AFOUS

The Spit doesn’t im­me­di­ately sound like the per­fect place to wine and dine but there are so many won­der­ful op­tions you’ll be spit­ting mad if you don’t try them

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

AS Dorothy so wisely said, there’s no place like home. But you can find a sec­ond home in this lovely, Moroc­can-themed restau­rant just near the Spit Bridge. Be­cause, once you pass through cobalt-blue solid wood doors, you’re treated like fam­ily. Afous’s owner Omar Ma­jdi greets ev­ery­one with a big smile, a firm hand­shake and pro­claim­ing: “Wel­come home”. While evoca­tive mu­sic plays over­head and the fra­grance of ex­otic spices fills the air, Omar pro­vides an al­most po­etic de­scrip­tion of the sig­na­ture dishes such as grilled scal­lops with corn salsa, chilli and prawn oil; or the mar­i­nated lamb back­strap with cumin, paprika and gar­lic. He ex­plains how the word Afous means “hand” — a Berber word from his par­ents’ tribe in Morocco — which with five fin­gers, is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the five senses, all of which are about to be in­dulged, es­pe­cially taste. Seems you might de­velop a habit of go­ing “home” for din­ner. LEVEL 1, 81 PARRIWI RD

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