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Guide to your week at our cooking school in Marrakech, Morocco

For our Culinary Guests during our cooking weeks, your program will include hands-on cooking courses as in our illustrative guide below. If you are a Gourmet Guest and want to indulge in the exotic dining and fine wine but want to stay out of the kitchen, the allotted time for cooking will instead be for free-time and relaxation or for additional excursions organized by yourself with the assistance of our hostess. We may change items in the programme and recipes covered from time to time to allow for local variations in availability for example.

Saturday ~

Arrival at DAR LIQAMA
We will meet you at the airport and bring you to our luxury villa. You will be given time to relax and settle into your room - you may even indulge in a steam bath, hot tub or a swim after your long flight.

5:30pm to 7:30pm - For those of you who arrive before the evening, you will have your first hands-on cooking lesson when you'll cook your first Tajine in Morocco.

7:00pm to 8:00pm - Cocktails on the roof terrace with breath-taking views towards the Atlas and Jebl Ette mountains.

8:00pm- Dinner in the grand dining room.

Sunday ~

8:30am to 9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am to12:00pm - hands-on cooking lesson.

1:00pm to 2:00pm - lunch served poolside, weather permitting.

2:30pm -Depart the villa for a guided shopping tour of the souk in Marrakech Medina with someone to translate and negotiate for you. Feel free to roam and shop on your own if you wish, there will be a designated location to meet before departure. It is here in the Medina where you will also visit the Museum of Marrakech The ancient medina is where the souk merchants will tempt you with their textiles, pottery and ceramics, carpets, rugs, jewellery, woodwork, copper, brass, basketware and leather goods.

5:00pm to 7:00pm - meet at Djemaa el Fna Square for a tour of the major historic monuments of Marrakech, including the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace.

7:30pm - A special Champagne and cocktail hour with Moroccan musicians on La Terrasse des Berbères .

8:30pm - Dinner at the villa in the grand Salle à  Manger


Monday ~

8:30am to 9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am to 12:00pm - hands-on cooking lesson

1:00pm to 2:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm to 5:00pm - Free time to at the villa to enjoy the botanical gardens, play tennis, have a massage, exercise in the spa, take a steam, swim or relax by the pool. You may choose to go camel riding in the Palmeraie or to take advantage of the equestrian facilities in beautiful the neighbouring Palmeraie Golf Palace or at beautiful Bab Atlas.

5:00pm to 6:30pm - hands-on cooking lesson outside at our unique exterior kitchen with thatched roof and traditional Moroccan bread oven.

8:00pm- Dinner

Tuesday ~

8:00am to 8:45am - Breakfast
9:00am - Depart for the High Atlas mountains
10.00am - Visit souk of Tahanoute
11.00am - Depart Asni/Tahanoute for Imlil
11.45am - Arrive Imlil, visit village and walk or mule ride to Kasbah
1.00pm - Lunch at the Kasbah du Toubkal
3.00pm - Depart Imlil
5.30pm - Return to Marrakech
7.30pm - Dinner in the grand Salle a Manger

Wednesday ~

8:30am to 9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am to 12:00pm - hands-on cooking lesson

1:00pm to 2:00pm - lunch

2:30pm to 3:30pm - A visit to the subtropical Jardin Majorelle, considered one of the most delightful spots in Marrakech. The garden was created from the 1920s on by the French painter, Jacques majorelle and is now owned and superbly maintained by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

3:30pm - 6:00pm - part for a visit to the vast Djemaa El Fna Square. The hustle and bustle of the square will entertain you with snake charmers, magicians, tumbling acrobats and rows of scrumptious food stalls. You will also have free time to explore and visit the Koutoubia Minaret, considered the most perfect Islamic monument in North Africa. You will also have time to return to the souk for a bit of shopping.

7:30pm - Dinner in the Medina. You can choose between the casual yet lively experience of eating in the square or the beautiful ambience of dining at one of the best traditional restaurants of Marrakech. Please choose in advance, as reservations are required.

Thursday ~

8:30am to 9:30am - Breakfast

10:00am to 12:00pm - hands-on cooking lesson

1:00pm to 2:00pm - A poolside lunch at Dar Liqama

2:30pm to 5:30pm - relax and enjoy the beautiful facilities of Dar Liqama, a bit of tennis, a steam in the Hammam, a dip in the hot tub or simply lounge by the pool. If you book in advance, you can treat yourself to a massage, an aromatherapy capillary head massage, or other salon treatments.

5:00pm - 6:30pm - hands-on cooking lesson

7:00pm - GRADUATION! Get dressed-up for a last ‘soirée’ and receive your diploma,that is if you've been a good student!

8:00pm - Dinner

Friday ~

8:30am - 10:00am - Breakfast

10:00am to 12:30pm - Free-time at the villa and time to pack

12:30pm to 3:00pm - Buffet lunch

Transfers to the airport throughout the day

Thank you for a great week, and we hope to see you again soon in the South of France, Tuscany or again in Marrakech!


Some recipe examples:

Hrira - Morrocan Soup

Shlada Matesha - Tomato and Onion Salad

Shekshuka - Grilled Pepper and Tomato Starter

Briouate bel Crevette - Prawns Briouate

Bestila be'Djaj - Chicken Pastilla

Tajine Ta‚ Citrone - Chicken Tajine with Lemon

Kseksou Belkhodra - Couscous with Vegetables

Baghrir - Moroccan Crumpets

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