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 […]Read more "Mr Nimal’s at Motto"
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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"
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"
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"