Nour is bringing two classic albeit starkly different cuisines to the table with their new menu in May. The Surry Hills restaurant, popular for its Lebanese cuisine and signature cocktails will blend Middle Eastern offerings with Mediterranean flavours for a limited time only next month. The ‘Taste of Siquillya’ celebrations will feature a number of bespoke dishes and drinks at the popular eatery.
‘Taste of Siquillya’ at Nour
Arab influences on Sicilian cuisine date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. Head chef Gianluca Lonati plans to shed light on the rich history between the two with an eclectic new menu. A specially curated mezze, main and drink menu will be available every day for the month of May.
The mezze special combines smoked swordfish on top of panelle made from chickpeas, and peperonata (capsicum stew) with raisin and olive. For the main special, dig into the pasta chi sardi — a thick spaghetti served with sardines, a saffron and lemon sauce. It is then topped with a wild fennel and pine nut pangrattato.
As for dessert, a traditional cheese curd and almond cake will be served for a lip smacking finish along with refreshing drinks and cocktails. Additionally, chef Lino Sauro from Olio Kensington Street will be co-hosting the Taste Of Siquillya event night on May 25. Both chefs will whip up a delicious banquet menu spotlighting both cultures. Expect snacks, mezze, pasta, sides, and dessert and a lot more in a seven-course menu served with an aperitif and digestif for $150pp.
The limited-edition menu at Nour will be available from May 3. Keep your eyes on their website to make bookings.