Where to sample our EatStory

Kora Restaurant | Bar | Lounge
Created by Morou and Heather Ouattara who brought you the highly acclaimed Farrah Olivia, this casual eatery serves trattoria style Italian fare. Kora Restaurant features Morou’s blend of contemporary Italian food with a modern elegance. 

Kora Restaurant is located just
outside of Washington, DC in Crystal City.

Our private dining facility can accommodate up to 50 persons for a seated function or up to 70 persons for a cocktail reception. In addition to our private dining facility, Kora restaurant’s main dining area can seat up to 200 people and is also available for private functions.
Lily and the Cactus
​Coming Spring 2018
Lily & the Cactus, will be located inside of the Hilton Garden Inn in the NoMa neighborhood in Washington, DC.  This will be a 365 day operation. We will not only service local customers, but those staying at the hotel. The menu will be moderately priced with the average 3 course meal with beverages priced at $60 per person for dinner, $25 for lunch and $15 for breakfast.   

This space features a 60 seat restaurant and 40 seat bar and lounge area and can accommodate private functions for up to 200 guest.

At Lily, Chef Morou plans on blending Modern American cuisine with those from the Southwestern United States and West Africa in order to introduce a new category of dining to the Washington, DC area. We believe that our product quality, excellent customer care, and diverse staff will make us successful in accomplishing our expansion goals and becoming successful in our new location. We believe in passing our successes on to our investors and building business relationships that will increase all of our profits.