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!
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.