Tanji Bar is the latest achievement of the Riad Monceau Group, a luxury hotel complex located next to the famous Jemaa El Fna square in Marrakech and that also includes a gourmet restaurant run by chef Rachida Sahnoune and a cooking school labelled “MarrakChef” in reference to the famous gastronomic trophy created by Riad Monceau.
Tanji Bar is a bistro dedicated to the most iconic Marrakchi dish: tanjia. Tanji Bar not only serves traditional tanjia – cooked as it should be for 8 hours in a terracotta pot placed on the embers of the local hammam or baker’s oven – but it also offers a “bistro” version, cooked with red Médaillon wine. A unique recipe, exclusive, which is the signature of the house. A cookery delight to taste, of course, with a glass of red wine or else with one of the wonderful fresh fruit juice cocktails which are also a specialty of the house.
Although Riad Monceau is an Arab-Andalusian palace in classical style, Tanji Bar offers an astonishing decor that takes visitors right in the New York underground. Ceiling and walls made of vintage bricks, shelves and lamps industrial-inspired, huge heavy wood and metal table … One cannot help thinking of the NYC Village artists’ workshops and to the hip and chic spirit attached to it. Andy Warhol is not far. Culinary happiness either.
Playlist jazz-lounge accents eventually create a relaxed atmosphere that gets nonetheless very warm on sport game nights as Tanji Bar broadcasts sporting events on a giant screen, starting with the Euro on June 2016. Apart from these special nights Tanji Bar will stick to the arty side, hosting fine arts exhibitions that will give foodies as many reasons as to visi so many good reasons to come back and visit this mecca of gastronomy in Marrakech.