MAZEH PARIS: With Ali Tavassoli on Manoto TV’s “Welcome To My Life”

I had the chance to meet Persian Cook Ali Tavassoli on the set of  an Episode of Manoto TV’s “Beh Zendeghyeh Man Khosh Amadeed” aka “Welcome to My Life” which I helped produce.

With exclusive insights into his life (both personal and professional), Ali Tavassoli proved to be a wonderful and generous host beyond our expectations. 

I hope you will enjoy this documentary.

Welcome to My Life: Ali Tavassoli

Executive Producers Kayvan and Marjan Abbassi, Produced by Maryam Teherani Directed by Sam Talei, Cameraman Damian Kwasnik, 

editor Farnaz Davoudi, Online Editor James Mullett

Part I:

Part II:

If a dialogue of civilizations is so essential in our times and particularly between Persia/Iran and the West it would certainly find an ambassador in the person of Iranian Cook Ali Tavassoli. The Paris based but Shirazi born Persian Chef and Caterer who in the words of the Great French Chef Jean-Pierre Coffe “has introduced one of the unique and exquisite culinary experiences of my lifetime.”

A lover of the Arts and former student of the Beaux Arts, Shirazi Cook Ali Tavassoli has been drawing French and Persian Celebrities to his table ever since his participation to a popular TV show Vivement Dimanche a few years ago on the invitation of Iran’s former ruling Empress Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi, who was promoting her autobiography “An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah A Memoir“. He has also been catering at the Cannes Film Festival where he supervised the dinner offered by Marjane Satrapi to celebrate her victory at Cannes in 2007 ( See ) .

and its extension So Rice are two of his Restaurants set in the heart of Paris in the 15 ème arrondissement.  It also has a take away by the same name of Mazeh which is situated at La Rue des Entrepreneurs (See info below).

The man with a dignified white beard that looks like one of the immortal guards sculpted in Persepolis will greet you with a pleasant smile, warmth and simplicity very much appreciated by the French and Persian clients of the eternal city… 


65 rue des entrepreneurs

75015 Paris

Official Website:


90, rue Desnouettes
75015 Paris

Opening hours:

Every day of the week ( except on Monday and Tuesday noon) from 12:00 to 14:30 and evenings between 19:00 and 23:00.

Recommended Readings:

by Darius KADIVAR

Iranian Pioneers Of The French New Wave Cinema by Darius KADIVAR


by Darius KADIVAR

by Darius KADIVAR

For more info tune to:

Manoto 1 Hotbird Frequency: 11317 Vertical Symbole Rate: 27500

About Manoto TV:

Manoto TV is one ofthe two new Television channels launched in Summer 2010 by Marjan Television Network. It will target young Persian speaking adults with fresh, energetic and relevant original programming ranging from reality shows to documentary piecesand featuring interviews, viewer created content and a whole host of other entertainment created exclusively for Persian speakers.

And look for updates on the New Channels Programs on their Official Website Here.

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