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Cooking Workshop Essaouira – With A Dada Chef
Discover Moroccan Cuisine

Cooking Class

10:30am – 14:30 (2:30pm) – Cooking Class

Located in a former warehouse under the Madada Boutique Hotel is L’Atlier Madada and the perfect spot for a seaside cooking class. The classes have a maximum of eight people and everyone has their own work station. Mona, the Moroccan Dada Chef learned the best from her mother who was a great cook and former chef at La Mamounia in Marrakech.

The wide array of dishes offered in the cooking class change daily and are based upon the vegetables, meats and fruits of season. L’Atlier also accommodates vegetarians as well for those who want to cook up Morocco meat free. The cooking class begins with a tour of Essaouira’s fish market, the spice souks and sound advice on what to purchase in local markets – a guide for veggies, fruits, spices and preserved lemons. Then everyone returns to the kitchen for mint tea and to roll up their sleeves and cook up Morocco!

A separate pastry workshop is also offered in the afternoon and is great for children. See pricing separately. The day ends with a three course savory meal ready to dine on for lunch.


Greeting and overview of Moroccan cuisine by an English speaking interpreter

Visit a fish market and local spice market

Work and cook at your own workstation alongside the Dada to prepare a delicious Moroccan meal

Moroccan Meal Description: Three courses. To be decided on day of class or in advance by request.

Participate in a Moroccan Tea Ceremony

Dine on the mouth-watering lunch that you have prepared

Choice of half-day classes

$100.00 per person for groups between 2 and 10 $140.00 per personal (workshop and optional wine pairings)

Briouate Cooking Class Menu Options:

Assortment of Moroccan briouates, or turnovers – cheese, chicken, ground meat, vegetables, and seafood


Zaalouk: cooked salad with eggplant

Tchakchouka: cooked salad with peppers

Harira soup

CourgeLes with chermoula


Grated carrots with chermoula

Lentils salad

Bissara: broad bean purée

Marinated beans salad *(winter dish)

Bakkoula: mallow salad *(winter dish)

Main dishes:

Beef or lamb tajine with almonds and dates with caramelized carrots and tomatoes or with apples & quinces*(autumn dish) or with apricots and dry figs or with peas and ar?chokes*(winter dish)

Ke#a (meatballs) tajine with eggs

Chicken tajine with olives and preserved

lemon with caramelised carrots and tomatoes or with raisins and sweet onion

7 vegetables and tfaya couscous

Chicken pastilla

Chicken seffa with vermicelli

Sea bream and vegetables tajine*

Souiri tajine* (with sardine balls)

Seafood pastilla *

Vegetarian tajine *Depending on the season or the fishermen catch.


According to the chosen dishes.