The flavours of Chile are coming to NOMAD next month, when Chilean duo, sommelier, Dennis Roman (ex- Café Paci) and chef Alex Munoz (formerly of Monopole and Cirrus) join head chef Jacqui Challinor for an all-out Chilean food experience with a heavy dose of heat on Monday 25 September.
Tickets are $150 per person and include a shared style feast with matched cocktails and wines. All wines served on the evening will also be available to purchase.
For Chilean-born and raised Alex, it’s a chance for him to showcase the food of his childhood. “Globally, we’re starting to see more of an interest in Latin American food, but the focus is largely on Mexico, Argentina and Peru. I’m excited to shine a light on traditional Chilean cuisine and the food I grew up eating. I want Sydney diners to experience those dishes, in a more contemporary style,” he says.
While Alex and Jacqui man the Asado, Dennis will turn NOMAD’s all-Australian wine list on its head with a matched selection of Chilean-inspired cocktails and wines from Chile. “As a proud Chilean, I’m always looking to expose more people to the diverse and vibrant nature of my country’s wine. The wines on offer on the night will boast the quality of Chile’s grape varieties and the unique terrain of the long, thin country,” says Dennis.
Mid-September also marks Chile’s Fiestas Patrias; a celebration of the country’s independence, which generally lasts about a week. For Alex and Dennis, the dinner makes for great timing. “NOMAD is the perfect space for a Chilean carrete (party) and I’m thrilled Jacqui’s invited me to join her in the kitchen for what promises to be a very fun night,” Alex says.
Pan amasado / pebre
Chilean country-style bread / traditional Chilean salsa
Empanada frita de marisco con queso
Fried seafood and cheese empanada
Chilean hot dog / NOMAD’s house-made wiener
Ceviche de pescado
Pulpo a la parrilla con porotos granados
Barbecue octopus / roast pumpkin and chickpea
Costillar de cerdo al jugo / prieta
Wood-roasted pork / pork juice / blood pudding
Piña Pisco Sour
Pineapple Pisco Sour / mint
Flan de leche y ron
Spiced rum flan
*Menu is subject to change.
Date: Monday 25 September
Tickets: $150 per person - includes shared style menu with matched cocktails and wines
Bookings: Call (02) 9280 3395 or visit www.nomadwine.com.au
NOMAD is located at 16 Foster Street, Surry Hills.