FrancoFun Food! Martinique

FrancoFun Food! Martinique

Online cooking demonstration

Friday, March 12 at 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Free admission
Online via Zoom • In French with live translation in English

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Discover new recipes and flavors from Martinique with the Alliance Française de Minneapolis! Join us for a live cooking class and cocktail demonstration with Chef Jérémie and Rhum Clément. This event is part of their month-long Celebration of the Antilles françaises during the Mois de la Francophonie, a series on the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe.  During this event you will learn to prepare a Martinican meal, and a cocktail recipe featuring Martique’s famous rhum.

The evening will begin with a presentation from Melissa Pinkerton and Ben Mélin-Jones (Rhum Clément) about the history of rhum production, styles of Martinican rhum, and its Appellation d’origine contrôlée status. You’ll also learn how to make a traditional Martinican cocktail!

Next, Chef Jérémie will lead the class in French and Christina Selander Bouzouina, AFMSP Executive Director, will lead a simultaneous translation. Participants will receive a shopping list 3 days prior to the event, should they choose to prepare the recipes during the class. 

Introduction from Consul General of Canada in Minneapolis, Monsieur Ariel Delouya.

Le Menu

le plat:
Shrimp Dombré with tomatoes
*Dombré is a traditional dish in the Antilles. Its composition is rather basic, and its distinctive character comes from the use of small dumplings comparable to gnocci. In this unique dish, the dumplings are used to accompany the sauce. Dombré is a fisherman’s dish (which we reflect in this recipe) and a popular meal that played a role in the childhood of every Antillean. This dish can be altered in a myriad of ways; I decided to show you the marine version of Dombré.

le dessert:
Mango-Guava Instant Sorbet with lime

What is la Francophonie?

La Francophonie is a concept which was born of an understanding and appreciation of the fact that, owing to history, the French language is spoken by 300 million people across 5 continents. It is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, promoting democracy, human rights and peace. The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) is the entity which embodies the values of la Francophonie, seeking to promote the French language, francophone culture, as well as developing economic cooperations among its 88 member states and governments. 

The Alliance Française de Chicago shares this mission; as a French-speaking organization, we seek to engage as many individuals as possible with the French language and cultures of francophone nations.

La Francophonie est née de la compréhension et de l'appréciation du fait que la langue française est parlée par 300 millions de personnes sur les 5 continents. C'est une célébration de la diversité linguistique et culturelle, qui fait la promotion de la démocratie, des droits de l'homme et de la paix. 

L'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) est l'entité qui incarne les valeurs de la Francophonie, cherchant à promouvoir la langue française, la culture francophone, ainsi qu'à développer les coopérations économiques entre ses 88 États et gouvernements membres. 

L'Alliance française de Chicago partage cette mission ; en tant qu'organisation francophone, nous cherchons à faire participer le plus grand nombre possible de personnes à la langue française et aux cultures des nations francophones.