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“Great idea, but poor execution”
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 August 24, 2008

On a recent trip to Petra, I've taken a "cooking class" at Petra Kitchen. My travel angent had recommended it as a good way to learn more about the local food and learn to cook a selection of Jordanian dishes under the watchful eye of a local chef and some local women.

I was actually quite disappointed with the whole experience. The whole set-up was quite chaotic and the introduction consists of the chef telling you the dishes that will be prepared that night. You actually only get hands-on experience with one of six dishes, and the main course is prepared by the chef with people only looking on.

The women supervising our table was quite unfriendly and not helpful or instructive in any way. Stuff was put in front of me to slice, dice and chop and only half way through was I exlained what I am actually cooking.

The finished products were then consumed as dinner. I was a bit uncomfortable to eat food prepared by people I do not know. The taste overall was ok, but the selectiojn of dishes overall was very uninspiring.

At almost USD 50 a head, I would have expected much more.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile
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