La Maison Arabe
The twinkling stars of the seemingly endless African sky, the mesmerizing Arab-Andalusian lute and guitar music, and a dreamy outdoor setting surrounding a serene lap pool create a dining experience like no other. Two French women stranded during World War II decided to make Marrakesh their home. They opened in 1946 intent on catering to foreigners and teaching them a thing or two about traditional Moroccan cuisine. Its charm and old school elegance wooed Sir Winston Churchill and Jacqueline Kennedy into repeat visits. A magical place in the heart of the Marrakesh medina, the proprietor today still caters to travelers from abroad, but the menu has a fusion focus with plenty of French and Asian inspired lighter fare alongside the local favorites.