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l'Atelier Madada

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Address: Rue Mohamed Ben Masoud, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number:
+212 5244-75512
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Amazing cooking experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Sally J
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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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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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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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
Greater London, United Kingdom
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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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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a superb day with Mona and Alison preparing and cooking our lunch, visiting Mohammed at his spice shop and consuming it all 😀👍🏻. The cooking was brilliant, but Alison opened up Essaouira for us with her local knowledge. Our visit to the town was better for it. Cannot recommended this experience highly enough. Thank you Mona, Alison and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My son and I booked a morning at l'Atelier Madada to learn how to cook in a Tangine First impressions count: the kitchen and training area were emasculate, everything needed was set out and waiting and our hosts Alison and Mona were friendly and professional The morning passed with helpful tips and clear instructions in an atmosphere of easy chatter... More 

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Chappaqua, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My daughter and I took a morning cooking class with Mona and Allison. We made courgettes chermoula and a lamb tajine with apricots and figs and both were delicious. The space was wonderful, the instruction interesting and the tour of the spice market fascinating. I highly recommend this.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Exceptional from start to delicious finish! Mona presented her class in beautiful surroundings with an equally beautifully organized approach. We made individual "bistilla" and a wonderful vegetable concoction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful time with the chef and Allison. There was excellent banter interweaved between the local cooking knowledge and expertise. The trip to the spice market was insightful and learning about the tagines was certainly eye-opening. We highly recommend this extraordinary experience to everyone of all ages! Allison's daughter stole the show!

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