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Hawker House

On 8/9 November and 22/23 November (5pm-2am), Morito will join up with Street Feast for the launch of Hawker House, a warm indoor haven for lovers of good food, booze and music.

 

Inspired by the hawker centres of Singapore, Hawker House takes the spirit of Merchant Yard and Dalston Yard inside. There’ll be a range of winter warming drinks at the Hot Bar, over 50 different bottles to choose from at the Whisky Bar, restaurant quality wines at street level prices from Street Vin and a finely balanced offering from some of London’s best street food traders, chefs and restaurants.

 

MORITO AT HAWKER HOUSE

 

Marinated olives and smoked almonds £4.5

 

Chiccharones de Sevilla £6.50

Wood roasted pork belly with lemon and toasted cumin

 

Lamb chops mechoui £7.5

Charcoal grilled marinated lamb chops with paprika, cumin, harissa and flat bread

 

Beetroot borani with feta and walnuts £4.5

Beetroot and yoghurt dip with dill, feta and walnuts


Patatas aliñadas £4.5

Cyprus potato salad with Sevillan olive oil, chopped peppers, red onion, parsley and Moscatel vinegar

 

Plate of vegetarian mezze £8

Beetroot borani, patatas aliñadas, olives and smoked almonds

 

HAWKER HOUSE

38-50 PRITCHARDS ROAD

LONDON E2 9AP

 

Hawker House is located in an old factory on Pritchard's Road, sandwiched between Hackney Road and Broadway Market.

Art Against Knives

Following in the footsteps of Moro's long standing partnership with Street Smart, we are thrilled to be supporting Art Against Knives this year. An optional £1 donation will be added to each bill from 1st of November until 23rd December. All proceeds will then go directly into projects with young people in London affected by violent crime.

 

Art Against Knives works with young people living in areas of London affected by violent crime.

 

Our creative projects begin as activities inspired by the interests of local young people. We work with them to find new ways of addressing the social factors that can lead to violent crime, to both help encourage positive expression and to create solutions. We understand that violent crime is the product of a complex and deep-rooted social issue, fuelled by youth disengagement, unemployment and lack of opportunity. We believe that through creative interventions we can put opportunity back into the hands of young people and work with them to change the current culture of violence. The charity was formed in 2008 following the unprovoked stabbing of Central St.Martins student Oliver Hemsley; the attack left him in a wheelchair.

 

Our focus is on developing creative projects that young people want to be a part of. We believe that the most effective way to provide sustainable opportunities for young people is by listening to their perspectives and supporting their ideas. We work across London delivering projects ranging from graffiti to spoken word, fashion design to nail art. Through our projects and programmes we build transferable skills that can help young people enter education, find employment, or support them in making a long-term positive change. Throughout each project we provide one on one mentoring to address individual personal need and help them to access specific services. We collaborate with creative professionals and organisations to provide insight, opportunities, and high profile showcase events to celebrate young talent. In the past ART AGAINST KNIVES has been supported by Tracey Emin, Rankin, Christopher Kane, Banksy, Lovebox Music Festival, and Universal Music, amongst others.

 

We also work with young people with a direct experience or connection with violent crime, who have suffered the negative consequences of being involved. We support those individuals who hold both a desire for positive change and a sense of social responsibility. We provide a tailored programme of support including mentoring, training, access to our network, and business support to help Role Models gain the experience they need to be successful. We believe that those who have experienced the consequences of violent crime can go on to have a direct positive impact on others around them.

 

This year we have spent time working with girls and young women affected by violent crime. We noticed that there was a lack of projects that focused on supporting young females who were at risk of offending or becoming victims of violent culture. We have been running a pilot nail bar on an estate in North London, which provides a safe space for local females as well as professional training. Over 80 females have regularly attended over the past year and we are now working with the beauty industry to help create placements opportunities, and develop the nail bar as a sustainable business, run by members of the community.

 

We are also developing projects to be run inside prisons working with young offenders nearing the end of their sentence and continuing support once they are released. A lack of opportunity at this time is when those with convictions are most at risk of reoffending, it is equally the time at which they are most open to change - having experienced the consequences of being involved in violent crime.

 

Find about more about our other current projects at www.artagainstknives.com and follow us on twitter for regular updates @artagainstknive

WWW.ARTAGAINSTKNIVES.COM // WWW.ARTAGAINSTKNIVESGALLERY.COM

ART AGAINST KNIVES is a limited company : 7462800 and Registered Charity : 114086

Street Fiesta

Saturday 31st August

Noon - midnight

Dalston Yard

Hartwell Street E8 3DU

FREE ENTRY

Morito Seafood Festival 2013

Following the success of the first seafood extravaganza in 2012, the Morito crew is bringing back their Seafood Festival this autumn for a longer run, complete with favourite and new dishes inspired by Sam and Sam Clark’s latest journey to Galicia.

 

From 24 September – 6 October, Morito will be offering a specially created seafood tasting menu with matching sherries, including some of the restaurant’s most popular tapas, from scallops a la plancha with Albariño wine to deep fried puntillitas (baby squid) and a new haul of dishes including a delicious wild sea bass ceviche with marinated seaweed, dill, cucumber and sesame, and slow cooked cuttlefish with chickpeas, rosemary and chilli.

