Dar El Jeld – Tunis

مطعم دار الجلد في المدينة بمنطقة القصبة في تونس من المطاعم التي يجب زيارتها هناك. أطلق عليه نفس اسم القصر الذي يعود للقرن الثامن عشر – قائمة الطعام متنوعة و لذيذة.. الخدمة ممتازة. كنا ١١ شخصا وطلبنا العديد من المقبلات والأطباق والحلو بالنهاية. من ألذ الأطباق التي جربتها كان طبق أختي المكون من السمك مع الزيتون والكبر (كابكابو). من الأطباق الأخرى التي نالت استحسان من معنا كانت العلوش (الخروف). طلبنا شاي وقت التحلية و كان عبارة عن شاي بالصنوبر و يسمى شاي بالبندق في تونس – أنصح به و بشدة

فاتورة الطعام قناة ٤٧٧ دينار تونسي – أي ما يعادل ٨٤ دينار كويتي – ٧.٧٠٠ دنانير للشخص

Dar El Jeld in Al Kasaba is tucked in a narrow alley in the Medina way with a beautiful yellow Tunisian door <3

I was told about this place by a couple of people – Um3azoz was one of them – so I made sure to stop by while in Tunis last March. We were 11 persons and we all went together for lunch. The place was dimmed lit, with a historical feel to it. It was an administrative department during the reign of Beys controlling the State leather trust and providing luxurious goods, mainly to the royal court. Today it is an exquisite restaurant serving delicate Tunisian dishes. Let me take you into a virtual tour inside the restaurant

The entrance/reception area above… restaurant itself below

Some walls were covered in ceramic tiles, with beautiful arches, chandeliers – we dined in the area in which seemed to be a courtyard (now covered).

And here it is zoomed-out (as much as I could)

Now let’s talk about food…. shall we?

The serving plates were colorful (mainly navy blue and red) – which added to the whole feel of the place

Like most restaurants in Tunisia, there is almost always a bottle of olive oil on the table… it can be added to many of their dishes (I loved that)

As I said, we were 11 and I did not know most of them all that well for me to bother them and ask them to take pictures of their food… so I do have a few of my sisters and I dishes 😉

After placing our orders, we were served two fresh buns each…

And as I mentioned before in previous post(s) and upcoming ones, tuna is essential before serving food… it is just like how we are served bread and butter in most restaurants in Kuwait before our meals, tuna is always served – usually with olives and harrissa (their spicy tomato paste)

It was super fresh and yummy… adding olive oil to it just gives it a better taste

Here is a picture of the whole table kinda… with our appetizers and salads

Fulla ordered grilled veggies salad (it is actually mashed grilled veggies, and served cold) it came in with tuna and hard boiled eggs with a chili relaxing on top of it with a couple of olives… not my thing really, being me… I just tried it for the sake of being brave to try new ethnic food – did not like it 🙁

Fulla also ordered fish with olives and capers dish (I think its called kabkabou)… it was a winner 😉 I tried a bite of her order and it was succulent; fleshy, buttery in texture, and juicy! It was amazing

 Mimmi ordered the exact same dish but with meat instead… and it was the first runner up after Fulla’s dish 😉 The meat was tender and the sauce just added to it – fabulous

My order was not a winner to be honest – it was Tajine (Tunisian tajine is different than the Moroccan one, and it is similar to quiches minus the crust) – It was okay, not too heavy but not a winner

I must say that the service was good, considering we were 11 persons with lots of demands and special requests… I dont know about the rest, but I think they handled everything really well. They were so friendly with us sitting at one end of the table… suggesting dishes, and explaining’em as much as they could… then it was time for desserts and we wanted to try some traditional sweets

We tried pine nuts tea (شاي بالبندق) – very nutty in flavor – I liked that.. with some fresh mint leaves, the aroma was as good as the taste

A custard (sorry for the two scoops off, thanks to Fulla & Mimmi who couldn’t wait for my picture 😛 LOL) it was decent… and some sort of pastries called Sowaibeea – for tiny fingers (صويبيع)

Not bad, and it was recommended by our waiter… they’re small by the way

Our total came to TND477 (around KWD84) – which is TND43-44 per person (around KD7.700 per person) – not bad at all considering this to be a high-end restaurant 🙂

 

If in Tunis, you must drop by this restaurant…. at least for a cup of tea, just to enjoy the atmosphere – but I do recommend that you give their food a try 😉 I heard from the others with us that their Allouch (koskos with meat and veggies) is really good

 

For reservation call (216) 71 560 916

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