Hi loves I hope you’re doing fine <3 ! A couple of weeks ago, we spend a week end with my cutie pie Yas at Relais & Chateaux locations in Fes : Hotel Sahrai & Riad Fes. Two luxurious places for when you feel like escaping the city for a fancy week end with your boo. Or your girlfriends. Or just because you want to go to Fes and buy some khlii and feel like being pampered and treated like a royalty while doing so.
We drove on a Friday and arrived late at night at the Sahrai, where the staff was extremely welcoming. Since it was way past midnight, the downstairs restaurants were closed, so we got offered to eat at The Rooftop bar where there’s a pretty exhaustive snack menu. I opted for the Burrata (complete with arugula, cherry tomatoes, parmesan and pesto) because have you actually ever met me, and Yasmine for the creamy mushroom risotto with homemade waffle chips.
Morning soon came around and I was pretty excited to see what the breakfast buffet had to offer. I’m all about that breakfast life. Just one foot in the restaurant and you could clearly see that the hotel is stepping up their game with the quality of their propositions. It’s all about refined presentation and lingering taste at the Sahrai.
Cheese plate with different types of hard and soft cheeses (the creamy brie won my heart), salmon and fresh veggies, granola & dried fruits, fresh danish, cakes (cream & raspberry and chocolate) and a made on the spot egg counter. You just know the moroccan in me will always go for bid bel khlii. It’s the quintessence of my country, the epitome of moroccan breakfast, the tasty saltiness for the kick you need in the morning. I could write sonnets about it. And for someone who’s not especially into red meat or just food with strong taste in general, I have the biggest exception for our own personal brand of beef jerky.
Breakfast is served inside the Amaraz, the Moroccan themed restaurant combining traditional flagship Moroccan decorative pieces and industrial lines, all in the lightest white and brown tones, projecting a warm feeling and a slow kind of haze. The beautiful and intricately carved white wall is the master piece of the open area, and the golden touches give a promise and a prelude to the most intimate type of moments.
Le Relais de Paris on the opposite side of the Amaraz, with its french brasserie food, offer a wide range of meat and fish dishes, along with risottos & pasta, and mouthwatering desserts. The set menu is composed of a mixed leaf and walnut salad, entrecôte with Relais de Paris special sauce, and a heaping amount of french fries. Going back to the basics, and for a reasonable price at that (160 dhs). Non guests can enjoy meals and cocktails at all the restaurants and bars on the premises (The Rooftop & Arcades included).
You can check the menus and all the details on their comprehensive site.
We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Sahrai before heading out to our second night stay at Riad Fes, and I’m highly recommending myself to go back there. Even if you’re not planning to spend the night, it’s a nice detour to make if you’re ever in Fes and fancying some drinks and tasty dishes. The hotel also plans Saturday brunches because it would be a total shame to miss out on the feast. Until next article, have a great week end guys !