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Saturday, February 2, 2019

A Vist to Tunis - Part 3, Lunch at Lazib

For a tiny village, Tunis has a large choice of overnight accommodations.  I was intrigued by the Mood Chalet.  We didn't look at it in person but a quick check on the internet says it's considered a B&B with rooms going for $15-$26. The rooms look pretty basic but it's done in a charming Egyptian architectural style. Be aware that the advertised pool is an above ground pool.

We were only staying for lunch, so we chose Lazib Inn and its Blue Donkey restaurant.  These had favorable ratings on Yelp and Trip Advisor.
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Lazib Inn is certainly the most elegant of the accommodation spots in Tunis.  It has only nine suites on a beautifully landscaped  setting.  One of the suites comes with a private chef.  Lazib is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World and presumably meets some high standards as a result.

Roshdy, our guide and driver for the day, chose the chicken and molakiah with rice.

Linda opted for the stuffed pigeon, a house specialty, which was served in a blue tajine.  The pigeon came on a bed of stuffed grape leaves and stuffed cabbage leaves. Pigeon is a lot of work for a little meat but Linda proclaimed that ordering it was worthwhile simply because of the beautiful  presentation.
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 I stayed basic- meat and potatoes with the shish tawook.  The presentation was anything but basic.

While quite pricey by Egyptian guidelines, the food was excellent and served with care.  It was a worthwhile adventure.

We ordered a dessert of Om Ali which came in pretty local blue pottery.

Following the meal, we checked out the inn's Harley Davidson bar.  The owner/operator of the inn has a large collection of Harley t-shirts and other memorabilia on display including this veteran bike.  


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