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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
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Great tutors, locations and food!

My partner and I are both big foodies and love cooking so it was always part of our plan while visiting Marrakech to take a Moroccan cooking class. We had an idea of which one we... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2012
Marc G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

The cooking class with Mohammed Nahir was amazing - he took lots of time to explain every step of the recipes, but also interesting background info as well. The meal we made was so delicious, and the setting at La Maison Arabe was beautiful - pretty much a perfect experience!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

My partner and I are both big foodies and love cooking so it was always part of our plan while visiting Marrakech to take a Moroccan cooking class. We had an idea of which one we would do (from Lonely Planet guide) but found it was all booked up for the week we were in town, so we looked online... More 

Thank Marc G
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

One day we took a cooking class at la Maison Arabe, and it's was just so much fun. The young women translator - her name was Wafa-was very informative and patient with us. we all cooked a wonderful chicken tagine, then sat down poolside and enjoyed our meal with delicious Moroccan wine. It was all too wonderful.

Thank Chris Z
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

My husband and I immediately fell in love with the delicious local cuisine and so jumped at the idea of a cooking class. The kitchen space was beautiful and clean and everything was well organized. The yummy dishes we prepared were served to us later as our lunch. We highly recommend this cooking class as a way of bringing home... More 

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Sevenoaks Uk
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

One of the highlights of our holiday was a half-day cookery school at La Maison Arabe, a hotel and restaurant in the Marrakech medina. The instruction was excellent, the introduction to Moroccan spices and cooking Moroccan salads, tagines and pastillas was enlightening and we got to eat what we cooked!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Fantastic cooking school, with great hosts. Learnt how to make tagines - vegetable and chicken, plus salads and bread. Delicious food, interesting information and a great environment to spend a few hours. Would recommend!

Thank P W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

What an amazing class with Mohammed! I had seen great reviews of him from previous posts and we were thrilled to arrive and find him as our teacher. The recipes and instruction were wonderful - I'm making my first tagine this evening for guests and hope to do as well as I did at the school - fingers crossed:)

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

We enjoyed an afternoon while visiting the city, the location was good and the atmosphere was nice.

Thank JasonPhil
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We had 3 hours cooking class with Wafaa and Fatiha there are amazing we learned how to cook a tagine, how toi make moroccan bread just love it

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Reviewed 1 May 2012

We did the cookery class as a family.Part of it was good and we did learn some about Moroccan cooking but a large part was done "on routine" without much personal enthusiasm from the Dada. Most interesting was a visit to the local owen where women from the neighbourhood take their bread to bake. Less interesting was the visit to... More 

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

Dear Madam, I would like to thank you for the very kind words you posted concerning our hotel, and to express our regret that your experience at our cooking school was less than perfect. Our dada (traditional chef) does not speak any foreign languages which you may have sensed as a lack of enthusiasm; she is always accompanied by a... More 

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