Sydney's Nomad will open in Melbourne this November after overcoming numerous obstacles.
The 100-seat restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Adelphi Hotel, is Nomad Group's first non-Sydney location.
Co-owner Al Yazbek said it had been a long journey going back and forth between Melbourne and Sydney, disappointments in securing a site, a fire at Nomad Sydney, plus the pandemic and lockdowns.
Executive chef Jacqui Challinor has been working with Melbourne head chef Brendan Katich, who joined from Ezard and Gingerboy, to create the debut menu.
Diners can expect wood-fired flatbreads, house cheese and charcuterie, as well as locally sourced proteins and produce. Plus, some dishes will be exclusive to the Melbourne restaurant.
Challinor was excited to explore what Victoria has on offer to create something special and distinctly 'Nomad'.
Group beverage director Ged Bellis curated a wine list mostly involving Australian boutique winemakers, with a particular focus on local producers and some global additions.
Bellis described the list as expansive, dynamic and exclusively Australian.
The restaurant is the first of three upcoming projects, with a wine bar and deli to open in Surry Hills next year and a restaurant and bar in The Cathedral Room.