Marrakech / Morocco
Morocco is a land of passion, crushed rosebuds and falling pomegranates – where time passes on slippered feet.
On our week long dinner party in Marrakech we 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 we wander through wild country souks, picnic in the splendid foothills of the Atlas Mountains and enjoy Florence’s beautiful property, stunning pool and organic garden.
At Maison du Trésor, where we stay in the medina or old town, we 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 salads and desserts.
We also squeeze in a trip to the desert – think of 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. There is a 360° view of the peaceful wide-open spaces, where we have cocktails, desert dinner, camel ride and unwind and disconnect from everyday life.
And that's not the half of it .... shopping for jewellery and kaftans, crawling the French Quarter including Yves St Laurent’s gardens, cooking at the fabulous Riad El Mazouar, enjoying the famous main square Jeema el Fna, and getting steamed up in the hammam.
We, and our adorable co-conspirators in Marrakech are all revved up and waiting for you.
For further info on Peta's Marrakech tour you can read her book Culinary Adventures in Marrakech.
Important: For this tour you should be of a reasonable level of fitness with no mobility issues.
2018 MARRAKECH TOUR
6 – 13 May
€ 3,250 per person
(based on twin share).
This includes 7 nights accommodation, internal transport, cooking classes, visits, guest chefs, restaurants, all meals & wine with meals.
Maximum of 12 guests.
Our mission has always been to provide truly authentic gastronomic and cultural experiences, far from the well-trodden tourist circuits and into the homes, restaurants and kitchens of people with real food soul.
We sample everything, from the chic to the humble because... variety is the spice of life! As usual, the most difficult task has been to choose between all those delicious recipes... those tempting wines... those magical interiors ... those overflowing markets ... Someone's got to do it - why not you? I hope you can join us.