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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 #15 of 465 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So fun!! WEnt to the "country club" setting of Maison Arabe and started with mint tea while they showed us how to make bread. Then went indoors to our private cooking stations and made 3 dishes - including chicken with preseved lemons and olives. My kids, husband and I all had a blast and then ate our creations for lunch!!... More

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This school is very well run. Had a cooking discussion, a spice review, followed by actual hands on cooking with an instructor and two assistants. We made two salads and a tagine with bread. Then had a lovely lunch with those in the class each of us eating what we had prepared.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband took the course and he enjoyed whole experience very much. Even though I didn't take the lesson, I enjoyed watching everyone's cooking and having meal my husband cooked.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Traveling a lot we always love to try the local food – why only stick to what you know when you can learn new. This was the first place where we (me, my wife and our daughter) tried a cooking class abroad was Maison Arabe and this was a very good experience. The cooking class included introduction to the local... More

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a really fun and interesting way to spend a morning or afternoon in marrakech. We were greeted poolside at the beautiful hotel by Mohammed. He spoke to us about the various moroccan dishes and the ingredients that are used. He also had lots of information regarding the medicinal or healing properties of spices. We then went to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very engaging host who talked knowledgeably about the subject supported by helpful cooking assistants. Really pleasant way to spend a morning and definitely worth the money. Learned a lot and even got a tagine with a small cookbook to help us at home. Helped us appreciate the food for the rest of the trip. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wife and I had a great time and enjoyed the flavour of our cooking. Would definitely recommend....if you like to experience genuine Moroccon cuisine...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This really was a fantastic cookery course & certainly THE highlight of our holiday. Anyone who just likes cooking or food would enjoy this. We were taken by shuttle bus to the most idyllic setting. The herb gardens were so peaceful & calm & we enjoyed tea & bread in these stunning surroundings. The large spacious kitchen was beautiful &... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Highlight of our trip to Marrakech! Did the half day course, excellent information and local knowledge, beautiful setting, plenty of assistance with the cooking and as a result, lovely food at the end! You get a little tagine pot at the end along with the recipes. There were 4 of us, then another 4 doing the course, so it was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Easily the best experience of our Marrakesh trip. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants an authentic taste of Moroccan food.great background to principle of Moroccan food. Fantastic kitchen individual workstation per person complete with individual sinks and mini cok tops. Completely set up with knives and spices dishes and main ingredients all laid out. Good fun introduction to our... More

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