Le marché de Noël at the CAFC – Centre amical français de Casablanca – is your typical Christmas market full of lights and colors. The multicultural aspect of Morocco makes us into a country that likes to celebrate many things, maybe not in a religious way but still. Celebrations are kind of our jam.
The annual Marché de Noël lasts four days and is sheltered under two huge tents inside the CAFC. First one housing all crafts from clothes, beauty products, jewelry to kids & baby accessories, moroccan arts and kitchenware. In one word, everything you can possibly buy. The second tent, which was the one I obviously spend much of my time, was the Bistrot de Noël. So many pastry, chocolate & cheese stands, and a large choice of restaurants to choose from.
We were lucky to share a meal with all the restaurant’s specialties, a melty cheese fondue goodness from Eat Néocantine, oysters, mussels & fries from Ostréa, a hearty plate of wild rice, vegetables and chicken from Green Bloom, empanadas & meat tartines (a thing that does exist yes) from the Argentinean Meson Asador, one of my favorite thing to eat ever : dim sum from Yawatcha, amazing aromakis (or spring rolls as everyone else in the world calls them) & sushis from Sushi Club, and to top it off, Portuguese delicacies from Sara Pastel (everyone was nice enough to let me have the berry one :D). A feast in the truest holiday fashion.
I also got the chance to taste blond chocolate for the first time at Melt Chocolatier stand, the cute chocolate shop not far from my place that have lots of Christmas goodies straight from Le Comptoir de Mathilde; french shop specialized in confectionery and all things sweet. They sell Advent calendars, chocolate lollipops, and various types of sweet spreads.
Leaving you with pictures from Cookie & More, Sara Aitri & Sarah Pastel stands. Telling you, the food court is always where it’s at ! And even though the market is now over, you have all the addresses for your holiday (and non-holiday) shopping !
Till next time loves <3