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l'Atelier Madada

7, bis rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212524475512
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Ranked #8 of 67 Activities in Essaouira
Type: Educational Sites, Classes
Owner description: At the entrance of the old medina, in a former almond warehouse, l'Atelier Madada welcomes you...
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Type: Educational Sites, Classes
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Kenya
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Having done the cooking lesson once, I now leave it to my group to experience. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves once again in this lovely kitchen and felt they had learned a lot. The restaurant section where you eat what you have prepared is very tastefully decorated and the visit to the spice market is fun and educational. Great staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were greeted by the very friendly English translator/front-of-house lady and were escorted to a very clean, tidy training area,where each of us had our own station. We met the wonderful cook lady whose name I forget alas. We learned how to make Chicken Tagine and brouiats, under her watchful eye. She is quite a character, and wanted to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Really loved it!! Organization, preparation, the place itself, the welcoming and of course the food!!! Great day!! I will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I attended a cooking lesson here, we cooked lamb tagine and brewats and both were delicious. Trip to the spice market was a real insight as to what to look out for, and we got some good advise of where to eat and guidance on buying tagine pots. (I believe the first person to book the lesson... More 

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Stokkemarke, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

During our travel through Marocco in October 2014, we many times enjoyed the very tasteful and delicious food made in a tajine. We therefore decided, to discover the secret and the tajine and signed up for a cooking class in L'Atelier Madada in Essaouira. That really became one of the highlights of our trip. In very beautiful surroundings under the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Next to a beautiful restaurant, where you get to eat what you have produced, L'Atelier Madada lived up to expectations. Chef and English translator were super helpful, informative and made it all great fun. Cannot wait to recreate at home what we made today!

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London
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A highlight of our trip. The class was fun and informative. The chef who taught us paid great care and attention to what we were doing and was assisted by a woman who translated everything to English for us. While out tagines bubbled away we had a quick trip to the spice souk which was very informative. Then back to... More 

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Arona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

it was a real pleasure and fun participating at the workshop ! we cooked a beef tajine and a harira soup. Mona was a great teacher, i had a lot to learn from her in only a few hours. Alison and her daughter are absolutely gorgeous. I totally recommend taking the class. After preparing the food we took a tour... More 

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a great time learning to cook traditional Moroccan food, briouaetes andchicken tajine. Everyone was friendly and helpful and we're sure we can cook the meals at home too. Thank you

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our Moroccan cooking course at l'atelier Madada was real fun. Though we've picked a fairly complicated dish (Pastilla), all the steps were understandable and it was a lot of laughing and chatting while preparing our dishes.The instructors were always addressable in French and English. While our Pastilla was in the oven, they also took us to the Spice market and... More 

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