Dubai mother-daughter modelling duo launch Mama Rita food delivery
Model pair Rita and Jessica Kahawaty provide a taste of Lebanon to your door
Dubai-based model and humanitarian, Jessica Kahawaty has joined forces with her mother, Rita to create a brand new food delivery concept. Mama Rita delivers healthy and delicious home-cooked meals across the city, made with love.
At the very heart of the concept stands Mama Rita Kahawaty. The former model's real passion lies in the kitchen where she has spent many years feeding her family and friends with her own simple take on wholesome traditional Middle Eastern and International dishes, packed with nutrients, using only the best ingredients.
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Growing up, Rita's own mother Nahil taught her how to cook using delicious fresh vegetables grown in the Lebanese mountains by her father Simon. Rita took to cooking naturally and was soon adding her own touches to her mother's signature dishes. Recognising this gift, Jessica wanted the world to enjoy the flavours of her home. Such is their love for home cooking, the mother-daughter duo wanted to share this passion, and thus Mama Rita was born.
Premium in quality, democratic in pricing, the Mama Rita menu has been carefully curated by Jessica and Rita to bring all three generations of heartwarming home cooking to the public, beautifully fusing Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and International cuisine. Every meal created in the Mama Rita kitchen tells a story of authenticity; the food is real, wholesome and cooked from the heart.
Mama Rita Co-Founder - Jessica Kahawaty says "I am so happy to be launching Mama Rita with my mother. For as long as I can remember, her cookbook was a treasured item she always wrote in - discovered recipes, inspiration and new flavours. Every meal was cooked from the heart. Our family has always been about sharing and finally, the world gets to taste the food that we grew up with."
Rita Kahawaty adds "Mama Rita is a true expression of my love of home cooking that has been passed down through the generations of my family. My mother taught me everything I know. Mama Rita is the same food we serve to our friends and family around our own dinner table. The meals delievered to your home is a true taste of my own kitchen."
The selection of simple, but mouthwatering dishes on offer will be sure to satisfy every culinary craving, with starters including the ever popular Beetroot Hummus the Mama Rita way, served with cucumber and carrot sticks. The nourishing vegan salad selection includes the Quinoa Salad rich in pomegranate seeds, avocado, green apple, dried cranberries and roasted hazelnuts. Mama's Fattoush is a refreshing salad full of flavors, combining tomatoes, cucumbers, zaatar, lettuce, mint, parsley and radish. The Superfood Kale Salad is not to miss with a colourful medley of healthy ingredients.
Pasta lovers will rejoice when they savour Mama's pasta dishes including, Basil Pesto Pasta - Traditional fusilli pasta with an aromatic pesto sauce, topped with parmesan and roasted pine nutsand The Original Lasagna that islayered with rich bechamel and bolognese sauce. If rice is your comfort food of choice, then Mama Rita has the perfect dish for you, whether it be Peanut Butter Chicken - An African inspired dish inspired by Mama Rita's aunt who lived in Africa made with tender grilled chicken, peanut butter sauce and steamed rice or Beef Stroganoff with beef strips, shallots, mushrooms and steamed rice.
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Rita's Homemade Shawarma with tender beef marinated overnight will prove a taste of home, while the Oven-Baked Chicken And Potato dish is the perfect comfort food that packs a flavoursome culinary punch. End the meal on a sweet note with Knéfe - Warm on the inside and crunchy on the outside or Mama's Special Carrot Cake- A soft and fluffy creation with hints of pineapple and coconut. Check out mamarita.com