Benameur, who is also the chief executive of the restaurant, has developed the ‘Tagine’ menu thanks to his mother’s recipes he learned growing up in Morocco and introduced all Hollywood to the Moroccan culinary tradition by adding a twist of modernity.
“It became one of the best destinations in the city,” Benameur said.
Initially, a fan of Benameur’s cooking while he was still a caterer, Ryan Gosling, ended up making him a proposal which he could not refuse. It is “food that I could eat every day, for the rest of my life,” the star had told him.
Failing to find a place that would offer such cuisine in a place reflecting its warmth, Ryan Gosling and Benameur decided to create this place and named it ‘Tagine’. ‘It’s a hidden gem’ said the chef.