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Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe

Address: 1, Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech, Morocco
Phone Number: + 212 524 38 70 10
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Ranked #28 of 540 Activities in Marrakech
Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The world-renowned cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe are open to hotel guests and those staying...
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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314 reviews 314 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This cooking class was absolutely fantastic. We were shown how to make a variety of Moroccan dishes, including tagines, salads, bread and coconut cookies and able to eat all of them. The lesson itself was very well run and all the facilities were impeccable. It was also great to have a look round a 5* Hotel after we had finished... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The cooking class at La Maison Arabe is SUCH a fun experience! It is the most beautiful and modern cooking class you can imagine. Each student has his/her own tv monitor, stove, sink, knives, etc. After an overview of Moroccan cuisine, we made several Moroccan dishes and got hands-on instruction and explanations. The food we made was delicious and was... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

this is not normally my thing but i have to say i had a brilliant time,there are two locations for this workshop and i have seen both and they are wonderful, our workshop was in the hotel in the city in the lovely setting of the restaurant and courtyard pool area you prepare a starter and main course (you can... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Moroccan cuisine is graced with a spice profile that is different from its european or north american counterparts. From the first moment that the cover is lifted from a tagine and the aromas of turmeric , saffron, and cumin drift out, if you are a cook, or just a lover of food, you want to know how it is made.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So for all you boyfriends/husbands reading this review, you should accompany your significant other to this class. It was a lot of fun and the dishes I created actually tasted pretty good (even my wife said so). They do a great job leading the class so you don't have to be an expert. The off site location is really nice... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

very professional teaching kitchen set up. Everyone had their own work station and 3 staff to help us. We all cooked the chicken Tagine from scratch but almost as good was the stuff we learnt about Morocco, it's people, spices, food etc. you get to eat your own Tagine in the adjacent restaurant too. One of the must do's in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had a great time at this cooking class. The instructor was fantastic and you felt he was really passionate about sharing Moroccan cuisine with you. The kitchen was so professionally set up and all the cooks and assistants we so much fun. Everyone cooked their own Tagine amoung other things and you really learnt a lot about spice combos... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The classroom where we had our class was very well equipped with tv screens where we could watch closely what Dada was doing. The instructions were very clear plus I appreciate that there was someone watching what we were doing to ensure that we were following the instructions and to help us when needed. I wished they gave us the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ten of us went for this wonderful Moroccan cooking class and the whole workshop was just perfect. The kitchen was very well equiped. We had our own sink, stove and cooking utensil. We also had individual TV screen to see how the Dada was doing. We had the teacher/interpreter and two other assistants who are constantly checking on what we... More 

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