Inspire by Chef Modou at 111 by Modou

111 by modou 1 sea bass

Inspire by Modou a trip through Modou’s life

Chef Modou Diagne has developed a new dining experience inspired by his story. From growing up in Senegal to arriving in Glasgow with only £200 in his wallet to owning one of Glasgow’s best restaurants. The new menu chronicles his journey through a customised five-dish tasting menu.

Every eight weeks, the next chapter in the life of Chef Modou is released.  Dishes on the menu include his favourite childhood foods and recipes inspired by experiences with friends as well as recollections with mentor Nico Simeone, who was the chef at 111 originally and is now expanding the Six by Nico brand.

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The menu is available every Thursday to Saturday and starts with Modou’s daily special from then on you get to choose which part of Chef Modou’s life you would like to follow, be it remembering his first taste of salmon, to a fishing trip with the boys.

Mark went along for a look at what to expect, here are his delicious photos (not jealous at all!)

1 Veloute

111 by modou 1 veloute

2 Morning roll

111 by modou 1 morning roll

3 Sea bass

111 by modou 1 sea bass

4 Rabbit

111 by modou 1 rabbit

5 Coffee creme

111 by modou 1 dessert

…and he got to meet chef himself.

modou himself

TikTok of visit to 111 by Modou

@foodieexplorers 111 by Modou in Glasgow. A look at the latest menu, Inspire #glasgow #glasgowfoodie #glasgowfood #goodfood #glasgowtiktok #fyp #food52 ♬ Hrs and Hrs – Muni Long


Making your way through a menu with a real story behind each dish was not only an extremely tasty way to spend the evening, it was also a pleasure to take part in the life journey of chef Modou.  Food and memories are entwined and this menu and this concept shows it. Delicious food with a story.


111 by Modou, 11 Cleveden Road, Kelvindale, Glasgow, G12 oJU

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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