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.
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.
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€
LES MUSES DE L’OPÉRA • Aicha 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€
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 HERBES • Ruba 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
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€
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€
HEAT • Aicha 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€
ANAHERA • Rania 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€
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.
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 plays a fundamental role in the development of each local festival. UNHCR also ensures the protection of refugee leaders by providing expertise.