Moroccan Culinary/Cooking Tours
I am searching for an upper end, reliable ,cooking class travel tour companies for Morocco.
I became enticed by a trip Jetsetter was offering which involved multiple locations around the country with classes that had different focuses. The itinerary had trips to local markets, etc. and included some time to tour the nearby sites as well.
Unfortunately, the dates available and the choices for hotels/inns were not to our liking so we let the opportunity expire. But, I am now intrigued by the concept even though we are not usually ones who participate in group tours in general.
Does anyone have a recommendation for an upperend, small group tour companies or individuals who would might be able to help us put together a special experience like this? I think Morocco would be an outstanding place to explore from the focus of it's cuisine.
I came to this board for some recent Morocco info--and here it is!! I'm going on a non cooking type tour in a couple of months, and will arrive 1 full day ahead of the rest of my group. I will need to kill that day in Rabat. Does anyone now of a cooking class I can take or can advise me on an outstanding restaurant tht is a must try? I'm a lone female, so please keep that in mind with recs. Thanks!
If you're looking for a tailored experience with a focus on something you are interested in, I would highly recommend the company Truffilepig Travel Inc. (http://www.trufflepig.com/). They offer personalized and very in-depth service and Morocco is one of their specialties. My husband and I worked with them in planning our honeymoon and we were absolutely blown away by their level of service.
In terms of cooking classes/schools, if you are in Marrakesh, I would suggest taking a class at the Riad Dar Les Cigognes (http://www.lescigognes.com/cooking.php). It is a private cooking class which allows you to give a lot of input on what types of dishes you'd like to prepare and the staff and instruction are so thoughtful and well done. The Riad itself is absolutely lovely and a perfect setting to enjoy your dishes after you've finished the class. That activity was probably one of our favorite things about our trip to Morocco and I would recommend the experience wholeheartedly.