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On Wednesday, May 18, Said Paul of Jilib Jiblets will be the first team of international food vendors in the Burlington area to serve up pop-up dinners from the newly opened Maudite Poutine’s communal kitchen space at 156 North Winooski avenue.

Bulle dinner tickets are only pre-purchased so you can plan ahead. For $20, diners can opt for a meatloaf of stew with rice, fried chicken, and beef samosa, which is the Somali version of the Indian samosa. The vegan option has a vegetable stew with two vegetable sambousas. Both come with a side salad and banana.

In a written autobiography, Paul describes how he left his native Jilib, Somalia, for the United States when he was 15 after the death of his mother. He grew up working in the kitchen of his mother’s restaurant. “My heart is determined to own a family restaurant as my mother did,” writes Paul.

The following Wednesday, May 25, Mediha Goretic of Meza will serve a Bosnian takeout at Maudite Poutine.

Will Clavelle of Burlington’s Office of Economic and Social Development helps develop the kitchen as an incubator space and connect the small food business with Leah Collier, co-owner of the restaurant.

Clavel said Maudite Poutine is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., while other chefs will also use the restaurant on the four evenings when it’s not open, Wednesdays for food from around the world.
Some chefs have also taken part in a multicultural fast food dinner chain formerly organized by the now-defunct North End Studios, but the two projects are unrelated.

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Clavel expects the chain to include food from Iraq and Argentina’s del Boca menu. He and Collier welcome inquiries from those with other international cuisines to share.

“Ideally, we’d have some people who are regular monthly and other people looking to test the situation,” Clavell said. Every Wednesday, he hopes to raise a different national flag from the restaurant’s mast.

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