 

During the Festival there will be a ticketed evening of sherry tasting hosted by expert Andrew Sinclair from famous sherry house, Gonzalez Byass, with the opportunity to learn how to match sherries with seafood. Every other day, a special tasting selection will be on offer, comprising of six seafood tapas from a specially created menu:

 

Gilda

Pincho of anchovy, olive and guindilla chilli

 

Ceviche

Wild sea bass ceviche with seaweed, dill, sesame and cucumber

 

Puntillitas

Deep fried baby squid

 

Cabeza

Deep fried fish head with date molasses and sherry vinegar

 

Vieiras

Scallops with Albariño

 

Arroz Negro

Black rice with cuttlefish and preserved lemon

 

Choco

Slow-cooked cuttlefish with chickpeas, rosemary and chilli

 

Croquetas de bacalao

Salt cod croquetas, from Barcelona

 

Montadito de cangrejo

Toast with crab and oloroso sherry

 

Gambas y setas

Prawns and chanterelle mushrooms with fino sherry

 

The sherry tasting and food pairing event will take place at 7.30pm on Sunday 29 September at £60.00 per head. Book by phone (020 7278 7007) or email info@morito.co.uk

Salon Oman

Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd March: 10am – 4pm
Saturday 23rd March: 11am – 2pm

Salon Oman is a five day event to accompany an exhibition by the artist Dillwyn Smith, Morito's design consultant, inspired by his three month residency in Oman in 2012.

Dillwyn’s immersive experiences in Oman led to a rich cultural exchange, culminating in new influences on the colour, texture and fabric of his artworks. His established practice, always embedded in his personal experiences, is one where colour sings in combinations that reference Matisse or James Turrell.

The latest series, which also includes some extraordinary subtle landscape photographs, is an emotional and physical response to Omani culture.

In addition to the exhibition the Salon will include discussions and social events hosted by a diverse range of creative and influential people from London’s artistic scene:

19 March: 4-6pm (free entry)
Salon ‘Ways of Seeing’
Special host: Mark Davy (Futurecity Director)

21 March: 4-6pm (free entry)
Salon ‘A Women’s Place’
Special host: Elizabeth Gilmore (Jerwood Gallery Director)

22 March: 4-6pm (free entry)
Tour and talk directed to students
Special host: Ansel Krut (Artist and Lecturer)

23 March: 11am – 3pm (free entry)
Salon Oman Closing Event

For more information please email salon.oman.london@gmail.com

17/3/2013 Easter Weekend Opening Hours

Morito opening hours for Easter 2013 as follows:

 

Good Friday, 29th March - CLOSED

 

Easter Saturday, 30th March - LUNCH 12-4, DINNER 5-11

 

Easter Sunday, 31st March - LUNCH 12-4

 

Easter Monday, 1st April - CLOSED

Casablanca

14 February - 3 March 2013

 

Future Cinema, the creators of Secret Cinema, are bringing the world of Casablanca, one of the most iconic films in cinematic history, to the Troxy, with food magnificently brought to life by the team at Moro.


It’s 1941. Desperate to leave a Europe ravaged by war for the United States, people find themselves in Casablanca looking for any means of safe passage across the Atlantic.  Exclusive and romantic, Rick's Café Américain is an escape, not only for the refugees, but the Vichy French, Italian, and Nazi officials who would stop them.


The Troxy, London’s art deco treasure, will be transformed into Casablanca’s most exclusive gin-joint - Rick's Café Américain.  Audiences will be invited to step inside and become a character: gather around Sam’s piano and join in the chorus of the Marseillaise, then dance to Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra.  

Sam and Sam Clark, and the Moro team, will create a special menu reflecting Casablanca’s melting pot of cultures including: chicken tagine with preserved lemon and olives; vegetable couscous with sweet onions, raisins and harissa and sweet Moroccan pastries served with mint tea.  Re-live the story as never before - through the sights, smells and tastes that embody Casablanca.

Play it again, Sam (and Sam).

Tickets: (£25 Full / £20 Concessions / £15 Children (matinees only)

La Turista: Cafe Duende 2013

After a sell-out run in October/November 2012, Morito's collaboration with theatre company Hobo returns for 12 nights only in Jan/Feb/March 2013. 

 

La Turista: Cafe Duende is an immersive theatre/dining experience - a three course meal with a four act play set during the Spanish civil war.

 

Performances take place on Sunday nights at 7:30pm at Morito, starting on January 20 through to March 31.

 

Tickets are £40, to book, email hugo@morito.co.uk

 

Ticket price includes the performance, a three course meal and half a bottle of wine per person.

 

Read on for director Jamie Harper's programme notes:

 

You are a traveller to another time, another place…

 

Welcome to Café Duende, Madrid, 1938. A chorus of poets, painters, journalists and soldiers lead the traveller on a journey through the clamorous fury and delirious brightness of Spain during the civil war years, when life was very hard and very precious.

 

As the shells fall on the besieged city, a torrent of words, images and songs call the traveller to seize the day! The invitation is simple: since time is short, eat, drink, love and live every moment as though it were your last.

 

The wine flows, bread is broken, senses are roused and passion fires. A war is raging at the end of the street, but in the face of death there is always room for beauty and sweetness. Café Duende is a celebration of this never-ending sense of hope.

 

If Carpe Diem is the order of the day, what better place to taste the full flavour of life than Morito; its unique intimacy makes the border between performer and audience melt away, creating a truly shared experience that merges music, theatre and food at their finest. 

 

 

Performances will take place on Sunday evenings at Morito at 7:30PM on the following dates:

 

January 20 & 27

February 3, 10, 17 & 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

 

Tickets for La Turista: Café Duende are £40 per person – this includes the performance, the food, and half a bottle of wine. To reserve tickets email hugo@morito.co.uk