Are diners in Lebanon ready for our ‘pay what you think is fair’ philosophy? Does the name ‘Mótto’ symbolise coexistence in a fractured city? Are we attacking our co-restaurateurs for overpriced meals and poor service? Mótto’s first two weeks have attracted interest from the local and international press… Which we guess means we must be […]Read more "Press cuttings"
It’s already one week since Mòtto opened its doors! Our ‘pay what you think is fair’ concept depends directly on customer satisfaction: if they’re not happy, they’re not paying. So we have been collecting feedback from our diners all week to make sure we’re on the right track. Here are some of the ways our […]Read more "Stop, we’re blushing! Great feedback from our diners"
We learned something new today at Mótto. Kankun is a Sri Lankan leafy vegetable, with its own Wikipedia page. It’s the main ingredient in this delicious salad, made by Nimal for Monday’s lunch: Tuesday we have stuffed aubergine. Don’t miss it!Read more "Kankun"
The Mótto team agonised long and hard over today’s meal. Was it a brunch or a lunch? A blunch? We couldn’t decide. If you ask me, the only meal with eating on a Saturday is brunch. And I’m the one who did the blackboards – so brunch it is. Here’s the menu: Today Head Chef […]Read more "Saturday brunch-lunch"
We had our first press coverage today, and it’s a rave review! “You can eat delicious authentic cuisine in a charming rustic setting all for the cost of – wait for it – whatever you feel is fair.” Thanks Venetia Rainey of the Daily Star!Read more "Hot off the press"
Our talented artist friend Thomas Amouyal drew this picture of mótto today. We like to think he was inspired by Nimal’s Sri Lankan curry lunch. Tomorrow this lovely pic will be on flyers all over Madrid Street. Come by for lunch – we’re having sayadieh and mujaddara. We might even give you a flyer to take home […]Read more "mótto lunch inspires work of art"
This is our Resident Chef, Nimal. He is a wizard. Nimal comes from a village in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Kurunegala is 5,446km from Beirut and is famous for its temples and architectural sites. Nimal has lived here in Beirut for almost half his life. He was 21 when he came to Lebanon in 1995, to […]Read more "Meet the chef"