We’re heading back to the Wilderness…

Moro at Wilderness 2016

“Wilderness has become a must-do event in the Moro calendar and every year we look forward to being part of this unique cultural experience. This year, we’re delighted to be bringing a host of new dishes and flavours to the festival, all housed in our stunning Souk Tent.”  – Sam Clark

Wandering nomads of the Wilderness can refuel at Sam and Sam Clark’s Moro Souk Tent.  With their unique fusion of Spanish, African and Middle Eastern dishes, Moro will be importing their flavoursome offerings from Exmouth Market, into a cosy and colourful Bedouin-style tent in the Wilderness. Sam and Sam Clark are inspired by a cuisine that has its roots in Spain and the Muslim Mediterranean. These two regions are linked historically by the Moors’ 700 year occupation of Spain (from the eighth to the fifteenth century). Two great culinary traditions were drawn together, in what is often known as the marriage of saffron and cinnamon.

Today you will find at Moro dishes that remain faithful to their specific origins, whether they are Spanish or North African. Moro’s kitchen is alive. The wood burning oven and charcoal grill are both fed throughout the day, and the aroma of the sourdough bread baking pervades the air. There are silent cultures of homemade yoghurt, and fermenting vinegar hidden away from the constant clamour of the kitchen. Colour, texture and taste are combined on the diner’s plate.

TICKETS FOR WILDERNESS ARE NOW ON SALE.

Moro Christmas Menu 2015

Bergamot orange, rose and cava aperitivo   £8.50

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Chestnut and chorizio soup   £8.50

Picos de Europa cheese, winter leaves,
toasted walnuts and PX dressing   £8.80

Charcoal grilled squid with harissa   £9.50

Home cured salmon with Arak, labneh
and roasted beetroot   £9.50

Cecina with grelos, orange and hazelnut salad   £9.00

Warm duck breast with braised spinach,
date molasses and dukkah   £9.00

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Wood roasted pork with braised chestnuts,
oyster mushrooms and red Rioja   £20.00

Charcoal grilled sea bass with clam,
prawn and bergamot arroz   £23.00

Chicken fatter   £21.00

Charcoal grilled lamb with fried okra and chilli salad
and slow cooked butterbeans with tomato   £22.00

Wood roasted skate with caramelised hispi cabbage, lemon,
crispy capers and lentils with red pepper and sweet vinegar salsa   £22.00

Mixed vegetable mezzo   £16.50

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Yoghurt cake with pistachios and pomegranate   £7.00

Malaga raisin ice cream   £6.50

Cardamom and gum mastic cream meringue with poached
sour cherries and pistachio dust   £7.00

Rosewater and cardamom ice cream   £6.50

Chocolate and apricot tart   £7.00

Bonvallis, fuente de los angeles and torta de barros
cheeses with membrillo   £9.00

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Book now online or on +44 (0)20 7833 8336
Table availability is limited on the online system.
If your booking requirements are not met here,
please call the restaurant directly.

Moro’s Feast Menu – Wilderness 2015

“Wilderness has become a must-do event in the Moro
calendar 
and every year we look forward to being part
of this unique cultural experience. This year, we’re
delighted to be bringing a host of new dishes and flavours
to the festival, all housed in our stunning Souk Tent.”
 – Sam Clark

Book now for a Moro Feast on (available for lunch and dinner) Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August.

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www.wildernessfestival.com

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014

Now in its eleventh year, the Observer Food Monthly Awards celebrate and reward the very best in British food and produce.

This year Moro was a runner-up in the prestigious Best Restaurant category. We’re honoured to be in such wonderful company and offer our heartiest congratulations to the winner, The Ledbury. Brava!

Wilderness feast menus revealed!

This year, Wilderness festival is turning out to be a true gastronome’s delight.  

Sam and Sam Clark, and the Moro team, will bring their taste of the exotic to Wilderness, serving delicious Moorish-inspired feasts in their stunning Souk dining tent each day of the festival.  A separate menu including breakfast, a selection of tapas and mezze and all day mains will also be available all weekend, complete with atmospheric tunes to complete the dining experience.

Morito, Sam and Sam’s “simultaneously supercool and modest” tapas and mezze bar, will also be at Wilderness with a pop-up bar, next to the Moro Souk Tent.  Morito will kick off the festival with an exquisite six-course sherry-paired feast on Thursday 7 August.

As though all that wasn’t enough, 2014 will see the exciting launch of the Wilderness Cookery School, boasting a truly astonishing array of foodie talent.  Samantha will be holding a Masterclass with dishes from Morito’s new book.

