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“Discovering Local Cuisine with Petra Kitchen”
Review of Petra Kitchen

Petra Kitchen
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Owner description: THE PETRA KITCHEN is a delightful way to round out your Jordan travel experiences. Like any home kitchen, THE PETRA KITCHEN is a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you'll gather to prepare an evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervision of our chef. Each evening meal includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, and a main course-all typical Jordanian dishes. You will have get an inside glimpse of the secrets behind the famous regional cuisine of the Levant. THE PETRA KITCHEN offers an evening of learning, fun and a very special dining experience, with each dish gaining the special flavor of a reward well-earned. Great care has been taken to make THE PETRA KITCHEN a truly Jordanian experience-right down to the furnishings, all crafted in Jordan, the tableware, all produced by the Iraq al Amir Women's Co-operative, and the aprons and table linens, all hand-embroidered by the Jordan River Foundation. The regular price of 35 JD / per person. includes the cuisine course, meal and all non-alcoholic beverages as well as take-home recipes for all dishes prepared that evening. Special 5-night cuisine classes are also available, where in addition to the nightly sessions you will make shopping trips to the local markets with our chef. The 5-night classes include special arrangements for hotel accommodations, visits to Petra, and discounts on food products and other gift items available at THE PETRA KITCHEN and the MADE IN JORDAN gallery.
Reviewed May 1, 2013

This was my second trip to Petra. A friend told me about Petra Kitchen and I signed up with my friend who was visiting from the US. We loved it! We're both foodies and were thrilled to have the opportunity to not only eat but assist with the preparation of regional cuisine. It was obvious from the very beginning that Petra Kitchen knows their audience. Ours that night included a group of tourists from France/Canada and a lovely couple from Scotland. The night was organized and orchestrated by Ali and the two chefs. Ali, the host with the most, introduced to the menu, ingredients, and preparation to expect. The chefs, walked us through each step, guiding us expertly along the way. The evening culminated with a beautifully set table where we were able to enjoy the foods we had prepared: Shourbat Adas (Lentil Soup), Fatoosh, Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Magluba (Upside Down) to name a few of the dishes. We were given the recipes at the end of the evening, too!

We had a memorable night! I highly recommend it if you enjoy learning about local cuisine as much as you like eating it!

Thank mcc0p
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

There is not much to do in Petra in the evening but Petra's Kitchen is a little jewel in the crown. Not only does it supply a great evening out but the food we cooked was excellent. All of the staff were really friendly and entertained us throughout. We met some great people from around the world too and shared our Petra stories. Would definitely recommend.

Thank DASands
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We spent the day visiting on a dig with ACOR in Petra and wanted a good meal in good company outside of our hotel. We stumbled upon Petra Kitchen in the town of Wadi Musa and booked ourselves in for the evening. It was a wonderful experience. Super organized, clean, on time, and great company. We prepared our meal and indulged in our own cooking with joy and a lot of laughs. The cooks took time to explain the ingredients of each dish as we prepped. After enjoying our dinner, they sent us off with detailed recipes in hand. An experience to be repeated again and again.

Thank Nadine T
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Our tour guide recommended this activity and he helped us to book it.

We not only had a great time from the moment we meet the manager to the time we left our table to go back to the hotel. We learned how to cook everything and we got recipes for all the stuff we cooked. We were separated on tables (teams) and our table was fantastic! We not only had fun and enjoyed the cooking, but we get to talk and meet each other and really enjoy our dinner.

At dinner time we had more than enough food to eat, and we were very happy and proud of our cooking! Excellent and very recommendable experience!!

NOTE, if you are planning to do this, we strongly recommend to make reservations in advance as this is a very desirable activity while in Petra.

1  Thank Travelguy3
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Did a Jordanian cooking class with a few other tourists. It was fun - the operators had a good sense of humour and we ate our meal afterwards!

1  Thank 351BC351
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