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l'Atelier Madada

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Address: 7, bis rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212524475512
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Description: At the entrance of the old medina, in a former almond warehouse, l'Atelier...
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.
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Solo traveller review: I don't like cooking but this was great fun

Overview I was booked on this 1/2 day cookery course by my tour company and forgot about it until the day before when I thought about pulling out as I really don't like cooking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Overview I was booked on this 1/2 day cookery course by my tour company and forgot about it until the day before when I thought about pulling out as I really don't like cooking. On the day I promised myself that if I couldn't find the cookery school I could give it a miss. Location If you are coming into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The four of us loved this cooking experience Our wonderful chef was very particular that we do each step correctly, she was so right as the end result tasted amazing Great fun Great food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love it! Staff were great fun and as a family of four we all thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Had a great laugh and learnt loads in the process Do it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great way to get a bit of the culture - super friendly welcome and you can pick the menu if you get in first!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lots of fun and learnt a lot. Moona ( hope I spelt that right) is very experienced and a great chef. She was very patient and cheerful and I hope we lived up to her high standards. I have never chopped onions so finely in my life !!! We enjoyed the market tour and stopped of to buy essential herbs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great food, good live music and really good atmosphere. Always looked after with excellent and attentive service. A treat but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

An excellent introduction to the Moroccan cuisine. You can not become a master chef in one session but your kind and expert hosts are helpful and creaye a very pleasant atmosphere. A good start for further development in the secrets of this delicious cuisine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our holiday in Essaouira. We were grouped with 6 other people, a couple and a family and it was such a fun and friendly atmosphere! Chef Mona was brilliant and the English translator was also excellent. We learnt how to cook carrot & courgette brioates to start and a chicken tagine with caramelised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a fun experience with delicious food, but seems less 'authentic' than the cooking class we had in Fes where we actually went shopping for the ingredients in the medina and worked with the riad's cooks (who are not professional chefs) to create dinner. Regardless, it was great to engage with Moona and Alison, the facility is spotless and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent surroundings and fun hosts with a good knowledge of Moroccan cooking make this a great day out. We learnt how to cook a chakchouka starter and chermoula-marinated sea bream tagine. And then had the pleasure of eating it in great company! The trip to the Spice Souq is especially good - helping both to explain some of the details... More 

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