After this weekend, festival food will never seem the same again…

 

Moro Feast

Moro feast menu

Lunch and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Complimentary glass of Tio Pepe fino sherry

Spanish charcuteria and cheese plate with home made pickles, olives, crudités and picos

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Chilled cucumber and yoghurt soup with toasted cumin, currants and walnuts

Fried red horn peppers with preserved lemon, crispy capers and coriander

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Charcoal grilled butterflied leg of lamb
with
Braised courgettes with Marcona almonds, cherry tomatoes, cinnamon and coriander
and
Summer vegetable salad with anise rusks and labneh
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Crispy filo pastry with yoghurt cream, lemon curd, orange blossom water and pistachios

£45/head

BOOK NOW

Morito feast

Morito sherry feast menu

Thursday 7th August only

El Rocio Manzanilla
Marinated olives and smoked almonds
Tomato, avocado and anchovy montadito
Cuttlefish with potatoes, thyme and paprika
Warm escarole and pinto bean salad with mojama
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Tio Pepe fino
Tuna confit in olive oil with sweet onions
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Viña AB Amontillado
Seared oyster mushrooms with Iberico panceta and almonds
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Leonor Palo Cortado
Charcoal grilled horn peppers with pork chicharrones
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Solera 1847, Oloroso Dulce
Two Spanish Blue cheeses
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Nectar, Pedro Ximenez
Malaga raisin ice cream

£50/head

BOOK NOW

Takeaway

Moro day menu

Breakfast (8am-midday)

Huevos rotos (with or without chorizo) £6.50
Homemade granola with yoghurt, orange blossom, local berries and pistachios £5.50
Classic bonito, egg and potato salad with alioli £6

To drink
Ozone coffee, fresh mint tea, fresh apple juice

Tapas and mains (all day)
Smoked almonds, olives and pickles £4
Charcoal grilled chicken with chips and salsa roja £7.50
Spanish cocido with smoked panceta, chorizo, morcilla and chickpeas £7
Spiced lamb with chopped salad, humous, chilli butter and flatbread £7.50
Charcoal grilled lamb chops with toasted cumin, paprika and lemon £8
Vegetarian mezze £8

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Morito Cookbook

Morito

Morito, little sister of Moro, has been serving delicious and innovative tapas and mezze in the heart of London’s Exmouth Market for over three years.

Described by Times critic Giles Coren as “simultaneously supercool and modest, and as much like a brilliant little backstreet place in Spain as you’ll find in this country”, Sam and Sam Clark’s little gem of a tapas bar packs a big culinary punch, attracting critical acclaim and constant queues.

Now, with the publication of its first cookbook, Morito, the tapas bar’s small plates can be cooked and eaten at home.

Photographed over the course of two years, often by members of the Morito team, the pages of the book invite you in to celebrate and share the special character and atmosphere of Morito, which people often say ‘hits you like a wall of joy’.

There are over 150 simple and seasonal recipes arranged in 10 chapters to choose from, for example:

  • Bread: flatbread; Morito rolls; chorizo and fennel seed
  • Para Picar (to pick): dukkah (spiced nuts); crispy capers
  • Pinchos: the punchy Gilda – a cocktail stick of a green olive, anchovy and guindilla chilli
  • Montaditos: toasts of crab, oloroso sherry & chilli; pork fillet, jamon and roast pepper
  • Eggs and dairy: huevos rotos – broken eggs with chorizo and potatoes; grilled tetilla cheese, fig and walnut jam
  • Vegetables: beetroot borani with feta and dill; fried chickpeas with chopped salad, rhubarb and tarragon salad; grilled courgette salad with sumac, mint and pine nuts
  • Fish: sea bass ceviche with Seville orange; red prawns with avocado mojo, black rice with cuttlefish and preserved lemon; octopus with tomatoes and arak
  • Meat: chiccharones – pork belly with cumin and lemon; smoked aubergine with spiced lamb and chilli butter
  • Puddings: crèma catalana; walnut baklava
  • Cocktails: rebujito – fino, lemonade and mint; espresso martini
In the words of Sam and Sam, the aim of the Morito cookbook is to inspire you to “cook and eat and wonderful tapas and mezze… The unique atmosphere this brings to the table should be a part of everyone’s life. There is something inherently joyful and social about eating in this way. Thousands of possible food combinations lie within this book, none of which is wrong as long as you are happy.”

Morito will be released on 1 May 2014. You can preorder your copy now.

 

We’re heading back to the wilderness

Wilderness festival, 7th-10th August 2014

Wilderness 2013

Mixing together the absolute cream of the crop in music, food, theatre and the literary arts across four days in August, Wilderness – rightfully hailed as one of the most idyllic, eclectic and gloriously paradisiacal events on the festival calendar – returns to the dazzling environs of Cornbury Park, deep in the heart of Oxfordshire.  Tickets are available here.

