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l'Atelier Madada

Rue Mohamed Ben Masoud, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 700-189017
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L'Atelier Madada Moroccan Cooking Workshop
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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 the secrets of Moroccan gastronomy and are initiated into the delights of one of the best cuisine in the world. In a friendly and casual atmosphere, those half-day workshops teach each participant how to prepare a full traditional meal that one can then easily reproduce at home.
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Rue Mohamed Ben Masoud, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 700-189017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isabelle and I had a great time with Mouna and Alyson. The first ones who reserves get to chose the menu. On the menu that day: Harira Soup and Lamb Tagine with dates. Mouna and Alyson started off with preparing the perfect mint tea. We...More

Thank Jean-Sébastien F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very professionally run cooking workshop with a beautiful modern professional kitchen and a translator for people who do not speak French or Arabic but it lacked a bit of soul. I actually tried to book online but couldn't so my riad ended...More

Thank averagejoe2006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our highlights in Essaouira. This should be the first stop before you visit the the rest of Morocco. Very useful tips on buying Tajine with pricing, what to look for when buying Argan and spices etc. Alison was also very knowledgeable...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cooking class (which is in fact so much more than just a cooking class) was one of the highlights of our holiday in Marocco. We learned so much about the food, culture and people of Morocco in such a pleasant way! The day was...More

Thank AM_Letschert
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely one of the best parts of our trip - cooking and history of spices and culture all in one. Alyson and Mouna absolutely amazing - patient as I tried to get my onions and Chermoula minced enough. A true inside look and understanding of...More

Thank RezCO
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Mouna and Alyson were such a delight. The class was fun and lighthearted but also very informative. This was not just a cooking class, but also an amazing cultural lesson about life and traditions in Morocco. The kitchen space was well suited for group courses,...More

Thank Ibeth N
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this great class; I’m not an experienced cook but they only take a small group & it is informative, fun, hands on & the results are delicious.

Thank katemac67
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Not only was the food delicious, the process of chopping, adding spices, stirring, cooking, tasting, etc. was lots of fun. The classroom holds eight students -- each with her (or his) own knives and prep area. The two teachers are master chefs, and I learned...More

Thank swannygal
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I am so glad I took the class. Great information received, the food prepared was delicious as you get to eat what you cooked at the end of the class. Not to forget the visit to the spice shop I found so interesting.

Thank AnnaGrise
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I did the cooking and pastry classes one after the other and both were excellent. The chef has a great sense of humour and her instruction was excellent. We also had a photographer visit for the local exhibition! Just a great day all around :)

Thank Jaryd C
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Phillip C
23 March 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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Jo B
13 May 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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8 March 2016|
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Response from AtelierMadada | Property representative |
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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