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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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Great fun in a fabulous venue

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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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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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Lautrec, France
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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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