Sunday, December 30, 2007

the picture

One of my faithful readers, (mom), asked about the photo on my header, so I will tell you about that today.

On my 40th birthday I had a girls only dinner at a Moroccan Restaurant in Manitou Springs called Tajine Alami. If you haven't been to a Moroccan Restaurant, you should go. It isn't inexpensive, but it is fun and delicious!

You walk in, take your shoes off and are shown to a table where you sit on the floor on piles of cushions. The food is served without silverware so you eat with your fingers!

The dessert we had was called a Pastilla and it was wonderful! Flaky filo dough pastry filled with strawberries and gooey chocolate. The top is dusted with powdered sugar and a cinnamon heart adorns the top. Oh my. So good. I had about one bite of that thing and then it was gone! It was my birthday, too...
You also are served some Moroccan mint tea and the girl does all kinds of fancy stuff when she's serving it. Here she has the cup on her forehead and then she pours the hot tea into it. For reals.

They have belly dancing, too and everyone participates. Since it was my birthday, I had to be the first one out on the floor to show my stuff. Ha. Not much stuff when it comes to belly dancing!!

The dessert isn't particularly healthy, but baklava isn't bad if it is made with honey. And the rest of their food is very good for you as well as delicious!


Robin said...

Sounds like an interesting time - memorable too :)

MondaythroughSunday said...

Love the pictures! I wish I could have gone!!

Anonymous said...

Thats my hand holding the plate! I did enjoy that,but I probably wouldn't go again. I enjoyed everything, but I'm not as adventurous as some people.