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"
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"
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"