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Marrakech Gourmet

Postby ItsAllAboutMe » Fri May 07, 2010 12:29 pm

Marrakech Gourmet

Looks like they will occupy the rest of the space next to Pancheros

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Postby nativeomahan » Fri May 07, 2010 10:23 pm

This was written up in the OWH dining section today.

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Postby Brad » Mon May 10, 2010 8:29 am

MOROCCAN AT THE BRANDEIS

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100430/E ... /704309951

Nichole Aksamit
World-Herald Staff Writer wrote:
A new Moroccan eatery is coming to the food court at the Brandeis Building, 210 S. 16th St.

Marrakech Gourmet at the Brandeis, expected to open by mid-May, is owned by Jo Lynn Clemens and chef Moussa Drissi.

Clemens said Drissi is a Moroccan native who worked with Art Smith, Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, in Chicago. Drissi started a catering company in Omaha before partnering with Clemens to launch the Brandeis spot.

“It's going to be healthy, obviously, in the Mediterranean style,” Clemens said. “We'll have wraps and paninis with Moroccan spices as well as soups. We're also looking at having some buffet-type items.”
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Postby Stargazer » Mon May 10, 2010 10:49 am

They desperately need to start converting 16th Street into angled parking.  There's so much potential here, and it would go a long ways toward improving the viability of these businesses propping up on this side of downtown.

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Postby Coyote » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:37 pm

[font=Georgia]Marrakech Gourmet brings the flavorful cuisine to Omaha[/font]

Lainey Seyler of The Reader wrote:Moroccan food is new to Omaha. Ethiopian and Sudanese eateries that have opened in recent years in the city are the closest we’ve come to the flavorful, slow-cooked culinary style of this northeast African nation. Moroccan cuisine generally relies heavily on spices (such as saffron, cumin and ginger) and herbs (such as mint; think Moroccan mint tea) for its flavor.

“Moroccan food is unique,” says Drissi. “It’s been influenced by so many regions (and tribes) in Morocco. We get Spanish cuisine, Middle Eastern. We also have East African cuisine. Morocco has been a colony by the French, so they brought French cuisine.”

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Postby ricko » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:13 am

Thanks for the link. I hope he can follow through on his dream of opening a casual Moroccan restaurant in Omaha. It would be a great addition to the Omaha dining scene. One of the best meals I've had was at a Moroccan restaurant----awesome food. It's unlike any other cuisine I've had before.

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Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:53 pm

[font=Georgia]Chefs entice diners with flavors of Morocco, Tanzania[/font]

Jane Palmer WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:Our food is a combination of Moroccan, Mediterranean and the Middle Eastern region. We cook from scratch. We do a lot of grilling and stewing.

We use no artificial anything. We use the freshest herbs. We import a lot of fresh spices, saffron, pure honey. We accommodate vegan and gluten free. We're kid friendly, we cater and we deliver.
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Postby mgmlot93 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:39 am

We went to the 33rd street location last night and the food was wonderful. I hope they do well.

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Postby derog » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:34 pm

FYI, the location in the Brandeis is closed.

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Postby nativeomahan » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:45 pm

Marrakech reminds me a bit of one of those ethnic restaurants you are apt to find adjacent to large universities.  Quirky, informal, laid back...to the point we had to track our server back into their office to get the check...but the food is delicious.

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Postby ThatGuy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:54 pm

mgmlot93 wrote:We went to the 33rd street location last night and the food was wonderful. I hope they do well.


Super affordable too.

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Re: Marrakech Gourmet

Postby frankt » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:05 pm

Closed. Now it's a burger joint.

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Re: Marrakech Gourmet

Postby daveoma » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:50 am

frankt wrote:Closed. Now it's a burger joint.

So sad. They had the most delicious mint green tea. Last time I checked you can still buy it at the Tea Smith.

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Re: Marrakech Gourmet

Postby Nick808402 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:18 pm

darn! They're closed?!?! Ate there a few times and loved it. Was pricey but worth it. Been wanting to go back for a while.

I had a pick up take out order once after the lunch rush and talked to the owner and chef for like 20 minutes. Really nice and genuine guy.


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