If you find yourself hungry and in Assilah – and possibly, dare I say it . . . a little tagine and couscous-ed out (it does happen from time to time you know!) take a stroll down to the end of the seafront, just beyond the main cluster of restaurants and you will find the newest kid on the block : Port XIV.
Port XIV is a welcome breath of fresh and slightly more contemporary air, to the food scene in Assilah – from its decor to approach of sourcing local and seasonal food, not too mention its own house olive oil and a rather cool bar and cocktail list, well . . . lets just say I could become a regular!
And then there is the tapenade (made from owner Karims own olives) – I could quite happily snack on that while sipping a little local rose for the evening
Owner Karim grew up in Assilah and went to school in Tangiers before completing his studies in the uk and europe – it was a dream of his to come back to Assilah and open a restuarant, and he’s done it!
A lot of the ingredients come from Karims family farm – honey, olive oil, vegetable, all local and organic