This week Makan welcomes Ismail Darmin, chef of the Indonesian Ambassador to Lebanon, with veteran guest chef Ana Nur for an extra special menu. Ismail and Ana will bring to Beirut all the diversity and flavour of Indonesian cooking. Ana says she’s excited to be back cooking for Makan/Mótto: “I owe the restaurant big time […]Read more "Salt, pepper, spices… And love: Indonesia’s national dish comes to Makan"
Mótto’s one year anniversary – blogged by our partner Angela. What a year…Read more "Happy Birthday Motto: what a year"
We spoke to Monocle’s Beirut Correspondent Venetia Rainey about some of the philosophy behind Motto’s world cuisines and pay-what-you-think-is-fair concept. Featuring the modest Nimal and Persian guest chef Mehirnaz – both regulars at Motto and Makan! Listen here: http://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-menu/202/a-small-restaurant-with-a-big-plan/Read more "Hear here! Motto on Monocle Radio"
Here is a poem about brunch and love, composed by the diversity of people at Mótto today. We were enjoying an incredible ‘Italian twist’ brunch by Lara. Of brunch and love Street life Asymmetric Our space is your space We arrive spaced out and dazed by hangovers, sun and sea breeze with space in our […]Read more "Of brunch and love: a Saturday poem"
Our guest chef Ana is back by popular demand! This Friday she transforms Mótto into an Indonesian market street. Here’s her rundown of the tasty dishes she has in store… Sate or Satay “Sate is a dish of seasoned, marinated, bamboo-skewered, and grilled meat served with various spicy sauce, sweet soy and peanut sauce are […]Read more "Ana’s Indonesian street food festival"
BLACK has landed at Mótto, with a totally new way to drink coffee in Beirut. Our new BLACK pop-up will be serving concept coffees, green juices and seasonal breakfasts all day from 8am. The BLACK concept is all about how their coffee is meant to be enjoyed: no milk and no sugar, just the taste of […]Read more "BLACK coffee at Mótto"
When you put a British woman in charge of brunch, this, my friends, is what you get: Marmite. Made from a by-product of the beer making process, it’s a salty, yeasty, spread commonly eaten on toast. It’s utterly delicious. Many Brits are brought up on Marmite – to me, it tastes of home. Of cups […]Read more "Love it or hate it… Marmite comes to Mótto"