Mois de la Francophonie Kickoff at Ziadi’s

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Come to Ziadi's for our Mois de la Francophonie Kick-off for 2019!

03/03/2019 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Midtown Global Market

Avec Ziadi’s, on met le Maroc à l’honneur!

Celebrate Morocco with AFMSP and our community partners at Ziadi’s Mediterranean Cuisine!

Join us Sunday, March 3 at 12 pm as we kick off our annual Mois de la Francophonie series with delicious Moroccan food, music and more!
Ziadi’s is located in the Midtown Global Market at 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, 55407. The nearest entrance to the restaurant is on Tenth Avenue South.

Schedule for the day

12 – 12:30 pm: All welcome to arrive, mingle. Cash bar for anyone who would like to purchase a beverage.
12:30 – 1 pm: Words of welcome from Alliance Française on the Mois de la Francophonie.
Hear from Raja Samlali on Ziadi’s, her and husband Hassan Ziadi’s personal and gastronomic paths from Morocco to the Twin Cities.
A presentation by Youssef Achy & Lamiaa Mouhine on Moroccan history and their experiences growing up in Morocco and learning the French language.
1 pm: Lunch buffet served! Eat, drink, socialize and visit Raja’s booth of Moroccan goods for sale, or say hi to DJs who will be tabling from African Rhythms on KFAI!
2 pm: A demonstration of preparing classic Moroccan mint tea by Youssef Achy.

2:15 pm: Remarks from Ariel Delouya, the current Consul General a.i. at the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, who is of Moroccan descent.

Let’s celebrate!

Share a delicious meal by Moroccan-American chef Hassan Ziadi whose career has taken him from 5 star Moroccan kitchens to the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis.

Enjoy shopping a selection of ceramics, jewelry and other handmade goods from Moroccan artisans, on sale from Ziadi’s co-owner Raja Samlali Ziadi!

Listen to presentations on Morocco’s history, present and diversity of cultures, as well as a Moroccan playlist curated by Raja.

Savor couscous, tagine and a variety of vegetables with your meal!


Taste Moroccan mint tea, a symbol of hospitality to begin our month-long event series!

Don’t miss the opportunity to see AFMSP volunteer Youssef Achy demonstrate the classic way of preparing and serving mint tea.
In honor of the event he’ll wear a traditional Moroccan djellaba.


$25 for AF members; $30 for general public
Seating is limited!
Reserve your spot here! 

What is le Mois de la Francophonie ?

March 20 is the Journée internationale de la Francophonie, as established by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
For years now AFMSP has taken that day and expanded it to an entire month of events centering a Francophone country beyond France.
In 2019, we are delighted to focus on Morocco!

Other upcoming events in this series:

This event is part of our Mois de la Francophonie series celebrating and centering Morocco. Please join us for other events in the series!
More info here.


Contact Us!

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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