Thursday Wine tasting night
- Morocco's Restaurant Mountain View, Mountain View CA
Lunch served from 11am to 3pm. Dinner served from 5pm to 11pm. It's valentine's day! Join us at Morocco's for a 5 course dinner to be remembered, served Family style with specialty decadent dessert surprise. Menu: Spinach nuts ans Fruit Salad Preserved lemons, and semi sweet garlic herb shrimp Beef Tagine with Prunes and Apricots Imperial Couscous with Chicken, caramelized red onions, raisins Dessert: Chef's surprise& Aphrodisiac Desert Shot Vegetarians and allergy adjustment will be made for your pleasure. Cost: $65 per person. The Music will be the amazing Danni Torres with his flamenco guitar and soothing voice to make for romantic night! The Story behind Valentine: Valentine’s Day originates from the ancient Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated on 15 February in honour of the gods Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. During the festival, young men would draw the names of women from a box, and each couple would be paired until next year’s celebration. Often they would fall in love and marry. At around 270AD Rome was facing battles and civil uprising. The men were not keen to join the army. Emperor Claudius II believed that the men did not want to leave their loved ones and summarily cancelled all marriages and engagements. Two priests, Valentine and Marius, disobeyed the decree and secretly performed marriage ceremonies. Valentine was caught on 14 February and dragged to jail. Later in the day he was clubbed to death and beheaded. It is said that, before his execution, Valentine himself had fallen in love with the jailer’s daughter. He signed his final note to her, “From your Valentine.”
Without saying, this new venue in the beautifful dowtown Mountain View is one of the best kept secrets for quality live entertainment and musique, not only its themed moroccan decor, friendly hosts and rare wine selections makes it for a venue to go back to. No wonder the locals call it the perfect blend of romantic and fun of things to do in Mountain View.