Nivedita Ganguly

Casablanca Capers offers cuisine that is spice-rich with an Arabian tinge

VISAKHAPATNAM: If you are a foodie, this is something you will not want to miss out on. The Moroccan food festival is here to lift up the spirits of Vizagites in the luxurious ambience of Vista - the tropical, trendy lifestyle restaurant at Hotel Park. The ongoing food festival `Casablanca Capers' has a sumptuous spread- a virtual feast for the visitors. One can indulge not just in mouth-watering Moroccan delicacies, but also down some fancy and exciting mocktails.

Moroccan cuisine has a distinct flavour and is spice-rich. Here, spices are added to enhance, not mask, the flavour of food. Cumin, coriander, saffron, chillies, dried ginger, cinnamon, and paprika are on the cook's shelf.

On the salads and starters front, the choice is wide, ranging from Moroccan specialties like Couscous and Chicken salad - a combo of steamed couscous, bell peppers and chicken tossed with Harissa sause or Mezza Casablanca and a sip of a Moroccan refreshing drink. There is a strong Arab influence in the Moroccan cuisine. Lamb and chicken form a special part of the cuisine. The main course is a non-vegetarian's delight!

With the finesse in the air, its sure to be an experience in itself. Just walk into the hotel that is open for lunch and dinner till April 23.