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Traditional tapas style dining and authentic delicatessen

Definition of Moors; people of mixed Berber and Arab descent, now living in Morocco, who invaded Spain in the 8th century and established a civilization in Andalusia that lasted until the late 15th century.

Definition of Moorish cuisine; being a style of Spanish Food which has taken its influence from the Moors over the centuries

  1. Spices

    From this region we bring the fragrant, renowned spices of Morrocco. The familiar smells of the Marrakesh spice markets bought to the great Easter Market. Here we can create your very own made to order mixed spice "Ras El Hanout".

  2. aragan oil

    Argan oil is produced from the Kernels of the Argan tree, endemic to Morrocco. Argan is valued for its utritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The species Argania once covered North Africa and is now endangered and under the protection of UNESCO. All Argan sold today is produced by a Woman's co-operative that shares it's profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. As we import directly from the source, all of the money goes to this cause.

  3. Manchego

    Manchego cheese, from the La Mancha region of Spain, is made of the Manchega Sheep milk and aged for between sixty days and two years. Manchego is renowned for firm and compact consistency and a buttery texture, and often contains small, unevenly distributed air pockets. The colour of cheese varies from white to ivory-yellow, and the inedible rind from yellow to brownish beige. The cheese had a distinctive flavour, well developed but not too strong.

  4. Montenebro

    Montenebro is a uniquely Spanish goats cheese, shaped like a flattened log. With a mottled brownish-grey rind and a covering of penicillium roqueforti mold. The cheese is bone white as it ages and gradually softens under the rind providing a smooth creaminess. The flavour is deliciously complex, tangy, rich and with lingering pepper undertones. It is only made in Valle de Tietar in the province of Avila in Castilla y Leon, Spain.