– AMSTERDAM 2018 –

AMSTERDAM 2018

20th-24th June

From 20th – 24th June, the city of Amsterdam welcomed the Refugee Food Festival for the second year in a row.

On this occasion, six refugee chefs took the helm of five restaurants’ kitchens, to offer special menus co-prepared with the restaurants’ usual chefs, allowing Amsterdam’s culinary scene to thrive off Syrian and Iraqi flavours.

FLORA • Kamal Naji

JUNE from 20th to 24th 2018  •  Lunch

For a few days, the very best of Syrian cuisine (suitable for vegetarians) was on Flora’s menu. The restaurant is located right in Bilderdijk park.

Average price: 10€

BOX SOCIAAL • Mahran Shamih

JUNE from 20th to 22nd 2018  • Lunch

Mahran Shamih added exotic Syrian dishes (including vegetarian options) to the usual menu of this cozy restaurant in front of Artis. 

Average price: 10€

 

 

BLEND COFFEE & WINE • Mahmoud Barkawi

JUNE 20th 2018 • Lunch

At Blend Coffee & Wine, guests (including vegetarians) were able to enjoy a tasty Syrian lunch, paired with a good bottle of wine, on the beautiful canal side terrasse.

Average price: 10€

 

 

ZEST • Mohamad Haj Kasem

JUNE 20th 2018  • Dinner

Music and a terrific Syrian non-set menu made for a wonderful evening at the cozy restaurant Zest on Bilderdijkstraat.

Average price: 20€

 

BOX SOCIAAL • Adhraa Maqdes

JUNE 20th 2018  • Dinner

The brothers-run restaurant welcomed our female chef for a unique Iraqi 3-course menu, suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 40€

 

WATER&BROOD • Mahmoud Barkawi

JUNE 21st 2018 • Dinner

The “gezellig” restaurant Water & Brood exceptionally opened its kitchen at night for a delicious 3-course Syrian menu, suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 15€

 

WATER&BROOD • Adhraa Maqdes

JUNE 22nd 2018  • Dinner

Water & Brood exceptionally opened its doors for a second dinner, welcoming Adhraa Maqdes and her delightful Iraqi menu.

For reservations: call +31 6 41078060
Average price: 15€

 

 

 

Bijlmerjabes • STARTUP KITCHEN

JUNE 23rd 2018  • Dinner

The chefs from Startup Kitchen prepared a tasty barbecue in a former prison, with options suitable for vegetarians.

Average price: 15-20€

 

DE RUIMTE • Final party

JUNE 24th 2018 • All day long

To conclude the festival in Amsterdam, chefs and guests gathered for a day-long party offering Syrian food, music, an exhibition, workshops and more at De Ruimte. 

Average price: 10€

 

 

 

food-festival-porteur-de-projet Mariné-Dupé

THE TEAM

Marine and Maria were leading the organisation of the festival from A to Z! In Amsterdam, the organisation of the Refugee Food Festival was made possible thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of these two project holders, their wonderful team of volunteers and UNHCR Netherlands!

AMSTERDAM’S CHEFS