Food

Delamina

Delamina, an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant from husband and wife team Limor and Amir Chen, will open in late February at 56-58 Marylebone Lane

Limor & Amir’s foray into the restaurant world began with a successful residency at Shoreditch House, and was followed by the opening of their first restaurant, Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch in 2016.

Limor will be the driving force behind the menu at Delamina, drawing on her eclectic heritage—she was born in Tel Aviv to a family of Russian and Iranian origins—and inspired by her father who, during her childhood, was a passionate cook and exposed her to the myriad flavours, herbs and spices of the region. Limor’s recipes are influenced by her interest in healthy eating—grilling, roasting and using herbs and spices to celebrate the raw ingredients, including many vegetarian dishes. Her self-taught and intuitive approach results in dishes that are wholesome and healthy, with unique flavour combinations.

Sample dishes
—Charcoaled leeks, crumbled manouri, dried apricots, roasted hazelnuts, crispy capers
—Baby aubergines smothered with black sesame, crumbled rosary goat’s cheese, mixed leaves, sprinkled roasted almonds and golden raisins, with tamarind and honey dressing
—Poussin deboned and glazed with ras-el-hanout and honey, then charcoal grilled, roasted sweet potato
—Herbed and spiced angus beef and venison koftas on a bed of hummus and tahini, with grilled onions, drizzled with harissa oil
—Chermoula-glazed cod on a warm salad of Israeli cous cous, artichokes and wild za’atar, with yoghurt
—Parfait of halva and roasted almonds, date syrup and raw tahini drizzle

The food at Delamina is complemented by a drinks list that includes lesser-known vintages of Israeli and Lebanese wines, alongside house cocktails that incorporate the same aromatic herbs and spices used in the kitchen.

The restaurant design reflects the owners’ love of organic materials, found objects and collectables, alongside family photos and lots of greenery. The ground floor will be bright and airy, making the most of the large windows and natural light, with outside seating on lovely Marylebone Lane. Diners on the lower ground floor will enjoy the theatre of the semi-open kitchen, and a design that evokes a terrace by the Mediterranean. There will also be a private dining area for up to 10 guests.

For any further information or enquiries please contact Henry Taylor at Kitchen Communications:  henry@kitchencommunications.com