Like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their 1942 road trip flick, we’re off on the road to Morocco through Chef Alexander’s first prix-fixe event of the 2016 season. Join us from January 26 to 31 for “Road to Morocco,” a four-course dinner with choices that celebrates the cuisine of North Africa.
The third of seven road trip adventures (Rio, Singapore, Hong Kong and more), the plot of the duo’s Moroccan escapade is, like all of their films, corny and contrived: Starving vagabond Jeff (Bing Crosby) sells best friend Orville (Bob Hope) into slavery in a Moroccan marketplace to buy food. Searching for his partner after an attack of conscience, Jeff discovers that Orville is now engaged to the gorgeous Princess Shalmar (Dorothy Lamour).
Chef Alexander has created 10 dishes for this dinner that are every bit as tasty and alluring as Ms. Lamour herself. The menu is an exciting blend of exotic, classic Moroccan dishes with the Chef’s wonderful California spin. As an appetizer, for example, select Rabbit Basteeya with spiced almond, prune and foie gras sauce. Basteeya is traditionally a sweet and savory pie (think pot pie) filled with a mixture of meat and spices. The centerpiece of Chef’s take is rabbit.
We’ll feature options like Harira Soup, Dixon Lamb Tagine and Saffron Rice Pudding. For the less adventurous among you. . .relax and trust us! You’re gonna love this one!
For those of you who are uncomfortable with change, you will be pleased to learn that prix-fixe pricing remains static at $59.95 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations are highly recommended by calling the restaurant at 530-823-0320 or go online to www.opentable.com.
Tune in next week for a course-by-course sit down with the Chef as he reveals all about Road to Morocco. Click here for reservations.