If you want to experience local culture, it’s a must to eat local food. Especially in Morocco, where all the food is really fantastic. Marrakesh home dining by ResiRest is a way to get a taste of true local culture. It’s not a restaurant, but you eat together with a local family at their home.
They experienced Marrakesh home dining
Dutch couple Peter and Frieda love to travel and eat local during their trips. They already made several visits to ResiRest families in The Gambia. Recently, they went to Morocco. Of course, they wanted to experience the Marrakesh home dining as well. So, off they go to visit Ilham. Ilham is a young Moroccan woman who loves to meet people. Besides, she loves to cook too. Altogether a perfect match with Peter and Frieda.
Peter and Frieda tell us about the meeting: “We get a taxi, which soon arrives at a small house. Ilham lives here together with her mother and brother. The house is neat and cozy.” The food is already on the stove, soon it will be ready. Ilham puts plates and cutlery on the table. “We asked how they normally eat. Because we like to adjust to them and eat the way they eat. When they tell us that they eat from the tajine, we ask if we can join them in this way. And so we did. Eating Moroccan food the Moroccan way.”
Beats a restaurant
About the food, Peter and Frieda comment: “The food was delicious. Better than in any restaurant.” And, not only the food is a big plus. It’s fun to meet local people. “Despite the language barrier we talk, using hands and feed, and laugh together. Since it was the first time for Ilham to receive foreign guests, some family stops by. Also, the neighbors drop in. They invited us for a cup of mint tea, so we went to their house after dinner to drink the traditional tea together.”
Message from Marrakesh
In addition, we received a message from Ilham. She’s happy & proud to hear the review by Peter and Frieda. For Ilham, it was a pleasant experience too. “When we met, Frieda handed me beautiful flowers. She brought them as a present, very thoughtful. It made me feel comfortable and I was nice to get to know Peter and Frieda. I’m glad I could give them a good time, and provide them with traditional food.”
Marrakesh home dining for you
Would you like to meet local people too? And enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner together? You can easily arrange a Marrakesh home dining experience by using the free ResiRest app or send us a booking request. Ilham and her family, and several other Moroccan families love to welcome you! See you soon!
ResiRest connects travelers and locals through food. Working together with many partners, we provide globally a reliable network of host families. We believe in fair and sustainable travel. Meaning travelers pay a fair price & local families receive a fair income.