This project was made possible thanks to the support of our 300 contributors
on KissKiss BankBank
and the Gault & Millau
Young Talent Fund.

We thank them again,
very warmly.

LA RÉSIDENCE: FIRST PARISIAN RESTAURANT AND TRAINING PLACE DEDICATED TO REFUGEE CHEFS 

Every 2 to 6 months, La Résidence welcomes a new French refugee chef who takes control of the restaurant’s kitchen to share his/her cuisine and the flavors from his/her country of origin with the general public.

Wherever they are from, all the chefs invited to officiate at La Résidence are professional cooks looking for a new experience. This restaurant is destined to be a professional stepping stone: accompanied by chefs Stéphane Jego (L’Ami Jean) and Mohammad Elkhaldy, the guest chefs can use this space to express themselves, test their cooking and refine their talents.

 

RESTAURANT OPENED FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

WED-THU-FRI: 12 to 2:30pm // 7 to 10:30pm

SATURDAY: 12 to 3pm // 7 to 10:30pm

SUNDAY: 12 to 3pm

No booking, the space is big and welcoming!

MENU OF THE MOMENT : SYRIAN CUISINE BY MOHAMMAD ELKHALDY

LA RÉSIDENCE

BY THE REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL

Menu by Georgian chef Magda Gegenava
With the complicity of Syrian chef Mohammad Elkhaldy and French chef Stéphane Jego (L’Ami Jean)

 

TO START… 

GEORGIAN GASPACHO • Cucumber, avocado, yogurt, herbs and pepper condiment. Served with grilled bread – 6€

HUMMUS • SYRIA – Cream of chickpeas, tabouleh from Damascus and pita bread – 6€

EGGPLANT CAVIAR • GEORGIA – Eggplant caviar and sesame cream, tabouleh from Damascus and pita bread – 6€

 

TO SHARE…

DUO • Hummus, Eggplant caviar, served with Tabouleh……11€

 

DISHES…

GEORGIAN STYLE EGGPLANT SALAD • GEORGIA – Eggplants with walnut cream, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate, feta cheese – 9,5€

“MTCVADI” •GEORGIA – Marinated chicken with yogurt and Georgian spices, in a generous pita bread. Served with spiced potatoes and terragon sauce – 11.5€ ….. With a salad – 14€

VEGETARIAN “MTCVADI” (mushrooms) – 10.5€ ….. With a salad – 13€

“CHKMERULI” • GEORGIA – Chicken with Georgian cream sauce and fresh herbs. Served with spiced potatoes -11,5€

PLAT DU MOMENT • GEORGIA – Voir ardoise

 

DESSERT…

THE FAMOUS RICE PUDDING by Stéphane Jego (L’Ami Jean) • Revisited by La Résidence’s chefs – 5€

 

Meet’s origine France / Our vegetables are lovingly provided by Elise and Thierry Riant (Carrière sur Seine 78), as well as by Le Zingam

* This menu is likely to contain the following allergens: nuts, gluten, dried fruits, dairy products. Information on allergens in the dishes is available at the cash desk.

THE OBJECTIVES

PROMOTE TALENTS

Giving the opportunity to the chefs to test their professional project and their cooking.

TRAIN AND SUPPORT

Allowing the chefs to create their menu with the support of other chefs.

RAISE AWARENESS

Sharing the chefs’ stories and giving them a platform to communicate directly with the general public.

THE CHEFS

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NABIL ATTAR

1ST CHEF GUEST: NABIL ATTAR – SYRIAN CUISINE • FEBRUARY – JUNE 2018

Nabil is the first guest chef at The Refugee Residency Food Festival! He made us discover delicious Syrian cuisine with unknown flavors. As a result of this experience, Nabil and his wife Sousana opened their own restaurant in Orleans: Narënj, which means “bitter orange”. This word links him to his country and his childhood.

Go check it out ! You will discover a delicate and tasty menu, a bridge between France and Syrian culture.

2nd CHEF INVITED: MAGDA GEGENEVA – GEORGIAN KITCHEN • JULY – DECEMBER 2018

Magda Gegenava is the second guest chef to take the stoves of La Résidence du Refugee Food Festival. Magda offers a generous and full of flavors, made with good local and seasonal products.

Magda then wants to open her own Georgian restaurant in Paris. A “feel good” cuisine that she can propose, on the spot or to take away!

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MAGDA GEGENAVA

THE PATRON OF LA RÉSIDENCE

Two great chefs, patrons of La Résidence, support our project! They bring their expertise and participate in the training of the invited chefs.

Chef Stéphane Jégo  L’Ami Jean

Stéphane Jégo, from L’Ami Jean restaurant, has been involved with the Refugee Food Festival since the beginning of the project, welcoming several of the festival’s cooks in his kitchen. His commitment to the festival created beautiful collaborations and a desire for him to go one step further, by accompanying La Résidence’s chefs.

Chef Mohammad Elkhaldy – Catering events

Mohammad Elkhaldy comes from Damascus. At the age of 16, he sets foot in a kitchen for the first time, and it is love at first sight. Twenty years later, his reputation as a chef goes beyond the borders of his native Syria, from Dubai to Cairo, to Lebanon. In 2015, forced to leave his war-torn country, he arrived in France with his wife and three children, after crossing Italy, Germany and Denmark.
At only 37 years old, Chef Elkhaldy now uses his exceptional talents in France, with a view to share his cuisine, flavors and the richness of Syrian culture.

LA RÉSIDENCE IN GROUND CONTROL

LA RÉSIDENCE TOOK ITS QUARTERS IN GROUND CONTROL, RIGHT NEXT TO “GARE DE LYON” TRAIN STATION.

Ground Control is a multidisciplinary, independent, cultural and gourmet living place, which promotes social, ecological and citizens’ initiatives. The Therefore, it seemed only fitting that La Résidence should take its roots in this place of experimentation and discovery!

More about Ground Control:

https://www.groundcontrolparis.com/

81 Rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris

laresidence@refugeefoodfestival.com

LA RÉSIDENCE
WED-THU-FRI: 12 to 2:30pm // 6:30 to 10:30pm
SATURDAY: 12 to 3pm // 6:30 to 10:30pm
SUNDAY: 12 to 3:30pm

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM FROM LA RÉSIDENCE!

This project is supported by Elior Group Solidarité, which we thank warmly.