Traditional Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe in Marrakech


Explore traditional Moroccan cuisine at La Maison Arabe, a culinary venue in Marrakech with a long history dating back to 1946. That year, two enterprising French women, Hélène Sébillon-Larochette, and her daughter, Suzy, were granted the right by the pasha Thami el Glaoui to set up the first restaurant open to foreigners in the city's Medina. The pasha provided a servant from his nearby palace to teach them the intricacies of Moroccan cuisine. La Maison Arabe quickly became one of the leading restaurants on the African continent!

Today, La Maison Arabe is renowned for its cooking workshops, which are open to in-house guests and all food lovers visiting Marrakech. You'll learn step-by-step techniques and the secrets of authentic Moroccan cuisine from dadas (traditional Moroccan cooks), using modern, everyday kitchen equipment. When finished, you'll enjoy a lunch of precious, authentic recipes passed down from generation to generation.

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Traveler reviews

Jennifer O.
Morristown, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Great class start to finish! My husband that doesn’t cook loved it as well. We ate the food that we prepared and it was delicious. read more

Great class start to finish! My husband that doesn’t cook loved it as well. We ate the food that we prepared and it was delicious.

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