8 Days Dinner Party Culinary Holiday in Morocco

  • Marrakech, Morocco

Overview

Marrakech Culture and Culinary Vacations in Morocco

Experience an authentic gastronomic and cultural adventure far from well-trodden tourist circuits and into the homes, restaurants and kitchens of people with real food soul. Together with Peta Mathias, journey unto the soul of Morocco best represented with its traditional food intricately woven together with its rich culture and revelry. Enjoy the best of both worlds as you spend quality time with nature in the countryside and party with the vibrant Moroccan crowd as you stay Maison du Tresor. This is one gastronomic treat you surely deserve and would not want to miss!

Highlights

  • Authentic Moroccan cooking classes
  • Dine with food prepared by the best guest chefs
  • Visit to some of Moroccos cultural hubs like Jeema el Fna
  • A day for desert activities, camel riding, a desert dinner and cocktails
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner plus wine
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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In the countryside you will stay in a charming bed and breakfast at Dar Tasmayoun, graced by beautiful views and peaceful surrounding. Your second venue, Maison du Tresor, has been transformed by its Italian owner. Its traditional style was restored and enhanced by a keen selection of various objects originating most often from other historical hotels of the town. This private riad shows respect for the old with a sense of the new.

On your week long dinner party in Marrakech you spend half the week in the countryside and the other half in the medina or old city. Moroccans are big party people, hugely welcoming and they love eating. So in a galaxy of bland globalisation, traditional Moroccan dishes are a shining star of beauty and hope. In the countryside you will wander through wild country souks, picnic in the splendid foothills of the Atlas Mountains and enjoy Florences beautiful property, stunning pool and organic garden.

At Maison du Trsor, where you stay in the medina or old town, you will learn how to get around all the gastronomic corners of the souk and party with the locals as well as how to make to make tagines, delicious Moroccan food. A charming bivouac of a dozen oriental-inspired tents in one of the most beautiful corners of Morocco, decorated with locally crafted artwork, African woven matting and Berber rugs is also waiting for you in the desert. There is a 360 view of the peaceful wide-open spaces where you unwind and disconnect from everyday life.

And that's not the half of it, in addition have the time of your life shopping for jewellery and kaftans, crawling the French Quarter including Yves St Laurents gardens, cooking at the fabulous Riad El Mazouar, enjoying the famous main square Jeema el Fna, and getting steamed up in the hammam. Moroccos vibrant culture ranging from the most humble to the most luxurious will surprise and excite you in all the right ways. The team from Peta Mathias and their friends in Morocco are very excited for you to join this adventure and have the best of Morocco with the best company!

Morocco is a land of passion, crushed rosebuds and falling pomegranates, where time passes on slippered feet.

Morocco has a clear culture of food and Moroccans see the world in quite a different set of colors before a good meal than they do after. Not all countries are like this. Not all countries breathe and celebrate their food as an integral part of their culture. Traditional dishes are the product of collective genius. No individual Moroccan invents a dish; dishes are invented by everyone, owned by everyone and can't be reinvented. To understand the importance of Moroccan food, you need to delve into the country's history and changing cultural make-up.

On your free time let Morocco overwhelm you with plenty of things to do such as just spend the day getting wonderfully lost in the line of boutiques, cafes and restaurants or you for desert activities like a camel ride or a trip to desert tents.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Cooking classes
  • Guest chefs
  • Internal transport
  • Restaurants
  • Visits
  • Wine with meals
For information about the booking conditions, please send Peta Mathias an inquiry.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Joe Lillard from Colorado, US

    "This was a fabulous tour; fantastic food by top chefs and some of our own, truly memorable lodgings and excitingly imaginative tours. With eight of our family and friends we had an absolute ball for the entire seven days!! Peta and Rosie brilliantly showed us the best of Hawkes Bay and Auckland."

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  • Review by Lou and Lisa Bieker from Colorado, US

    "Just a quick note of thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip. We had a fabulous time! We experienced a lot of unique things and savored some great meals with top-notch chefs that we would not have been able to experience on our own. For that we are grateful. Thank you for giving us a fresh perspective and taste of New Zealand of which we will speak fondly of for many years."

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  • Review by Molly Lillard from UK

    "If anyone loves food and wants to go to New Zealand, dont miss the 2016 tour from Peta Mathias. We had a fabulous time and would recommend it to anyone. Peta was recognized everywhere we went so we felt very special and Rosie made it all come together. I cant recommend it more! "

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  • Review by Brendan & Shari from Christchurch, New Zealand

    "We had an absolutely fabulous time wandering around Puglia. The weather, food and company was outstanding we couldnt have asked for much more."

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  • Review by Lou Sanderson from Australia

    "How to change your approach to cooking!! Enjoying your Puglia tour in Southern Italy has certainly rejuvenated my approach to shopping and cooking. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience in Italy, the relaxed pace, the group of people, the priveliged experiences of local food and food production, the opportunity to learn from the locals and be introduced to so many traditions. Additionally it was a travel and cultural experience, all in all the balance of tourism, socialising, immersion in culture and cooking, eating and drinking was perfect!"

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  • Review by Liz Dawson from Wellington, New Zealand

    "Thank you so much for the wonderful photo-montage - what lovely memories and real enjoyment it evokes - you have such an eye! Please pass on our thanks to Peta too - both Colin and I had such a brilliant time, and very much enjoyed the company of you and Peta, and our fellow gastronomads. I have valiantly cooked a couple of Moroccan meals since returning 10 days ago - I have to say, the second definitely better than the first, but our guests were delighted to sample some of Peta’s wonderful recipes. "

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Arrival: Sunday May 21, 2017
Departure: Sunday May 28, 2017

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