Couple bring a taste of authentic Moroccan cuisine to Blackburn

A COUPLE brought an authentic taste of Morocco to Blackburn after converting their boutique to fashion.

Located in the heart of Audley Range on Walter Street, near the Noorul Islam Mosque, La Morocaine restaurant is run by Moroccan Sabah Belghiti and her husband Imran Hussain.

Sabah, from Fes, said she was inspired to bring something different to the Blackburn food scene.

She said: “After the lockdown, the fashion store we were operating there closed, so we decided to try something new.

“Family and friends told me I was a good cook, so I decided it would be great to share my knowledge with others.

“We have set out to design and renovate the interior over the past 18 months to give it that authentic Moroccan feel.

«The menu consists of traditional dishes that you will not find served anywhere else in the region. We have chicken tagines, fish tagines and Moroccan soup. We also have Moroccan drinks and teas

The wall art that adorns the walls has been handpicked

A tagine takes its name from the terracotta pot in which meat or vegetables are slowly cooked. It is served with soft bread and can come in a range of spices.

The menu also includes ‘Asian brunches’ such as aloo ande masala (potato and scrambled egg), platters, waffle sticks, and desserts.

One of the most noticeable features for anyone entering the restaurant for the first time is the unique Moroccan art that adorns the walls.

Imran said: “It has been great to get so many great reviews for the food, but also for the wall art and interior look.

“Sabah handpicked all the models and brought them over from Morocco.

“It’s a pretty different look for the city and the region. ”

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Sabah, who arrived in the UK ten years ago, said she was thrilled that people of all cultures and backgrounds wanted to try something new.

She said: “We have customers who come from all over town and regulars to Darwen who want to try Moroccan dishes.

“While we also serve South Asian food, people love the tagines which are our best sellers. ”

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