Mar 10, 2010

Sultan's Tent Restaurant and BerBer Lounge

What can be better then rich, flavorful food and exquisite décor? Add great wine list, central downtown location, and outstanding service to the mix and you got yourself a winner. Sultan's Tent restaurant and it's little sister, BerBer lounge are my new favorites.

We got a bit of preferential treatment at the Sultan's Tent thanks to the restaurant's manager who happens to be my good friend's relative. We were greeted at the door by a smiling, pleasant hostess and, after checking in our coats, were sited in a private tent towards the end of the restaurant. The tent was a bit dark, but very cozy with authentic Moroccan décor. We've ordered drinks and dug into the menu.

Sultan's Tent offers a 4-course set dinner for a base price of $39.99. Some items on the menu have extra charges associated with them, so expect to spend about $70 per person with drinks. Get soup for the first course-it's good beyond your wildest expectations with a rich aroma and warm flavor. For the second coarse opt for the crab cakes, and get lamb for the main. There are two lamb dishes on the menu that are prepared using Moroccan spices and served with couscous or grilled veggies. Wash it down with young Spanish or Australian red to refresh your palette. For desert, choose either crème Brule or dark chocolate cake served with traditional sweet mint tea. The tea ceremony is an experience in itself (tea pots and tiny heat-proof glasses are available for sale).

After dinner head downstairs for an authentic Moroccan experience with a modern twist. BerBer lounge is beautiful and comfortable, and the bar has a better-then-average selection of high-end drinks (think French Champaign and 20-years old scotch). A three-course set dinner is also available for $29.99, along with sharing platters ($50, serves 4). Make sure to look around and absorb every detail of the décor-it's fascinating!

Overall, I would give Sultan's Tent and BerBer combo the highest praise. Make it your next dining destination-you won't regret it!


1 comment:

Nelia said...

I love the Sultan's Tent! It was le boyfriend's and my first date :) And an anniversary hangout! Loooove the food and the ambience!