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.
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
Completo Chilean hot dog | NOMAD’s house-made wiener
Ceviche de pescado Citrus-cooked kingfish
Pulpo a la parrilla | Porotos con Mazamorra Barbecue octopus | traditional Chilean stew
Asado de tira | prieta Barbeque Short rib | blood pudding
Piña Pisco Sour
Pineapple Pisco Sour
Leche asada Baked milk
*Menu is subject to change.
Tickets: $150 per person includes shared style menu with matched cocktails and wines
Bookings: Call (02) 9280 3395 or visit here