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Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe

1, Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco
+ 212 524 38 70 10
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Ranked #28 of 476 Activities in Marrakech
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas, TX
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This actually blew me away. We loved it! We met at the hotel and were bused to their cooking school and gardens. We helped make bread in the outdoor oven, learned about their tea ceremony and cooked GREAT food in their state of the art cooking school. The best experience we had in Marrakech! Fast paced, fun and funny, completely... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were first given a walk around the lush raised herb beds in the garden, then shown the traditional oven for baking bread and roasting foods to be used in the meal. Wafaa was an outstanding hostess and Madada demonstrated the cooking techniques. We each prepared the meal we would eat. A monitor over the preparation area allowed you to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you like cooking, I highly recommend this workshop. The instructor gives a great overview of Moroccan cuisine and the dishes you create are quite good. It was very fun interacting with other travelers and the take home tagine dish was the cherry on top.

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the riad for a start. We started with an introduction and were led into a fantastic custom build kitchen complete with overhead screens so we could see what the Dada was demonstrating. 3 hours later we had bread, drunk mint tea, made 2 salads and a chicken tagine each. We ate this lovely lunch in the peace of... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Go on holiday and go on a half day cookery course you must be joking! Well that's just what we did, fantastic time. We were told to turn up at 9.45 at la Maison Arab so we did. We were shown into a courtyard given mint tea and told that the transport would soon be there to take us to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've been to a few cooking schools in different parts of the world. This one ranks with the best - professional, informative and presented with aplomb.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This cooking class was a fun. Both Mohammed and Aida were very nice and helpful. The kitchen was spotless and perfect and we enjoyed our selfmade food in a perfect location! What else can you ask for?

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Bocholt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very professional workshop in a beautiful surrounding - a blooming garden outside the city walls. We enjoyed the instructions and the actual cooking process. The nice ladies had prepared everything beforehand so we could start right away with chopping, mixing and tasting at work stations with were high-end and spotlessly clean. The workshop, the instructions, the lunch and the give-aways... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As I love Moroccan food, one of my goals was to take a cooking class during our 11-day stay in Morocco. Much to my surprise, my husband and the other couple we traveled with wanted to do the same. While our tour operator thought he could find an informal (less expensive?) class offered by a riad, I was hoping all... More

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London
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Cooking lesson with a twist, the host was hilarious, kept us entertained through out the day. The actual cooking session was brilliant after cooking our meal we all sat down to eat our 3 course meal with wine. Definitely worth checking out.

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