During Food & Wine, year after year, the Kefta Pocket severely disappoints. Last year’s Harissa Chicken Roll, while having potential, also left us wanting more from this fantastic pavilion’s kiosk. I was reserved about attempting the Merguez Sausage: a beef and lamb sausage with grilled peppers and onions. Oh yeah, and I LOVE merguez. The dish had some promise in simply reading the description. Could this be the year Morocco redeems itself?
Sigh… Why is it served in a pita pocket?! The menu notes the use of pita for the kefta pocket, but not the merguez. In fact, where is the merguez?
Peek-a-Boo! Oh, there it is.
I will say that the sausage itself did in fact have some okay seasoning, as well as a bit of gaminess. Well, I hope it was the gaminess of lamb and not just sour meat. All said, it wasn’t too bad. It wasn’t great, but I’d be okay with the dish without the pita. The dry, dry pita.
If you’ve never had merguez and are interested in trying it, and Food & Wine is likely your only feasible option to do so, by all means, please consider ordering it in Morocco. While I haven’t had the Kefta Pocket this year, and likely will not, I can say based on past experiences that the merguez is a better option of the two.
Once again, I’m hoping the Morocco kiosk figures it out next year. I really need to know your thoughts on the food options here! Not just for me, but other readers. Please share your experience at this year’s Morocco kiosk!