We opened in 2008 and to be honest i didnt really know if we would still be around in a year. The day before our official opening on May 14th i decided to open up for the afternoon as a test run….and guess what…nobody came in !!
As you can imagine I didnt sleep much that night and already began thinking of what i should do instead if my dream of opening a deli falls flat on its feet.
Much to my relief, the next day, was very busy, and from then on sesami grew and grew and we have never looked back since.
It’s a strange feeling when you are lucky enough to get to live your life’s dream, i sometimes think that someone else has thought up sesami and i am just working there in my favourite place! Its an amazing sensation to be able to share all the things i love and to be able to introduce people to the delicious foods that i have grown up with.
sesami is a mixture of Cypriot, Greek, Turkish, Middle-Eastern and Italian too, plus anything else that takes my fancy and we are constantly sourcing new foods from some talented local cooks.
I always found delicatessens a bit intimidating when you go inside, especially if you need to ask about anything you want to try, but i intentionally set out from the beginning to make sesami approachable and down to earth. Food is food, its amazing, uncomplicated and simple and I still get a kick out of seeing our customers eating something they have never tasted before and seeing the joy on their faces!!