t have broad beans) 3 potatoes chopped 1 zucchini chopped 2 large tomatoes chopped 1 kohlrabi chopped (optional) 2 vegetable stock cubes […]

Almond Cigars with Honey and Cinnamon

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Ingredients: 20 sheets of phyllo 3 cups of ground almonds 1 tablespoon of melted butter or argan oil 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 1/2 cup of granulated sugar 1/4 cup of Orange Flower Water 1 egg white Vegetable oil for frying Ritrovo Selection Acacia Honey Directions: In a large bowl, mix together the ground almonds, melted butter or […]

Lamb Tajine with Prunes and Olives

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 2 lb (1-inch-thick) lamb shoulder chops 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 cups water 1 pinch saffron threads, crumbled 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 large carrots, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 2/3 cup pitted prunes 1/2 cup […]

North African Cauliflower Salad with Chermoula Dressing

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Ingredients: For the Charmoula Dressing: 1/2 cup Mustapha’s Moroccan Olive Oil 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 red Fresno chili, seeded and minced 1/4 cup Victoria Gourmet Moroccan Seasoning 1 teaspoon Poggi Bonsi Spicy Garlic Sea Salt 1 cup chopped and loosely packed fresh cilantro For […]

Stuffed Marrakech Flat Bread

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

This flatbread is kind of a ‘Marrakech pizza’; its actual name is khboz bchehmar, which means ‘bread with little bits of meat’. It’s made in various ways all over southern Morocco. Some versions include chopped hard-boiled eggs along with the meat, others include almonds or grated carrots, and still others add slices of cheese. You […]

Suffering Bastard Cocktail

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

We thought this was a fitting cocktail for Rick. Ingredients: 1 ounce bourbon 1 ounce gin 1 ounce fresh lime juice 1 dash Angostura bitters 4 ounces chilled Rachel’s Blood Orange Ginger Soda Directions: Pour ingredients into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass and top with ginger ale, adding more ice if needed. Garnish with a sprig […]

An Evening in Casablanca Cooking Class Menu

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Thursday & Friday, October 13 & 14, 2016 6-8pm Dust off your white dinner jacket and find your fez because tonight we’ll imagine we’re dining at Rick’s Cafe Americain! This menu features the exotic flavors of North Africa and the Southern Mediterranean. Includes instruction, plenty of food sampling, cocktail, wine, and a recipe booklet. Class fee: […]