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l'Atelier Madada

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“spice market”(62 reviews)
“cooking class”(44 reviews)
“tagine”(49 reviews)
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...more
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Rue Mohamed Ben Masoud, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 700-189017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unravel the secrets to cooking with spices with this authentic Moroccan cooking class and spice tour - lentil salad, chicken tangine and mint tea - yummy

Thank X2480HAnataliew
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Our day at the cooking school was one we will never forget. It was a wonderfully fabulous experience learning how to make a lamb tajine with apricots, figs and almonds in Morocco. We also made harira soup. As my sister and I were the first...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We did the patisserie workshop and it was such a great experience. Even my husband enjoyed it! This was our first experience of a cooking class and the session was so much better than I imagined it would be. The kitchen was really nice and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerry O
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I happened upon L’Atelier by chance when we first arrived in Essaouira and thought we would give the Cooking Workshop a go the following day and this turned out to be the highlight of our holiday, we enjoyed it so much we...More

1  Thank sarahukhan
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, 5 stars is absolutely not enough for l’ Atelier cooking workshop, and the experience was one of the most wonderful that myself and my boyfriend have had on our travels. I will also say that this needs to be up there on you’re number...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This business is owned and managed by an english woman. And you get it as you walk in. This place is like a piece of art. They have cooking workshops and a shop in the back for interior. The place is so clean and fresh...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dirt M
Reviewed July 21, 2018

L'Atelier Madada is located right in the Medina in a lovely sunny spot. It was a straight up professional cooking workshop with a nice set up and equipment (the photos in the description are accurate). Mona the instructor is great and fun. We made tagine...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Well worth the time and effort, even though my knife skills were terrible! Alyson explained everything in English -- she has lived in Essaouria for 14 years and is very knowledgeable. Mouna is very patient and demonstrates each step clearly. We did a soup and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Elaine H
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We really enjoyed our morning with Mouna and Alyson. We booked a few days in advance and, being the first to book, got to choose the menu. We were shown how to cook a starter and a main course by Mouna and Alyson translated as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jarfie
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited twice during our 10 day stay in Essaouira. Great kitchen and setup. Really knowledgeable guide and cooks. Alyson told us so much about Moroccan food, spices, life and culture.Mouna the Moroccan chef was great fun, gave me lessons on how to cut onions I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Phillip C
March 23, 2017|
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Response from AtelierMadada | Property representative |
Hello Phillip, Thank you for your interest in l’Atelier Madada. It is better to book in advance as our classes are frequently full. Furthermore, the first person to book get the chance to choose the menu we will learn and... More
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May 12, 2016|
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Hello, Thank you for your interest in l'Atelier Madada. I'm not allowed to write an email adress or web link on Tripadvisor answered. However You can easily find us on Internet by googleing our name : Atelier... More
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March 8, 2016|
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Hello, Thank you for your interest in l’Atelier Madada. Here is some information about our workshop: The course starts at 10h30 in the morning; it lasts around two hours and a half to three hours and is followed by the... More
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