Oke.. so the plan was that I would make dinner for D. and myself at his place, watch movies and have a relaxed Saturday night, but eventually we changed plans, time can be such a bitch sometimes, at 18:30 I was still busy getting my stuff done...so D. called me where I was at, and then he came with the brilliant idea to just go out for dinner, well that's an easy question right?! He convinced me to go to this Moroccan restaurant in 'de pijp' area of Amsterdam, I'm always in for something new, so off I went! First impression of Mamouche is that the smell is really amazing, the whole place smells like delicious food and I love the open kitchen in the back.
The place was really packed. We ordered a delicious bottle of white wine (I forgot the name..) and I was really looking forward to the food we ordered. I don't like to complain but the waiter was really slow and not paying any attention to our table, for instance he never poured our wine in for a refill and he forgot to bring the bread with humus we asked for 2 times. Luckily the starter came on our way, the way they made the plate up was really nice and most important it was really REALLY TASTY, the scallops were very tender, combined with the small salty olives gave that whole dish that extra touch. So after the starter we both forgot about the lousy waiter and were really looking forward to our main dish 'Spicy Seabas' and the 'Chicken Tajin'.. we waited over more then an hour for the main dish, we eventually cancelled it because they haven't even started preparing it after 60 minutes and we lost our appetite. I would love to come back again cause that starter made me wonder for more.. and I hope the service will be better then. I'm just saying, the food would even be more tastier if the service was good too.
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