After skipping breakfast and going for a short hike in the Shenandoah Mountains, we stopped at this highly rated Moroccan and Mediterranean Restaurant in Charlottesville. Maddy chose the salad, which included marinated chicken, feta cheese, and an assortment of vegetables.
Her friend chose the Chicken Shwarma Wrap.
I choose the Casablanca wrap, with lean beef Kafta with seven spices. Both wraps came with lettuce, tomato, and Aromas sauce. The entrees were delicious, although we had a few small quibbles. The wraps were a little bready for my taste, the food was served lukewarm, and the meat Aroma sauce, which was delicious, was spread too thin to completely season the inner contents. Again, all small issues, but next time I will remember to ask for a side of Aromas sauce.
The desserts were beautiful. Above is the traditional baklava. Below was a special variation with pistachios and grain that tasted like mini-wheat cereal, along with Greek yogurt and a pomegranate reduction. The desserts were fantastic, although a little steep at $5 and $7. Note however, that there is no lunch menu - the lunch and dinner menu are one in the same.
Both the service and the food met our expectations, and we know this restaurant is destined to be a hit in Charlottesville.