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Kino announces new residency and tasting events

Following their recent sold-out supper club event, Kino is delighted to reveal that the award-winning Levantine-inspired MorMor will be taking up a kitchen residency at the new restaurant from September 14th until the new year. 

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MorMor will be the first of longer-term kitchen residencies and guest chefs to take over the impressive kitchen space at our brand new city centre restaurant. Kino opened to the public earlier this month showcasing an informal charcuterie and cheese offering. 

MorMor’s food offer is inspired by a love of the varied flavours and cultures found in the Levant – a crossroads of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and North-East Africa. Their unique contemporary dishes were teased at their supper club last weekend with dishes such as soft shell crab, chicken shish tawook with grilled lombardi and grilled aubergine with date and dukkah crumb and tahini yoghurt. 

Kino has also just announced its first tasting events with a changing selection of specialist partners, which will become regular features for the restaurant. Each evening will include three cheese boards chosen by Chapel Allerton’s award-winning George & Joseph, with charcuterie* and accompaniments. Each one will be paired with a specially selected drink:

Wine and Cheese at Kino

Wed 10 August, 7pm – 9pm

Diners will be treated to three cheese boards over the course of the evening, each loaded with two cheeses, charcuterie*, crackers and accompaniments, and each accompanied by a glass of wine hand-picked by Latitude’s experts, who’ll be on hand to offer tasting notes and information on the origin and history of each vintage.

Beer and Cheese at Kino

Wed 17 August, 7pm – 9pm

The focus turns to craft beer as three ales from Kirkstall Brewery are paired with charcuterie*, accompaniments and six of George & Joseph’s cheeses. Founded in 2011 but carrying on a tradition of brewing dating back to the 12th-century monks of Kirkstall Abbey, the Brewery combines centuries of heritage with an innovative approach, its beers ranging from traditional pale ales to adventurous fruit sours and salted caramel stout.

Gin and Cheese at Kino

Wed 7 September, 7pm – 9pm

Gins distilled and bottled in Yorkshire by Masons, with premium tonics and mixers from Fever-Tree, are perfectly complemented by George & Joseph’s specially selected cheeses. Since 2013, Masons have distilled award-winning gins from Harrogate spring water, juniper, citrus and a secret combination of botanicals in their 300-litre, flame-heated copper stills.

Since opening in early July, Kino has offered an informal showcase of some of the region’s finest charcuterie and cheeses, alongside an extensive wine, craft beer and cocktail selection. Kino has proved to be a fresh addition to New Briggate, one of the city’s most exciting, developing areas.

Richard Mantle, General Director, Opera North comments:

“Following a hugely successful pop-up event, we are thrilled to welcome MorMor for the first kitchen residency at Kino from September, extending the restaurant’s dining offer with their vibrant and contemporary Levantine-inspired dishes. We are also looking forward to welcoming visitors to the restaurant over the coming months to enjoy special tasting events with our fantastic local partners at George & Joseph, pairing delicious cheese and charcuterie with the best wine, beer or gin.”

Hugo Monypenny, MorMor comments:

“The pop-up last month was incredible. After being in fields and working events, it was great to be back in a full sized kitchen once again, where the food can fully shine. We can’t wait to take over the kitchen again from 14th September. Thank you so much to the Kino team for putting so much trust in us. What can you expect? From the rack of lamb to whole mackerel with daily specials, we suggest you keep your eyes on social media for our menu.”

Kino is open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and all day on Fridays and Saturdays.

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* Vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives available. Please make Kino aware of any dietary requirements in advance.


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