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Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe

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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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Cook like a Marrakechi!

Nine of us took this class and it did not disappoint. La Maison Arabe has a professional cooking class set up that allowed each of us to have our own work station. The space was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nine of us took this class and it did not disappoint. La Maison Arabe has a professional cooking class set up that allowed each of us to have our own work station. The space was very clean, but also decorated beautifully. While there, we also toured their herb garden, which had a wonderful variety of herbs and we got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you're a foodie, do this. We were taken in a shuttle bus to a small estate just on the edge of the old town. Pretty place with a nice kitchen garden. The class was taught in English, and the introduction (history and for-interest stuff) and the instruction were both brilliant! It's definitely necessary to like cooking, as it's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It seemed like a great idea to take a short cooking class in Marrakech -- and this far exceeded our expectations. The staff gave an excellent overview of Moroccan cooking in good English (a rarity in Marrakech in our experience) and then we rolled up our sleeves. First was "helping" cook flat bread by placing it in the domed oven.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe, Marrakesh, Morrocco, is a fascinating 4 hour, hands on, workshop. Guides and lady-chefs are incredibly kind and professional. The classroom is a real professional kitchen, with a personal working station for each student. Groups are small, and the guides have time to teach each student personally. At the end of the workshop you... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been thinking about doing this cookery course at La Maison for a few years. At last I signed up for a fun afternoon in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Marrakech. La Maison has a club about 15 minutes from their main riad hotel in the centre of the city. It's available for hotel guests with beautiful gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I went with a friend, a fellow self-proclaimed "foodie." We had a fantastic experience learning how to make chicken tagine, zalouk salad (an eggplant dish), taktuka salad (green peppers and tomato). The dadas knew just when to step in and save your dish and were quick to compliment when it was all going just right. Even the dishes that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Thanks Mohammed for the full afternoon cooking and teaching me about Morroco. I have really enjoyed learning about spices, making and eating my vegeterian cuscus. I booked the 3.5 hrs long class at the reception a day ahead. As it was noone else booked for that time, and instead of cancelling on me, i received a one to one private... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The attending chefs (Dada's) were very helpful with explanations and assistance. The kitchen facilities were of the highest standard with great detail attention to detail. We were not rushed and found it very enjoyable. After cooking the meal we sat outside in a lovely garden setting and ate our masterpieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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