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l'Atelier Madada

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Address: 7 Bis Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5244-75512
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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At the entrance of the old medina, in a former almond warehouse, l'Atelier...

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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Cooking Classes

A group of us went for cooking class which was fun, informative & educational. Learned to make a Moroccan salad & tagine. Also learned about herbs & spices with fun instructors.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brissie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went for cooking class which was fun, informative & educational. Learned to make a Moroccan salad & tagine. Also learned about herbs & spices with fun instructors.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Half day cookery class with Alyson and Moona was fantastic. Very welcoming and really interesting cookery trips as well as a fantastic trip to the Spice Market. Great insight and really fun. Fabulous mint tea too!

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Thank Kate_Little88
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was so much fun. Mouna (chef) and Alison (English translator) have a great working dynamic and keep the class light-hearted whilst still teaching you so much about the food and culture in general. I am a complete novice when it comes to cooking but it didn't matter at all so don't let that put you off. Alison also took... More 

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Thank Hannah W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I truly enjoyed the hands on cooking workshop at l'Atelier Madada. The location is beautiful, clean and very easy to locate in the Medina. The experience was an authentic cultural experience using local spices and ingredients. A bonus was our visit to a spice souk (shop) in the cool maze at the Medina. It was fun sitting down to eat... More 

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Thank joannoliver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Each one makes its own dish, on its own cooker, in a beautiful kitchen. Mounia (ther cheff) and Alison (ther English translator and helper) were very nice and gave a lot of information. The tour to the spice market was helpful to know where and what to buy in order to repeat the dishes at home.

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

An excellent cooking experience where you prepare and cook all your own food and then sit in their excellent restaurant to feast on it after a trip to the spice market. Alison and Mona were great fun, knowledgeable and made the day really fun. I cannot recommend this highly enough and will be back on my next trip to essaouira!

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Thank Sally J
Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Walking into the restaurant, you can see and feel it has style, and the food and service to match it! The tuna carpaccio was amazing, as was the spider crab gratin. Good selection of Moroccan wines. They also have cooking classes, unfortunately we didn't have enough time! highly recommend

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Thank Debbie K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This will be one of the highlights of our trip - Allison and Mona were so wonderful, Allison is full of history lessons and cooking expertise. It was an absolute joy spending our afternoon learning to cook these traditional Moroccan meals and learning so much about the culture and history of the area. We were a bit nervous at first... More 

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Thank Anna1344
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time cooking our own Moroccan lunch & visiting the spice market. Recommend, especially for the insider information on food, spices & other items you might want to bring home from Morocco. Our 18 months old daughter was with us and very welcome

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Thank Martin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A wonderful half day spent learning to cook a Moroccan chicken pastilla with the nicest chef providing guidance

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