“Isme’ is an Arabic word that translates to “my name”
Our first encounters with our fellow humans always beckons the ownership of identity - ‘Isme’
A name to a face, a name to a culture, a name to personhood.
Here at Isme, we want to share in the riches of Lebanese identity.
It is an invitation to all, to journey with us through our culinary sensibilities.
It is an invitation to an understanding of our culture, our food, our passion - our Isme.
We want to share in the synergies of our Imse with your Isme.
When people venture into Isme, they become part of the mystical orient, the sensuality of music compounded with ambient mood lightening, accentuates the shared passion of food and the intimacy of learning an identity.
The space is fashioned to stimulate peace, positivity, serenity and intimacy.
The service at Isme is simple: Welcome home.
We will hold the door open for you, we will smile for you and with you, we are happy to meet you, we will seat you on the table, we promise to build we a unique and bespoke relationship with every guest.
At Isme we reveal the beauty of every dish with every drink we invite our guests to develop and indulge a fascination with Lebanese identity, enveloped by the contemporaries of modern cuisine.
At Isme we want to journey with our guests, we want to exhilarate you, we want to adventure with you.
The core of Isme is that it is a labour of love and everything stems from that love.
Our food will be seasoned with it, our drinks will be garnished with it and it will be worn as uniform my our team.
The great Khalil Gibran wrote:
”Work is love made visible.
And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart,
even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.
It is to build a house with affection,
even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.
It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy,
even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.
It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit,
And to know that all the blessed dead
are standing about you and watching.”