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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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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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personal, friendly, educational, and a great experience!

This absolutely was one of the highlights of our trip! The staff was extremely friendly, professional, and an absolute pleasure to spend several hours with. The cooking stations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This absolutely was one of the highlights of our trip! The staff was extremely friendly, professional, and an absolute pleasure to spend several hours with. The cooking stations at the hotel are complete with video and television monitors so that you can see everything that the dada is doing. They took their time to teach and the personal attention was... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Maison Arabe has one of the best equipped teaching kitchens, I have ever scene. Each student has his own work station completely equipped with the very best items there are to offer. Each station has its own TV Monitor which follows the directions by one of their fabulous chefs. Mohammed Nahir does a wonderful job or organizing your event(s)... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a cookery course for my foodie partner's birthday and decided to tag along. We had to meet at maison arabe in the medina, a beautiful hotel would love to stay there. We were taken out to the country club and cookery school for our course. Stunning gardens, really lush and peaceful. The course was run by Mohammed, he... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely way to spend a few hours, beautiful setting, and you get to cook your own lunch! Interesting way to learn about Moroccan food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an experience I recommend 100%. The place is really nice, the workshop allows you to cook with the assistance of women from the country. The menu is very traditional and delicious. Recommended!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth your time in Marrakech! If you love Moroccan food and cooking this is for you. Meeting at La Maison Arabe riad, you go to their gardens, kitchen and firewood oven on the outskirts of the city. Wonderful set up, great intro to Moroccan cooking and we made the best tagine we had while in Morocco. Fun experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in learning a bit about Moroccan cooking then the half day experience at La Maison Arabe could well fit the bill. On the day we took part the class was held at their country club just outside Marrakech. The facilities were excellent and the staff who ran the class were really enthusiastic and helpful. We made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I love to cook, and one of my favourite aspects of travel is collecting new insights into local cuisine. The Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe provided just such an opportunity. The experience deftly walks the line between authentic and modern by providing local instructors (and English-speaking translators) in a purpose-built pristine teaching kitchen complete with perfectly organized work stations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is just a great time. You start at the beautiful Maison Arabe hotel with tea and cookies in the courtyard. And make sure to appreciate the incredible woodwork around doors and trim; some of the nicest that I've seen. Then a 15 minute ride in their van to their classroom kitchen out at the country club. The outside setting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Anything La Maison Arabe can be trusted, and the cooking workshops are no exception. From start to finish, this operation was thoughtfully executed and made for a delicious experience. Pros: beautiful grounds, high quality ingredients and cookware, educational Cons: if you are short on time in Marrakech, this may not suit your itinerary Suggestions: make this a couple or family... More 

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