Greg Malouf, a global authority on modern middle-eastern cuisine and award-winning chef and author, will return to Australia for a one-off dinner, rich in the flavours of his Lebanese heritage, at NOMAD, Surry Hills on Monday 20 November.
The Melbourne-born and raised chef is best known for his award-winning restaurant MoMo in Melbourne, which transformed the Middle-Eastern restaurant scene in Australia over a decade ago.
NOMAD head chef Jacqui Challinor will join Malouf in the kitchen and reprise some of the most-loved dishes from his career for the dinner. Highlights of the shared feast include saffron haloumi fritters with leatherwood honey; king prawns roasted over hot stones with green chermoula; and the not to be missed b’stilla: Malouf’s famous, fragrant, spiced duck pie that walks the line between sweet and savoury.
Malouf is now based in Dubai overseeing his newly opened 130-seat restaurant Zaahira in the five-star H Dubai Hotel. Zaahira is a modern Middle Eastern restaurant and lounge showcasing authentic, feasting style dishes.
Malouf is looking forward to his brief time in Sydney, and says “the real joy of Australian restaurants, such as NOMAD, is their willingness to experiment with cuisines often steeped in tradition and thereby create dishes you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Australia has in many ways led the charge for contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine and I can’t wait to bring my own style of modern Middle Eastern cooking to NOMAD.”
For restaurateurs and NOMAD owners Al and Rebecca Yazbek, it was a no brainer to invite and host one of her culinary idols. “Greg’s cookbooks have been treasured kitchen companions in our home for years. To have him cook at NOMAD is an absolute honour and very exciting for our whole team.” The Middle Eastern shared feast is $150 per person, ($45 additional for matched wines). All wines served on the evening will also be available to purchase for home.
Date: Monday 20 November
Tickets: $195 per person includes shared style menu and matching wines. $150 per person for
NB: All seating is communal.
Bookings: From 6pm, call (02) 9280 3395 or visit www.nomadwine.com.au