Mr Nimal’s at Motto

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 […]

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Syrian-Italian Fusion: it just works

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 […]

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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!  

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Hot off the press

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!

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