In the medina, with its rammed earth (pisé) walls, its streets and alleys, you are invited to lose yourself and to push open the doors of dwellings hidden behind high walls.
Once you have entered those of the Moroccan culinary museum, you will find yourself in a refuge that will make you forget the sound and heat of the outside world.
This 18th century palace, which belonged to a Marrakesh notable, covers 5000 m2 and has two interior courtyards or patios (one of which is more than 700 m2), paved with zellige (enameled terracotta mosaic tiles) that ornate decorative friezes and columns.
The center of the first courtyard is embellished with a Carrara marble fountain framed by four olive trees and two sumptuous salons with ceilings more than sixteen feet high.
This palace was renovated with top quality workmanship without changing its character, and preserving its profusion of zellige, sculpted plaster and cedar wood hand-painted in the zouaké style.
The museum is open from 9 am to 6 pm, seven days a week.
Last entry at 18H00
Our Moroccan FOOD
Installed on a 400 m2 terrace, the restaurant offers a superb view of the medina and the Koutoubia.
Outside meal times, you can enjoy a Moroccan tea, a spiced coffee or a homemade fruit juice and Moroccan pastries. This same terrace houses a bar, two ovens (one for bread, one for tafarnout). The terrace also has an all-day dining menu (from noon to 6 p.m.), Moroccan dishes, salads, desserts and live cooking.
On the second floor of the riad, a reception room, 34 cooking stations and a Moroccan salon await you for a convivial introduction to Moroccan cuisine. A dada, a traditional cook, will reveal to you the secrets of mixing spices, oven baking and the tricks of our savory cuisine. You will also taste the dishes you have made.
Local products (spices, marinades, conserves, argan and olive oils), teas and herbal mixtures, pastries, but also everything to set a sublime table: tea glasses and silver teapots, porcelain and ceramic from Fez or Tamegrout, copper trays, embroidered tablecloths and napkins
The Moroccan culinary museum is a sublime setting in which to organize events. It is ideal for private events such as parties, concerts, exhibitions, book signings, etc.
We organize cooking courses and training in hygiene standards and management for women in difficult situations (widows, divorcees and single mothers), in order to help them enter the job market with dignity.