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Address: 1, Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: + 212 524 38 70 10
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Description: The world-renowned cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe are open to hotel...
The world-renowned cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe are open to hotel guests and those staying elsewhere in Marrakech. At the half-day classes, one learns the secrets of Moroccan cuisine, considered the most refined on the African continent. The workshops are run by a dada (traditional Moroccan chef), a translator (French/English), and include a visit to a nearby spice market and communal bread oven. After the workshop, during which every participant has worked alongside the dada at his or her own workstation, one dines on the delicious meal that's been prepared. The cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe have been praised by the leading international travel and food press, including The New York Times Sunday Travel Section, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveurs, and Virtuoso Life.
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My husband, daughter, and I did the cooking class and loved it! We learned a few authentic recipes in a beautiful kitchen, each of us at our own station, with attentive teachers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter, and I did the cooking class and loved it! We learned a few authentic recipes in a beautiful kitchen, each of us at our own station, with attentive teachers giving us tips. We enjoyed the entire day--watching bread-making, mint-tea brewing, and learning some background of the foods of Morocco. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In Nov. 2014, my husband and I traveled to Morocco. Travel Explorations provided us with some memorable experiences that I would recommend. This was one. We learned about the tea service in a beautiful garden setting, made our own chicken tagine at individual stations with professional help, and then ate our creations with wine and dessert. Finally, each of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had a wonderful time on the cookery course, we were not staying in the riad (but really wished we had!). We were two women friends travelling and just something to be wary of (still not sure whether this was a tourist trap or not). We left the medina close to closing (around 9.00pm) and, as usual, had lost our way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you enjoy food, you should do this course/day out. Start's off with the tea ceremony and bread baking, the history of cooking in Marrakech is disseminated during this introduction to the day, and this is followed by meeting the head chef and preparing three morrocan dishes, which you get to eat at the end of the day. There's plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I've taking cooking workshops elsewhere in the world. This is one of the best I've attended. The set-up is top-notch: a workstation with a sink, granite counter, gas burner and a monitor to view the chef at the top station, in case you aren't near the front. The chef gave a wonderful lecture about Moroccan food tradition, the cuisine's origins,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We took the half day course and after a short trip from the Hotel Arab (which is worth a look on its own very impressive) we arrived in a large garden area with a very well presented kitchen which had lots of individual stations and even Tv screens by each workstation as well as a personal assistant. We learnt about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We enjoyed the cooking class at the Maison Arabe hotel. It was a nice way of discovering more about Moroccan cuisine and we came away with some good tips & a good chance of being able to re-create an authentic tagine & moroccan salads at home. You spend about 30 mins on the introduction sat in the gardens before going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My partner and two others booked the cookery course after hearing a recommendation from someone in our hotel. The course was at the Riad's country club and we spent the morning in the herb garden learning about ingredients and watching the traditional bread baking process. The cookery course was in a beautiful kitchen and was extremely informative as well as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The cooking classes are held in beautiful clean kitchens just near the hotel's dining and pool area. Its a beautiful hotel, with top facilities and equipment. The 'Instructor' (not to be mistaken with the chef) is friendly and speaks multiple languages but at times can 'babysit' a bit too much... especially if you consider yourself as someone who can cook,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We gathered for the trip to the beautiful gardens on the outskirts of town where the class was held. The class was conducted in English but help was also given in French and Italian. Taught was the preparation of a simple lemon chicken tangine, as well as a salad and an aubergine dish. Each student had a counter top, sink... More 

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