NOMAD, Surry Hills’ restaurant and cellar door in the city, turns five this October and is celebrating with a dedicated month of festivities.
The celebrations commenced last night with a birthday party to thank the regulars, suppliers and friends of NOMAD for their past five years of support. The event, hosted by co-owners Rebecca & Al Yazbek and the NOMAD team, featured roaming canapés, charcuterie and oyster stations, Australian wine and beer and a gorgeous three tiered halva inspired birthday cake.
The team have unwrapped their birthday gift (to themselves), unveiling the NOMAD wine - a collection of Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Pinot Noir which has been developed exclusively for NOMAD in collaboration with Will Gilbert of Mudgee’s Gilbert Family Wines. The three new wines, freshly bottled and still awaiting labels, are available from today onwards for $14 a glass.
“The NOMAD wine has been a long time coming”, says co-owner Rebecca Yazbek. “It’s so important to us to collaborate with the NSW winemakers that have supported our business over the past five years. And even more perfect that we can enjoy the first drink on our birthday!”
Also launching today, head chef, Jacqui Challinor, will be bringing back NOMAD signature dishes from the past, rotating the special menu items every week for the next five weeks. The signature series has kicked off with the famous goats cheese churros, served with Karen’s goats curd and truffle honey and pavlova with caramelised white chocolate and passionfruit. Other former dishes to look forward to over the coming weeks include smoked eel croquettes, North QLD king prawns with saffron butter and Valrhona chocolate with coconut crème.
For those popping by after work, the venue has introduced a Happy (Birthday) Hour, set to run for one hour every Monday to Friday from 5:00pm during the month of October. Guests are encouraged to stop by and enjoy $10 drinks at the front bar with the choice of five beverages - a Negroni, a glass of Prosecco, or the newly launched NOMAD Sauvignon Blanc, NOMAD Rosé or NOMAD Pinot Noir.
The final celebratory touch is a reboot of the hugely popular Bottomless Rosé Saturdays. The menu has been refreshed to now feature dishes such as burrata with fennel jam and extra virgin olive oil, Rangers Valley rump cap with bbq sugar loaf cabbage and bagna cauda and, of course, a never-ending supply of the new NOMAD Rosé.
16 Foster Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010