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The best restaurants in Paris are participating in the Refugee Food Festival

The chef is a refugee. The idea surprises you? Syrian, Georgian, Libyan, Afghan—in total 18 refugee chefs are taking over the best restaurants in Paris for the Refugee Food Festival. Filling up plates in order to make mentalities evolve? Such is the clever credo of this citizen’s initiative rendezvous organized on the sidelines of the World Refugee Day (20th of June) for the third year in a row.

21 participating restaurants

From the 15th to the 30th of June, a score of Parisian tables (not least ones) are opening their doors to far-flung chefs for unusual four-hand culinary events and upscale carte blanche meals. The perfect occasion to discover less known specialties, to taste new savours, but also to make enriching encounters and exchange around a good meal.

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Stéphane Jégo’s L’Ami Jean and the Frenchie To Go of Grégory Marchand will both be placed under the Syrian flag, respectively on the 20th (€38 for lunch, €50 for dinner) and the 24th of June (€48 € for dinner).

Rare occurrence, the Refettorio restaurant is exceptionally opening up to the public on the 29th of June for a highly awaited Mauritian dinner by Harouna Sow and Maxime Bonnabry Duval (€40 for dinner). Reservation directly with the restaurants.

Don’t miss a single crumb, go check out the entire programmation on the site of the Refugee Food Festival.

To be noted: the Refugee Food Festival has a permanent residence at Ground Control (12th). The ball is in your court!

Refugee Food Festival, from the 15th to the 30th of June in Paris. More information on www.refugeefoodfestival.com.

Also check out the Syrian bentos of Maison Aleph and the ephemeral Indian restaurant of Jamini.

Julie Zwingelstein

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