The Refugee Food festival, which is all about celebrating unique cultures through sharing food, is being hosted for the first time in Cape Town. Previously hosted in Europe, it’s the Mother City’s turn to shine on the global culinary scene. The festival kicks off on 19 – 26 June 2018.
Its roots from the Found Sweet Food Association which is is aimed at uplifting perceptions of refugees and giving the meaning of food a new experience. Over 90 chefs from 25 different countries showcase their culinary skills from Cape Town to Montreal. The event will take place across Cape Town and will host an array of African traditional dishes, Middle Eastern and European dishes.
Here is a list of the up-coming events to head to;
Date: 19 June 2018
Cuisine: Angolan, Tapas lunch and dinner, seats are first come first serve.
Location: The Chefs warehouse and the Canteen
Date: 21 June 2018
Cuisine: Jordanian and Palestinian baking goods, pair these ideal cookies with a hot cup of hot chocolate.
Location: The Power and the glory
On Thursday June 21, we have a treat for your secret sweet tooth! The Power & The Glory will host our Jordanian and Palestinian friends, who are well-known bakers in their community. These Middle Eastern cookies pair perfectly with your flat white, matcha tea, or any other classic hipster drinks! Cookies will be sold all day long at the front till. #eatout #capetownfood #instagood #instaeatscapetown #capetownmag #whatsonincapetown #coffee #biscuits #palestiniancookies #withrefugees #refugeefoodfestival #refugeefoodfestival2018
Date: 23 June 2018
Cuisine: Three course African fusion, a mix of Angolan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is pairing of two flavours that are bound to set your tastebuds alive.
Location: Ginger and Lime Cooking class
Repost via @refugeefoodfest_cpt // Dinner is always way more satisfying when you can cook it yourself! With our 2 cooking classes on 18 and 23 June at @gingerandlimect, you’ll have plenty of chances to show off your cooking skills. Did we mention there will be loads of wine? ?RSVP and book your spot by clicking the link in their bio! You can also email [email protected] to book your spot. ?
Date: 23 June 2018
Cuisine: Contemporary Angolan dinner. Prepared by an up and coming local Angolan Chef, the true flavours of Anglo will be prepared.
Location: Reverie Social Table
Date: 24 June 2018
Cuisine: Congolese treasures will be served tapas style.
Location: Maison Wine Estate