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September sees the start of apple season at Kasbah Tamadot. During this time of year, over 500 thousand tonnes of apples are cultivated across Morocco, which means there are a huge number of apple varieties to choose from. For example, the Asni apple is not particularly sweet so makes a perfect accompaniment for eating alongside more savoury foods such as meat and fish. Nevertheless, they can also be cooked to create a mouth-watering apple cake!
Our head chef, Benoît, is from Normandy in France and he absolutely loves apples! They are a really versatile fruit which means from a chef's perspective there are lots of exciting, and of course delicious, things you can create with them.
To celebrate, our chefs have been busy developing and perfecting a number of tempting apple-based dishes for guests to enjoy throughout the month. The dishes will be available on our standard and buffet menus on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. And if that wasn't enough, our bar staff have been busy creating a new champagne apple cocktail.
To really get you taste buds tingling, here is a preview of our apple-based menu.
Roasted langoustine with chorizo bacon bits
Apple caramel and golden apple terrine
Seared filet of seabass, celeriac and Gala apple purée
Dried apple and wild fennel crumble, creamy and spicy fish sauce
Roasted duck breast with date syrup
Couscous blend, baked apples
Galaxy** Apple **
Apple Bourdelot, apple foam, apple sorbet, apple tatin
If you have been inspired to create your own apple-based dish, you are in luck! Benoit has shared his special recipe for creating one of his favourite desserts, an apple marble cinnamon cake. Feel free to print out a copy of the recipe below and create one to share with all your friends.
Apple Marble Cinnamon Cake
Serves 6 people
Butter 250 g
Sugar 250 g
Eggs 250 g
Flour 250 g
Corn starch 250 g
Red apples 1 kg
Cinnamon powder 3 g
Brown sugar 10 g
A slice of cake is tastes delicious when served with vanilla ice cream.
If you are visiting Kasbah in September, make sure to share your pictures with us! Simple share you pictures on our Kasbah Tamadot Facebook page or tag @virginlimitededition on Instagram.
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