La Casbah restaurant in Paris – well, it may as well be in Morocco it is so authentic, so intoxicatingly different. The walls are plastered in colours of the earth and the desert and hung with skins and artefacts. The heavy doors, wrought iron chairs, wooden tables, tiled floors, candle light and rhythmic movements of the belly dancer will transport you somewhere far from the capital. La Casbah’s menu features refined Moroccan cuisine, tagines, couscous and pastilla, dishes like couscous Lawrence d’arabie with four meats. But maybe it’s the DJ three nights a week that really makes this a mecca for trendy Parisians who take any opportunity to dance until dawn.