Is there anything more comforting than good food, good music, and good company? Non, we say, and that’s why we created Spotify Supper.
Spotify Supper began in 2016 as a way to bring together executives with advertising and publishing partners for an evening to remember. The latest, held last month amid the fabulous lights and magic of Paris, had guests joining Chef Mory Sacko in bidding adieu to a fabulous five-part series of European culinary delights.
Chef Mory has been rapidly rising in the ranks of French cuisine in recent years. His first restaurant, MoSuke, was awarded a Michelin star just months after it opened in 2020. He has since become the host of the hit TV show Cuisine Ouverte and has served the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Forest Whitaker, and President Emmanuel Macron. At MoSuke, Chef Mory mixes French staples with West African and Japanese cuisine. He later opened two outposts for takeaway and delivery, dubbed MoSugo, that serve comfort food.
While we’re sad to see the Spotify Supper series ending, we’re grateful for all the memories, friends, music, and good food that came from it all.
For the Record sat down with Chef Mory to talk about food, music, and creating the perfect playlist.
You infuse your own culture into your food, alongside the cuisines of other cultures around the world. What led you to experiment with this type of cooking fusion?
Ultimately, the cuisine I create is very natural for me as it reflects my history as a French person with African origins with a passion for Japan and its culture. I celebrate all of these personal inspirations through my cooking.
What music do you like to listen to?
I am a big fan of rap, both French and American. I find a lot of my influences in the current French rap, tinted with an afro rhythm and manga references.
What kind of music do you play at your restaurant, MoSuke, and how do you use it to create the atmosphere you want?
At MoSuke, we play music that evolves from the big classics of blues, soul, and Black American jazz alongside emblematic artists from the African continent such as Cesária Evora, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangaré, Youssou N’Dour, and a lot more! Music allows an atmosphere to develop and creates an environment that inspires travel and discovery.
What about at MoSugo, where you serve “le comfort food?”
At MoSugo, the customers are younger, so we allow ourselves to go on to afrobeats and American rap. These genres go a long way to bring a joyful, dynamic, and relaxed energy to the place.
Is there a secret ingredient that helps make a good playlist?
For me the success of a playlist is all dependent on timing. You have to play the right playlist at the right time in the right place. Even the best-made playlist falls apart if this key rule isn’t followed.
Hungry for more? Listen to the sounds of MoSuke with the restaurant’s official playlist now.