Mosaic Grill Review: A Tale of Two TaginesSaturday, October 15, 2016
We’re big people watchers but will be the first to admit we typically ignore everything and everyone on the Old Kent Road in South London. (If you aren’t familiar, it’s the fifth circle of hell where traffic makes us wrathful and boisterous locals make us sullen.) Yet, the peregrine blue and white tiles at this Moroccan spot made us want to ‘stop and smell the flowers.’ Or rather stop and taste the tagines!
A throng of tagines at the counter. A tagine is a spiced North African stew, typically of slow-cooked meat with vegetables. It is also the name of the shallow dish and conical lid in which the stew is cooked.
Our second tagine was a kofta; a savoury tomato based stew seasoned with coriander, garlic, chilli, and parsley. By S’s estimations it is “the only way to ever eat kofta again, forget the shish sticks!” I entirely agree, the infusion of stew into the balls is an entire new world of moreish flavour.