Moroccan Pastry and Regional Arts

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03/17/2019 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Midtown Global Market

Taste and experience the regional arts of Morocco alongside pastry chef and business owner Raja Samlali

Alliance Française invites you to join Raja Samlali of Moroccan Flavors and Ziadi’s Mediterranean Cuisine for a presentation on artisan goods from Morocco, as well as a sampling of her handmade desserts!
This event includes a tasting and discussion of a selection of traditional Moroccan desserts prepared by Raja. These pastries showcase chocolate, spice and fresh ingredients. Raja will also discuss the fairly traded goods she sells from Moroccan vendors. This includes their regional origins. From the terra cotta pots of Marrakesh and the striking cerulean hues of art from Chefchaouen.

Please note: Due to the winter storm, this event has been re-scheduled from its original date. We will meet with Raja on Sunday, March 17 from 12 – 2 pm.

Transport yourself to Marrakesh without leaving the Twin Cities duing a pastry tasting with chef Raja!

After completing her program at l’Institut De Technologie Hôtelière Et Touristique De El Jadida, Raja worked in various restaurants and hotels across Morocco, Qatar and the U.S. creating magnificent food, with a special love and care reserved for pastries.
In addition to co-running two Minneapolis restaurants with husband Hassan, Raja recently began working with local business owner Janet Hagen as she is transferring her business as a buyer and seller of equitably sourced Moroccan handicrafts including pottery, jewelry, argan oil and candles, among other products.

With Janet helping as well, Raja will share a bit about regional goods in Morocco. These items will also be for sale and all profits go directly to supporting Raja’s new company.

Cost and Registration

$15 general public / $10 AF members

Register in advance HERE. Space is limited!

This event takes place at Moroccan Flavors in the Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Entry on Lake Street toward 10th Avenue is closest to our booth.

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.


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227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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