The Sultan's Tent & Cafe Moroc
The Sultan’s Tent & Cafe Moroc
49 Front Street E
Toronto, ON M5E 1B3
The Sultan's Tent pops up quite a bit as one of those unique Toronto dining experiences due mainly in part to the belly dancing shows that occur on some nights. The place itself is actually rather nice, albeit, a bit hidden down Front St. just west of the St. Lawrence Market.The décor makes it feel as though you're in an exotic environment, but surrounded by touristy individuals such as yourself.
We came on a Friday night (belly dancing to start at 7pm) and they had a set prix fixe menu or you need to order a minimum of $55 per person (only on certain nights). My appetizer was a Chicken bastille, which is a flaky pastry made of phyllo that had nice chunks of shredded chicken and topped with some cinnamon.
The entrée was a Chicken Leg Tagine. The chicken leg is cooked with rice and vegetables inside a tagine (small earthenware pot). Because of this method, the chicken was moist, juicy, and just ripped off the bone while the veggies and rice received that same treatment.
Dessert was a sweet couscous cake that was topped with a sweet cream that reminded me a bit of condensed milk but not nearly as sweet.
The Belly dancing show was great as the two beautiful ladies were a bit mesmerizing with their dance. They come up and down the rows and the small rooms so that everyone has a chance with their photo opps. They will even request that you dance with them, though I didn't get the chance (didn't want people feeling sick watching me dance....) The show lasts about 15 min or so, so pay attention and just enjoy.
There are plenty of parking options around and there is a giant Green P parking lot just down the street behind the restaurant. The food here was good and the belly dancing show is what most people come to see. Make sure you make reservations and that you arrive before 7pm as the shows do start on time at that time.
Ambience: A- | Service: B+ | Price: C | Food: C+