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Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe

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Address: 1, Derb Assehbe | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5243-87010
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Very fun experience

Very fun experience! I appreciated the small lecture on Moroccan culture, spices/ingredients before starting to cook. The workshop went at a slow speed, and they had cooking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
amanda l
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very fun experience! I appreciated the small lecture on Moroccan culture, spices/ingredients before starting to cook. The workshop went at a slow speed, and they had cooking assistants for additional support. It definitely had a community feel to the experience, as we sat around the table after cooking to enjoy a meal together. At the end we were given a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect way to spend half a day in Marrakech. We learnt how to make a delicious chicken tajine and some side dishes. The host had excellent English and was very informative, we were well looked after for the morning. We ended the course by sitting on the rooftop in the sun eating the fruits of our labour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For our cooking class we went out to the private garden venue about 15 minutes drive from La Maison Arabe. A lovely setting with great kitchen facilities and a lovely outdoor eating area. The whole package was relaxed, really good fun and easy to follow. The groups are pretty small (we have no more than 10 people) and the staff... More 

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SAYA72, General Manager at Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review

Dear Mr. K, Thank you for your kind words regarding our cooking workshops, and for pointing out the flatbread and tea modules which are part of the overall experience before learning to make a traditional Moroccan meal. Although there were 10 people in your group, our facility has workstations for up to 16 participants. We would like to point out... More 

Devizes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it,we were made welcome as soon as. We stepped over the threshold. Sat in elegant surroundings to sip mint teas prepared with skill.Given first clas instructions and were shown a local bakery and watched loves being baked,Then to our class,instructions and recipes first class,excellent kitchen and eguipment and very good teachers.We enjoyed our meal efforts and these were also... More 

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SAYA72, General Manager at Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you so much for complimenting our cooking workshops! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and we hope that you will share your culinary knowledge with others back home. We hope to welcome you back again to La Maison Arabe. All the best, Taoufik Ghaffouli General Manager of La Maison Arabe More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Extraordinarily well run and a beautiful facility. I never thought I could make a chicken/lemon tagging but this class enabled me to do so while having fun. Well worth the price!

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SAYA72, General Manager at Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Thank you for sharing your cooking workshop experience with us! It’s wonderful for us to read you had fun during the cooking workshop, as creating a convivial ambiance is part of our goal. Our cooking school staff strives to make sure that everyone can make a traditional Moroccan tagine, regardless of one’s cooking skills. Thank you again... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a big group of people from all over the world, from Venezuela to Ireland. We first started out with a presentation of moroccan food and spices, (we also got some mint tea of course), the presentation was given in english and french. I don't remember the name of the woman leading this course, but she was indeed knowledgable... More 

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SAYA72, General Manager at Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review

Dear Ms. L, Thank you so much for your kind review and have noted that you felt the cooking workshop was too organised at times. There is a lot of ground to cover between the two Moroccan salads and the main tagine, and in the interest of time, the staff must have felt they were being helpful. But we will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent way to spend a wet morning, or indeed any morning in Marrakech. We had a group of 12 and started with a glass of mint tea, followed by a brief introduction to Moroccan cooking and spices before we started to prepare our meals. The kitchen was very well equipped and the cooking enjoyable with excellent guidance from our... More 

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SAYA72, General Manager at Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review

Dear Mr. P, Thank you for sharing your cooking workshop experience with other Tripadvisor members! The story of La Maison Arabe has always been related to food (it began as a restaurant in 1946) and we strive to build on this heritage by offering our guests as well as travellers staying elsewhere in Marrakech an exceptional cooking workshop experience. We... More 

Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cooking class at the beautiful, elegant La Maison Arabe is a welcome respite from the chaos of Marrakech. Our hostess, Wafa, was very warm and welcoming and gave excellent explanations and instructions in perfect English. The professional kitchen is state-of-the-art, spotless, bright and spacious. The lesson was comprehensive and clear, and everything we prepared was delicious and very "do-able"... More 

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SAYA72, General Manager at Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe, responded to this review

Dear Esteemed Guest, Your review of our cooking workshops means so much to us. We highly appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience with other Tripadvisor members. We are so glad you found the cooking very ‘’do-able’’ at home as one of our main goals is that participants take the culinary knowledge we have shared with them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 2 adults and 2 children (ages 9 & 11) were welcomed to the class (in a gorgeous hotel) with tea, a visit to the local bread bakery, and an introduction to Moroccan spices. Afterwards we headed to the kitchen for a break making lesson and to prepare our own tagine and salads. I am a vegetarian and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I had a wonderfull experience at the cookery class, the highlight of my stay in Marrakech. Mohammed gave us a wonderful talk about Morocan cooking & spices and brought us to the local community bakery, which was very interesting. We then went to the well equipped kitchen to start our hands on cooking experience. The dada and assistants were very... More 

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