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l'Atelier Madada

7, bis rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212524475512
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Ranked #8 of 57 activities in Essaouira
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: At the entrance of the old medina, in a former almond warehouse, l'Atelier Madada welcomes you under its stone arches. By small groups (8 persons... more » Owner description: At the entrance of the old medina, in a former almond warehouse, l'Atelier Madada welcomes you under its stone arches. By small groups (8 persons maximum) and supervised by a professional team (a cook and a trilingual presenter) our hosts discover the secrets of Moroccan gastronomy and are initiated into the delights of one of the best cuisine in the world. In a friendly and casual atmosphere, those half-day workshops teach each participant how to prepare a full traditional meal that one can then easily reproduce at home. « less
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Dublin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had an wonderful time at this cooking lesson. Mona the chef has a delightful mischievous sense of humour but an excellent eye for detail, while our translator Alison was lovely company and very helpful and informative. The food was sublime and plenty of it. The highlight was the trip to the spice souk to learn about the different morrocan... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is probably the best thing what I have done in Morocco. I´d like the chef attitude, not too easy going. Make you cook exactly right. Would I go again? Yes!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The cooking class at l'Atelier Madada should be a part of everyone's plan in Essaouira. We were four traveling together and had the class just for us. We learned how to make Pastilla and zucchini chermoula and both were a lot of fun to prepare and delicious to eat afterwards. Mona, the chef who taught us, was very nice, had... More

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firfax
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I signed up for the course at Madada Mogador and was told that I would be the second person in the class. When I arrived the first person had cancelled so I received a private lesson. What a treat! We made a delicious eggplant appetizer and beef couscous. Both were fabulous. It was a real treat being with Mona and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Fortunately we created a chicken tajine under the supervision of Mona and Alison at the end of our trip. Otherwise our previous meals would probably have seemed rather disappointing. We were a group of mothers with adult daughters, and not all of us were experts in the kitchen. Everybody had a wonderful time! The location is beautiful, the staff professional... More

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Drammen, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great cooking class in a very nice environment. Professional and smoothly run course. Mona and Alison made us feel welcome and as we didn't speak french, Alison translated everything to us. We learned how to make mint tea and then an entree and a tajine. The trip to the spice market was also fun, and interesting.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I booked the course after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and in Lonely Planet. We were not disappointed. The cookery school is a beautifully designed working kitchen. Mona the chef and her assistant Alison were very welcoming and put us at ease immediately. As we were the first to book on the course, we were lucky... More

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Do this course it was well prepared, good fun and excellent value. We also had a tour of the spice market and ate our own meals with a bottle of wine. Don't expect to be able to move after lunch though, tons of food !!

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very well run course, Mona and Alison make you feel really welcome. My daughter and I had great time. we have never been on a cookery class before and I was a little concerned, because although I love cooking I would not consider myself to be a good cook I am now home and going to practice on my husband.... More

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London
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A great morning learning how to cook some Moroccan classics. Mona the chef and Alison the translator work really well together and make this workshop both informative and fun! The cookery school is very clean and modern supplying everything you need for the class. We learnt how to make mint tea then we prepared briouats and a chicken tagine, then... More

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