Baobab Fare and Saffron De Twah restaurants are teaming up to host an iftar dinner.
The dinner menu options paired from both restaurants will take place at Saffron de Twah, 7636 Gratiot Ave., Detroit.
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Iftar is the meal that breaks the end of the daytime fast at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, which this year began on April 1 and ends on May 1. The owners of both restaurants said that the intent of the dinner highlights the Muslim culture in Detroit.
Dishes for iftar feature nyumbani, a Baobab Fare signature dish along with mhogo. Both dishes have chicken and vegan options. Sides provided by Saffron De Twah are harissa potatoes, Loubina dip with Feta, saffron tomato dip and oum ali for dessert.
Baobab Fare, with its East African fare on Woodward Ave. at East Grand Blvd., was named the No. 1 best new restaurant for 2022 by the Detroit Free Press. Baobab Fare owners Hamissi Mamba and Nadia Nijimbere as well as Omar Anani, owner of Saffron de Twah, were named as semifinalists for a James Beard award in the best chef Great Lakes category. Only Anani made it to the finalists’ round.
Reservations for iftar meals are not required. You can walk in or place online orders. Space for prayer and prayer mats will be available. For menu information or to order, go to saffron-de-twah.square.site/.
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