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Le Petit Cornichon

Le Petit Cornichon just opened, and it’s operated by Erwann Lance who has several 2 and 3 star Michelin restaurants in Paris and New York on his CV. Just previously in charge of the fine dining restaurant at ultra-luxury hotel Royal Mansour, he managed to bring both the chef and service staff with him when launching his vision of Le Petit Cornichon. High ambitions, perfectionist cooking. Stylish, contemporary, colourful. Service is generally very attentive in high-end Moroccan restos, and at Le Petit Cornichon it’s actually a cut above all the rest. Lunch means three-course set menu with options, dinner brings both a à la carte as well as two set menus suggested by the chef, all menus change weekly. Casual concept and laid back atmosphere, but what you get on the plates and how it arrives is seriously on par with international fine-dining. It really shows that owner loves his restaurant, he floats around elegantly with the guests (who feel more like guests than customers) every evening and loves to share personal advice on food and wine. Vegetarians are welcome, even vegans, the chef will on the spot adjust the menu to suit these otherwise demanding eating habits. The wine list displays intriguing local bottles that you normally won’t find, but also a large selection of exceptional international wines rarely seen in Moroccan restaurants. Le Petit Cornichon has already arrived safely in Marrakech, and it is destined to be a culinary destination.