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 […]Read more "Motto is recruiting!"
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 […]Read more "Nimal’s Sri Lankan Kottu Rotti"
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 […]Read more "Syrian-Italian Fusion: it just works"
This week at Motto, Damascene chef Dima is presenting a new twist on some classic Syrian recipes. She explains how her food is influenced by tradition: “That’s why I still go and visit my grandma every two weeks; sitting with her, sitting with my aunts, and getting all the original recipes.” “I decided to go […]Read more "Dima Al-Chaar: Generations of Damascus"
This week we welcome Italian food back to the Motto family! Chef Barbara Massaad teams up with fellow slow-foodie Veronica Pecorella for a spectacular seasonal Italian menu at Makan, from Thursday to Saturday, 22-24 October. Here Veronica tells us the story of how her friendship with Barbara has brought them to Makan, and beyond: I was 16, maybe […]Read more "Bread and salt: Italian is back at Makan"
Fresh from his debut at Motto, experimental chef Ziad Halwani takes on the Makan kitchen for a truly inspired seasonal menu. Monday to Wednesday, 12-14 October, Ziad will be bringing his innovative style to Makan for this seasonal Mediterranean menu. The dishes make the most of the end-of-summer produce that will soon disappear from the […]Read more "Ziad Halwani: inspiration in the kitchen"
Chef, cookbook writer and food photographer Barbara Massaad has big, bubbly red hair and a big, bubbly personality. Already well known in foodie circles as the author of cookbook bibles Manoushe, Mezze and Mouneh, she is also President of Slow Food Beirut. Barbara came first to Motto for lunch one spring afternoon, and was inspired by […]Read more "Barbara Massaad: a chef on a mission"