REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL LYON

Lyon has already hosted two editions of the Refugee Food Festival. In 2017 and 2018, the festival brought together 11 restaurants and 11 talented refugee chefs, to change our perception around the welcoming of refugees, and to make people discover to flavors from elsewhere. In 2018, Maison Troisgros ***, the famous three-star restaurant, also participated. The chefs Michel and César Troisgros, welcomed chef Mohammad Elkhaldy for a special lunch and dinner menu.

In 2019, the third edition of the Refugee Food Festival in Lyon and Roanne will take place from June 13 to 23 in 8 restaurants, with the participation of 9 refugee chefs.

Lyon 2019

From June 13 to 23, the Refugee Food Festival returns to Lyon for the 3rd year in a row! Throughout the city, 8 restaurants including HEAT will welcome 9 refugee chefs for unprecedented collaborations: lunches, four-handed dinner, brunch or cooking workshop … will take you to Syria, Kosovo, Malaysia, Albania, Afghanistan or in the Sahara.
A trip around the world, in order to honor the skills of the guest chefs and let Lyon citizens discover the richness of their culinary and cultural heritage.

2019 Line-up

LE CENTRAL

MAISON TROISGROS – LE CENTRAL • Sadia Hessabi

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 & FRIDAY, JUNE 14 • Lunches

AFGHAN CUISINE in collaboration with Michel and César Troisgros

Discover the flavors of Afghan cuisine with the chef Sadia Hessabi during two lunches at the restaurant Le Central of Maison Troisgros.

Bookings : 04 77 67 72 72

Menu : 30€

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LES MUSES DE L’OPÉRAAicha Mahamet Seid

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 • Dinner

SAHARAN CUISINE in collaboration with Sophie Lauzet

Discover the flavors of Saharan cuisine with the chef Aicha Mahamet Seid during a dinner at the Muses at the Opera de Lyon.

Bookings : FULL

Menu : 27€

ÉCOLE DE CUISINE GOURMETS – INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE, AT HÔTEL LE ROYAL LYON – MGALLERY BY SOFITEL • Armand et Fatime Hasanpapaj

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 • Masterclass and dinner table d’hôtes

ALBANIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Eugénie Guillermin

Discover the flavors of Albanian cuisine with chefs Armand and Fatime Hasanpapaj during a table d’hôtes dinner at the Gourmet Cooking School, located at the Royal Lyon Hotel – MGallery by Sofitel.

Bookings : FULL

Menu : 30€

LES MAUVAISES HERBESRuba et Mihar Khatib

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 • Lunch

SYRIAN CUISINE in collaboration with François Allemand

Discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine with the chef Ruba Khatib and her husband, during a lunch at the restaurant Les Mauvaises Herbes.

Bookings : 04 27 01 52 26

Menu : 20 – 25€

LES PETITES CANTINES – PERRACHE  Samer Fallaha

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 • Cooking workshop and dinner

SYRIAN CUISINE

Discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine with chef Samer Fallaha during a cooking workshop and dinner at the restaurant Les Petites Cantines.

Bookings : FULL

Menu : 16€

BISTROT DU POTAGER

LE BISTROT DU POTAGER – GERLAND • Armand and Fatime Hasanpapaj

FRIDAY, JUNE 2 • Six-handed dinner

ALBANIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Floriant Rémont

Discover the flavors of Albanian cuisine with chefs Armand and Fatime Hasanpapaj during a six-handed dinner at Le Bistrot du Potager.

Bookings : 04 37 70 36 95

Menu : 40€

HEATAicha Mahamet Seid, Shahirul Bin Ahmad Hanafiah, Ruba Khatib et Samer Fallaha

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 • Brunch

SAHARAN, MALAISIAN & SYRIAN CUISINES

Discover the Saharan, Malaysian and Syrian cuisines at the closing brunch of the festival at HEAT, concocted by Aicha Mahamet Seid, Shahirul Bin Ahmad Hanafiah, Ruba Khatib and Samer Fallaha. We thank HEAT Lyon and the Dealer de Cook for their support in setting up this event.

Bookings : https://bit.ly/2HWt6xx

Menu : 20€

ANAHERARania Albitar Hadad

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 • Dinner

SYRIAN CUISINE in collaboration with Guillemette Auboyer

Discover the flavors of Syrian cuisine with the chef Rania Albitar Hadad, for a 4-handed dinner with Guillemette Auboyer, at Anahera restaurant.

Bookings : 09 53 47 51 70

Menu : 30€

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Lyon 2018

From June 13th to 17th in Lyon, as well as June 28th in Ouches, the menu of some of our favorite restaurants has been enriched by menus imagined and prepared by refugee chefs.

On June 28th, La Maison Troisgros, a three-star restaurant, welcomed chef Mohammad Elkhaldy for a special lunch and dinner menu. The Syrian chef brought new flavors to the tasting dishes, in unprecedented collaboration with chef César Troisgros.

These collaborations between restaurants and refugee chefs made hundreds of people discover flavors from elsewhere and helped talented chefs to integrate their host country.

THROWBACK TO REFUGEE FOOD FESTIVAL LYON • 2018

LES MAUVAISES HERBES • Aicha Mahamet Seid

13th and 14th June 2018 – Dinner

Aicha Mahamet Seid cooked for the restaurant Les Mauvaises Herbes and prepared a vegetarian and vegan menu from Sahara.

CAFE ARSENE • Shahirul Bin Ahmad Hanafiah

14th – 16th June 2018 – Dinner

Café Arsène participated again in the festival! This year, the restaurant welcomed Shahirul Bin Ahmad Hanafiah for a Malaysian menu.

LE BALLON • Samer Fallaha

15th and 16th June 2018 – Dinner

Samer Fallaha was waiting for you at Ballon to taste her Syrian cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.

JOHNNY’S KITCHEN • Rishad Lasker

17th June 2018 – Dinner

Chef Nihon and chef Rishad cooked together and proposed a delicious Bengali menu.

RAVIGOTE • Sadia Hessabi

15th June 2018 – Lunch

Xavier Radojewski welcomed Sadia Hessabi in his kitchen for a delicious Afghan lunch.

CAFE ARSENE • Ossama Diyab

16th June 2018 – Brunch

Ossama Diab was at Café Arsène for a special Syrian brunch.

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LA TABLE D’ALTHUSSER • L’équipe de La Table d’Althusser

14th June 2018 – Lunch

La Table d’Althusser team participated again in the festival by offering a Syrian menu.

LA MAISON TROISGROS***, (OUCHES) • Mohammad Elkhaldy

28th June 2018 – Dinner

Maison Troisgros welcomed Mohammad Elkhaldy for a unique Syrian menu.

The team!

The least we can say is that these two have quickly made the pair! In this project that was important to them, they gave everything! Claire’s practical and dynamic spirit combined with Clara’s energy and enthusiasm did the rest! Joined by Bérénice, supported by the coordinating teams in Paris and UNHCR’s team, they concocted an edition filled with of new collaborations.

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WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT OF :

Les petites cantines, participative cuisine.

Singa, that we thank for their commitment.

Aclaam,  that we thank for their unwavering support since the beginning of the project. 

Fondation BNP Paribas, that we thank for their support.

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.