Sam and Sam Clark, and the Moro team, will bring their taste of the exotic to Wilderness, serving delicious Moorish-inspired feasts in their stunning Souk dining tent each day of the festival.  A separate menu including breakfast, a selection of tapas and mezze, all day mains and cocktails will also be available all weekend, complete with atmospheric tunes to complete the dining experience.

Moro’s feast tickets will go on sale a few weeks before the festival (don’t worry, we’ll let you know when).  But let us take you back to the lazy, hazy days of 2013 first…


News just in!
We’re really excited to announce that Moro’s little sister tapas and mezze bar, Morito, is coming to Wilderness for the first time.  The Morito pop-up will set up shop next to Moro’s Souk tent.  More details to follow soon.

Wilderness

Moro Guests at Possessed N1’s Dinner Club

A festive supper with just a hint of Almodovar…

Shopping for Christmas needn’t leave you on the verge of a nervous breakdown! For two nights only – 4th and 5th December – favourite London restaurant, Moro, is guesting at north London vintage emporium, Possessed N1, to create an alternative festive supper club experience where delicious food meets glamorous shopping.

Celebrating all things bright, beautiful, and bountiful, these glamorous supper soirées will be a nod to the food of Spain and the kitsch and glamour of Pedro Almodovar’s movies, offering up a delicious four course supper in the unique setting of Tania Rowling’s shop, nestled in Islington’s famous Chapel Market.

Moro’s bejewelled dishes will be served at themed tables, dressed with 50s and 60s crockery and objets, in Rowling’s shop-come-home; what could be more satisfying than Chestnut and Chorizo Soup in a Midwinter bowl, flanked by a porcelain bull?!

Sated by dishes including: Sea Bass Ceviche with Seville Orange and Cumin; Duck Fattee; Chickpea Pilav and Pistachios; and Moro’s classic Sherry Trifle, diners will be surrounded by a cornucopia of one-off gifts, all available for purchase: ladies’ and gents’ apparel that wouldn’t be out of place in Almodovar’s Volver; vintage ladies’ scarves emblazoned with matadors and flamenco dancers of a bygone era; and period cocktail shakers and glasses, perfect for the festive season – all available to try and purchase between courses.

Dinner will be cooked by Samantha and Samuel Clark and the evening will be hosted by Tania Rowlings.

Bookings
Tickets £50.00 each and include a four course dinner and a complimentary glass of Pomegranate Cava.

Wine will be available for purchase on the night.

Tickets are available from Possessed N1 via email: Tania@possessedn1.com

Moro at Wilderness 2013

Wilderness continued to delight festival goers’ taste buds with the return of the award-winning Moro restaurant to Cornbury Park in 2013.

Bringing a taste of the exotic to Wilderness with their stunning Souk dining tent, Sam and Sam Clark and the Moro team, served delicious Moorish inspired feasts featuring local produce every day of the festival.  A separate menu including breakfast, a selection of tapas and mezze, all day mains and cocktails was also be available all weekend, complete with atmospheric tunes to complete the dining experience.

Moro’s Christmas Menu

Cava and pomegranate aperitivo £8.50

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Chestnut and chorizo soup  £8.00

Avocado with grated bottaga, dill and red onion £8.50

Pan fried field mushrooms with porcini,
bone marrow and cecina on toast  £8.50

Sea bass ceviche with Seville orange and cumin £9

Pan fried calves liver with grilled onion salad,
pomegranate molasses and mint £8.50

Chicory and frisée salad with Picos blue cheese,
toasted walnuts and Muscatel raisins  £8.00

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Wood roasted pork with pumpkin pisto,
churrasco sauce and escarole salad £18.50

Duck fattee with roast orange,
chickpea pilav, pistachios and crispy onions £19.00

Charcoal grilled bream with slow cooked leeks and yoghurt,
wrinkled potatoes and olive sweet herb oil £19.50

Charcoal grilled lamb with bulgur and cabbage pilav,
seasoned yoghurt and chilli butter £19.50

Wood roasted sea bass with roast beetroot,
almond and sherry vinegar sauce £21.00

Mixed vegetable mezze  £16.50

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Yoghurt cake with pistachios and pomegranates  £7.50

Malaga raisin ice cream  £6.50

New season’s bergamot orange curd tart £7.00

Rosewater and cardamom ice cream  £6.50

Chocolate and apricot tart  £7.50

Carpuelo, Picos de Europa and Torta cheeses with membrillo  £9.00

BOOKINGS
To reserve by telephone, please call the restaurant on
+44 (0)20 7833 8336

Online bookings can be made here.

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