A tale of two cuisines: Renowned chef Massimiliano Alajmo brings the culinary delights of Italy to beguiling Marrakech with his restaurant Sesamo. Both local ingredients and imported Italian delicacies are spun into gold on each and every plate within the kitchen helmed by chef Vania Ghedini.
Where should I sit? Found within the chic Royal Mansour Marrakech hotel, Sesamo’s low-hanging lamps, velvet curtains and sleek white tablecloths create a glamourous yet comfortable atmosphere. Take a seat on the open-air patio and watch the sun set over the horizon for the ultimate dining experience.
On the menu: Chefs Alajmo and Ghedini bring truly Venetian influences to the table, serving classic dishes such as crispy langoustine rolls, hand chopped Piemontese beef battuta with white truffle, and saffron risotto with eel gremolata and beetroot sorbetto. A favourite on the menu is the chef’s roasted lobster with salad millefeuille, mango mayonnaise and hemp seeds.
And for dessert? End the meal with a spritz of freshness and opt for the dessert named Apriti Sesamo: a sphere of sesame and almond nougat filled with saffron, neroli and almond foam, served with a citrus passion fruit sauce.
A family dynasty: Opened in 2019 by brothers Massimiliano and Raffaele, Sesamo is part of the prestigious Alajmo group. This latest venue joins the ranks of restaurants of calibre, including The World’s 50 Best Restaurants regular Le Calandre in Rubano, Italy.