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Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe
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Moroccan Cooking Workshops at La Maison Arabe
Ranked #2 of 27 Food & Drink in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This was really enjoyable, a small group of us only about 8 people, so a good class size. Wonderful teachers, made it fun and you learnt a traditional dish whilst also shown how to make the local tea. At the end you all sit and eat what you have cooked in the gardens. Also a bit of time away from the hustle & bustle of Marrakech. Perfect!

Thank Marie S
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Our day at the Maison Arabe Cooking School was an absolute delight.

We were not sure how it would go as we started with a lesson on how to make bread and Moroccan mint tea. It was informative but a bit formal. Well...it did not take long for the tone to change. Our Dada ( Moroccan Chef), her Manager and assistant all started to laugh and entertain as well as teach us about Moroccan cuisine. The entire class, including lunch afterwards, takes only about 4 hours but we learned a lot about spices and techniques.

The cooking school is located outside the Medina but a shuttle takes you to and from Maison Arabe. The kitchen was high tech with monitors at each cooking station. The equipment was new and everything was clean and well planned for our class. They are well prepared and able to accommodate about 16 guests.

We thought the price was reasonable and well worth a day of educational fun. My husband even enjoyed himself and now assists me with cooking with my tagine!

La Maison Arabe Cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to Morocco.

Thank BZSTEPHAN
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We took this cooking class on our last day in Marrakech - and it was amazing! We had rang up that morning - they were not planning to run an afternoon class - but they decided to anyways, and it was just for the two of us!

This wasn't some amateur cooking class put together by a riad owner or a maid - they run these all the time and even have a purpose built cooking class kitchen to accommodate a big group. There are TV screens at each workstation to see what the chef instructor is doing, and the whole room is air conditioned so a very comfortable experience indeed.

We learned how to make Moroccan salads and a chicken lemon tagine. We then got to eat our creations - as well as a dessert from the kitchen - in their tranquil restaurant at the Maison Arabe hotel where the cookery school is located.

At 600 Dirhams per person it isn't a cheap experience for a 3 hour class and a meal, but we really enjoyed it, the teacher was great, the class kitchen was professional, clean, and well set up.

Thank dahokolomok
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We had a great time as a family at the Maison Arabe cookery workshop. Our kids joined in making bread at the start and the staff could not have been more helpful with them through the cooking itself. The food actually tasted great as well. That may have been helped by the tasting wine menu as well. Eating macaroons fresh from the oven in a herb garden in Marrakech - life's memories are made of these moments.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

For my wife's 30th birthday we spent the day learning how to make a traditional Moroccan tagine in a beautiful setting. The staff were fun, friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience very memorable. Needles to say the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys food and would like to get a flavour of Moroccan food.

Thank rowdyburns73
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