Tuesday, February 19, 2008


So, DH and I got away for a day. My parents took DS for the night on Friday and kept him Saturday as well. DH flew in from Seattle late Friday night. On Saturday morning, we drove to Savannah for the Irish Festival. we tried to get reservations in at The Lady & Sons for dinner. At 1:00 in the afternoon, they were completely booked for lunch AND dinner.

So we headed off to the festival. While we were at the festival listening to some great Irish music, watching Irish dancers and shopping, we were debating about where to go eat.

We thought of the Pirate House, a restaurant that we had eaten at on our previous trip to Savannah two years ago.

But, when I was looking at the Savannah map, I saw an add that caught my eye, it was for Casbah, a Moroccan restaurant. So I called for reservations.

At 6:00, we got to the restaurant and were seated. They have no seating on the floor, but all of the tables and chairs were lower than what we are accustomed to. The ceiling and walls were draped with silk and velvet to look like the inside of an exotic tent. In the center of the room, a belly dancer was performing and was teaching some Girl Scouts some of the movements.

Joe and I ordered. After ordering, the server brought out warm water and a cisetern to wash our hands as it is customary in Morocco to eat with your right hand. He also brought us Moroccan bread and hot sauce which tasted like enchilada sauce with a kick and the bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon we had ordered.

Our appetizers came next. Mine was shrimp with honey and caramelized apricots, and Joe got the Shrimp Casablanca which was shrimp in a garlic sauce. YUMMY!!!!

Then for dinner I had the spicy roasted lamb and Joe had the lamb with honey and caramelized apricots. They both were served with rice, green beans, carrots and potatoes. It was fabulous. Eating with your hands was a great experience.

Every twenty minutes or so, one of the two belly dancers would come down and perform for a few minutes. it was great entertainment.

The server came back out with hot water to wash our hands and then sprinkled them with rose water. Mmm... they smelled so good afterwards.

For desert (which we ate with forks) I got the coconut, pineapple and chocolate wrapped in phyllo dough. Joe got Baklava.

After dinner another one of the dancers was performing and got several of us there with her. I went with them and got to bellydance with them. The dancer showed us the moves and we performed with her. It was great!!

Joe had an awesome time watching me and said that i did very well!!

All in all, it was a great experience and we can't wait to make a trip back to Savannah and DEFINITELY back to Casbah.


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