La Table de Fès: In the sign of Spices

La Table de Fès : sous le signe des épices

Loc­ated in the heart of the vil­lage of Cogolin, is a dis­creet res­taur­ant char­ac­ter­ized by his pat­ron, Sli­mane Mrani. The house has exis­ted since 1984 and has been run for a dec­ade by Sli­mane. He has acquired his cook­ing skills as a chef at the Giraglia of Port Grim­aud and at the Mes­sar­dière of St Tropez. But one day he wanted a change: He wanted to share the typ­ic­al and fresh dishes of his child­hood. Reg­u­lar cus­tom­ers and fam­il­ies bene­fit from it.

The Spices of Morocco

The kit­chen is gen­er­ous, like the Moroc­can and fresh dishes. Taste: the tra­di­tion­al “Couscous Roy­al”, but also “lamb tajine with can­died plums” or “tajine with chick­en, pickled lem­ons and olives” and pastries pre­pared by the pat­ron­ess, Fatima. The veget­ables come from loc­al shops. The spices come dir­ectly from Morocco. “The cin­na­mon, cumin and tra­di­tion­al spices taste dif­fer­ently there.” One advant­age: In the sum­mer the road is closed to traffic, and you can eat on the ter­race.

Open for lunch and din­ner from 20 Janu­ary to Decem­ber. In July and August closed for lunch (except by appoint­ment).
Aver­age price of a meal: 20 € – 30 €.
21, rue Nationale, Cogolin

Text: Chris­ti­ane Georges (cgeorges@nicematin.fr)
Var-Mat­in, Vendredi 11 mai 2012 (Fri­day 11th May 2012), Page 6, Les tables du monde (The res­taur­ants of the world)