Exotic, exotic, exotic. With its fountains, archways and abundance of fragrant orange trees, the "House of Green Mint" is as much a sanctuary as the oasis in which it resides — the exclusive, lush Palmeraie, home to more than 150,000 palm trees in the desert just outside the walls of Marrakech. Along with treating guests to a luxury palazzo experience, this traditional villa is used throughout the year for Moroccan cooking classes taught by Rhode School of Cuisine. Emphasis is on tajine (earthenware pot) dishes made with local fresh ingredients. As well, regional history, culture and religion are incorporated into daily events. Lessons are taught in a customized demonstration kitchen or al fresco, weather permitting. As for activities away from the ovens, they include camel riding and treks into the Atlas Mountains.