Sirena at Mótto

Sirena was the first Indian restaurant in the Middle East, founded over 50 years ago in Beirut’s 1960s heyday. Handed down from father to son (and granddaughter), the concept was a pillar of Lebanon’s world cuisine. Now, after a ten year wait, Sirena makes its comeback in Beirut’s gastronomic scene, with a three-month pop-up at Motto […]

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Mr Nimal’s at Motto

Sri Lankan food on demand, every night!   Motto presents…   Mr Nimal’s!   Nimal’s food captured the hearts of Mar Mikhael in 2014, and his lunches and dinners at Makan still keep crowds coming back for more. To this day he’s served almost 10,000 Sri Lankan and Indian dinners since July 2014, more than […]

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Motto is recruiting!

We have a vacancy for a well-organised assistant, to manage our bookings and help with communications. Details and FAQs below. == Bookings and Communications Assistant Mótto / Makan / BEYt / Zawal == Your job will be to handle bookings for Motto, Makan and Beyt. For the right candidate there is also the opportunity to […]

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Nimal’s Sri Lankan Kottu Rotti

    Nimal returned triumphantly from Sri Lanka today, with fresh spices to delight the diners of Beirut! Come meet him and taste his incredible Sri Lankan food from Thursday to Saturday, 25-28 November at Makan. His Sri Lankan menu this week features kottu roti, a street food delicacy straight from the streets of Colombo.  It’s a labour-intensive […]

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Syrian-Italian Fusion: it just works

Syrian chef Dima al-Chaar is cooking this Thursday to Saturday (25-28 November) at Motto.  She’s taking her penchant for great food with a twist to a whole new level, with an innovative Syrian-Italian fusion dinner. Why does Syrian-Italian fusion work so well?  Dima explains: “Both cuisines use similar ingredients, due to their geographical proximity. I focused […]

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