'There's this new restaurant I know you'll love', he said.It's quite a nice feeling to know that somebody knows you, like really know you. I finally got the chance to dine with P on Saturday evening after a solid two weeks of being super busy with events for work. NOMAD - the latest restaurant and wine bar to open in the dining district of Surry Hills, as his choice for us. The doors officially opened on October 1st, by former Toko owner Al Yazbek and his partner Rebecca Littlemore. With keen taste buds, it was wonderful to find out that I really loved this place right from its name to absolutely everything it has to offer.
Nomad / 16 Foster Street, Surry Hills, SydneyMonday–Friday Lunch 12pm–3pm, Monday–Saturday Dinner from 6pm
Everything after walking through those glass doors just seemed to align perfectly with what I love most, from the food - cold meat (hello in-house charcuterie!), cheese and wine (the 2011 pinot meunier for apéritif), to design and decor - simplicity at its finest, service - hands down the best I've ever received, right down to the custom made plate ware which I can tell you that I wasn't the only one turning them upside down looking for answers.It was also nice to have a familiar face looking after us and running the tables. The recommendations couldn't be any more perfect for my palette and we were spoilt with a plentiful amount of delicious desserts which were paired amazingly with our dessert wine, the 2008 riesling. Make sure you get in early if you're planning to go here for dinner (and didn't make a reservation) as tables get full from around 7pm.And he was right, I did love it, so much that I'm marking NOMAD as my new favourite restaurant. Not that I ever had one in particular before but now that category is filled. I know I'll definitely be back!Also check out: A Progressive Dinner in Surry Hills.All Photos: Aubrey Daquinag for The Love Assembly