Moroccos third city will play host this winter to a talented chef/sommelier duo from the Paris Popup, who will add their own twist to traditional cuisine and ingredients
If youre in Fez in the next three months, youll be in for a tasty treat if you can score a reservation at Restaurant Numero 7, in the heart of the medina. Thats because this restaurant also functions as a place where international chefs can take a culinary sabbatical and discover Moroccan gastronomy. The invited chefs spend time browsing markets and local produce before reinterpreting Moroccan dishes for diners at the restaurant, in a traditional medina house with contemporary decor.
From next weekend, foodie duo Harry Cummins and Laura Vidal of The Paris Popup will be at the helm. Cummins, a British-born chef, and Vidal, whos from Montreal and is a well-known sommelier in Paris, met while working at Gregory Marchands Paris restaurant, Frenchies. With a mutual love for travel and culinary discovery, they founded Paris Popup last year and have since left their mark on almost every continent, sourcing local products, speaking with producers and putting their new-found knowledge to use in pop-up kitchens.