REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL LILLE

Lille has already hosted two editions of the Refugee Food Festival. In 2017 and 2018 the edition had gathered 8 restaurants and 6 refugees cooks, to change the glances on this status, and make discover to the citizens of Lille flavors from elsewhere.

In 2019, the third edition of the Refugee Food Festival in Lille will take place from 18 to 24 June in 8 restaurants, with the participation of 15 refugee cooks.

Lille 2019

From June 18 to 24, the Refugee Food Festival returns to Lille for the 3rd consecutive year! Throughout the city, 8 restaurants, including the Friche Gourmande, will welcome 15 refugee chefs for new collaborations: lunch, four-handed dinner or cooking workshops will take you to Syria, Mauritania or Sudan.

A trip around the world, in order to honor the skills of the guest chefs and let Lille citizens discover the richness of their culinary and cultural heritage.

2019 Line-up

LES PETITES CANTINES • Chérine Al Assali

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 • Cooking workshop and Lunch

SYRIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Marion Gavelle

Go to Les Petites Cantines to discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine with Chérine Al Assali during a cooking workshop and a lunch.

9:30am : cooking workshop – bookings needed, 15€
12:30pm : syrian lunch – bookings needed, free price

Bookings : 03 20 95 71 66 or click here.

LES OISEAUX • Salah Mohamed Adam

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 • Dinner

SUDANESE CUISINE in collaboration with Vincent Nogueira

Discover the flavors of Sudanese cuisine with Salah Mohamed Adam.

Bookings : FULL

LA LUCK • Mohammed Solaiman Khidre

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 • Dinner

SUDANESE CUISINE in collaboration with Thomas Imbert

Discover the flavors of Sudanese cuisine with Mohammed Solaiman Khidre.

Bookings : FULL

BIERBUIK – BLOEMEKE • Najmeddine Adel Solaiman

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 • Lunch & dinner

SUDANESE CUISINE in collaboration with Florent Ladeyn

Discover the flavors of Sudanese cuisine with Najmeddine Adel Solaiman.

No bookings.

LA FRICHE GOURMANDE • Bassem Ataya

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 • Dinner

SYRIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Chef Simon

Discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine at a four-handed dinner with Bassem Ataya and Chef Simon.

No bookings.

L’IDÉAL, CAFÉ ÉPICERIE • Abdelnasir Muhanna

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 • Dinner

SUDANESE CUISINE

Discover the Sudanese recipes of Abdelnasir Muhanna for dinner at the Idéal.

Bookings : FULL

CLARANCE HÔTELRELAIS & CHÂTEAUX • Harouna Sow

FROM FRIDAY, JUNE 21 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 23 • Dinners on June 21 & 22 / Lunch on June 23

MAURITANIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Thibault Gamba

Discover the flavors of Mauritanian cuisine with Harouna Sow.

Bookings : 03 59 36 35 59 / clarance@clarancehotel.com

Menu : 55€, without drinks

AVANT-GOÛT DE LA CUISINE COMMUNE 

MONDAY, JUNE 24 • Cooking workshop with Les Sens du Goût (morning)

SUDANESE CUISINE by the beneficiaries of the Sauvegarde du Nord, in collaboration with Marion Subtil

  • Workshop on June 24 – Sudanese cuisine
  • Workshop on July 9 – French cuisine

Bookings : lille@refugeefoodfestival.com

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Lille 2018

From June 26th to 30th 2018, the menus of some of our favorite restaurants in Lille were enriched with dishes imagined and prepared by refugee chefs : collaborations, menus or tasty “carte blanche”…

The Refugee Food Festival highlight the talents of refugee chefs and offers participants the opportunity to enjoy some of the most finest cuisine.

THROWBACK TO REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL LILLE • 2018

ASSOCIATION LES SENS DU GOÛT • Aminata

JUNE 20th

Aminata has led cooking workshops at l’Avant Goût.

VIVAT FACTORY • Bassem Ataya

JUNE 26th – Dinner

Bassem Ataya was welcomed at Vivat Factory to cook Syrian specialties.

LE CIRQUE • Fadi Mahmoud

JUNE 26th – Dinner

Fadi Mahmoud proposed a Syrian cuisine at Le Cirque.

L’AVANT-GOÛT DE LA CUISINE COMMUNE • CHEF SIMON x BASSEM ATAY

JUNE 27th – Dinner

L’Avant-Goût de la Cuisine Commune welcomed the Refugee Food Festival for a four-handed menu with Chef Simon and Bassem Ataya.

LE BISTROT ST SO (GARE SAINT SAUVEUR) • Kaleem Ullah

JUNE 28th – Lunch

This year, Bistrot St So welcome Kaleem Allah for Pakistani dishes.

L’ILOT BAR • Pita Norma

JUNE 29th -Dinner

Pita Norma offered a delicious Surinamese menu!

LE BISTROT ST SO (GARE SAINT SAUVEUR) • Kaleem Ullah

JUNE 29th and 30th – Lunch

Kaleem Ullah took the lead of Bistrot St So and prepared a great Pakistani menu.

The team !

This year, Julie and Margot organized the Refugee Food Festival in Lille!

In Lille, the organisation of the Refugee Food Festival was made possible thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and energy of these two project holders and their wonderful team of volunteers!

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THE UNITED NATIONS REFUGEE AGENCY, CO-ORGANIZER OF THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL

The United Nations Refugee Agency plays a fundamental role in the development of each local festival. UNHCR also ensures the protection of refugee leaders by providing expertise.