Monday, December 15, 2008
Ta-Zin Moroccan Restaurant
Ta-Zin (427 Jefferson Ave, 305.531.8900) officially opens today. It's a North African restaurant heavy on the belly dancers and whirling dervishes. But thankfully, the food is actually pretty good. We sampled a 5-course menu that included a Moroccan bean soup called Bessara (it perked up nicely with a squeeze of lemon), a platter of meze that included spicy carrot salad, humus, baba and marinated peppers, a chicken pastilla (phyllo-wrapped shredded chicken topped with almonds and a dusting of sugar), and the main course (below), was three different stews including a lemon chicken with artichokes, meatballs in tomato sauce, lamb with apricots and prunes and a massive tagine of couscous topped with zuchini and pumpkin. And for dessert, almond cookies and sweet mint tea.