NEWS: Nomad, Island Bar, Asian After Work, Booza & More

This week’s news round-up with Nomad, Newtown Good Food Fair, Adam Liaw’s new book, Booza, Island Bar, Hello Sailor, Asia on Your Doorstep and more!


Nomad in Surry Hills has opened this week. The concept is that of a cellar door in the inner city offering Australian wine and a taste the best of Australian produce. Chef Nathan Sasi heads up the kitchen with a focus on share dishes garnished with flavours, spices and cooking techniques native to the Mediterranean. 16 Foster St, Surry Hills

Newtown Good Food Fair

Newtown Good Food Fair is to be held on Sunday 13th October from 11am-4pm at Newtown Square outside the Hub. Local eateries including Miss Peaches, Bloodwood and The Animal @ Newtown Hotel will join forces to recreate some of their signature dishes at street food prices, in an effort to raise money for the Newtown Community Centre.

Adam Liaw Asian After Work

Adam Liaw, MasterChef Australia winner and cookbook author has launched his second cookbook, Asian After Work. In this tome, he shares his love for Asian food and through a series of fast, simple and healthy food designed to complement a busy lifestyle.

Booza Ice Cream


If you’ve travelled to the Levant, chances are you’ve indulged in the deliciously stringy, melt-in-the mouth ice cream. Booza uses a combination of authentic ingredients including Sahlab, ground roots of the orchid Orchus mascula and Mastica, the gum from the Mastic tree to make preservative, gluten and egg free ice creams. Two new flavours are now available for the summer season, Coffee & Cardamom, a combination renowned in the Middle East and the refreshing Lemon & Mint Sherbet. Bring on summer, we say.

Island Bar

Island Bar at Cockatoo Island is back for another season. A mere 12 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay can have you kicking back on sun loungers and day beds, sipping on cocktails and munching on made-to-order pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. Add hip tunes from guests DJs and you may never want to leave the island.

Hello Sailor

If you prefer to dock inland, Hello Sailor in Darlinghurst is now offering late night dining until 3 am on weekends. Think ‘MF’ Italian club sandwich (pancetta, gorgonzola, prosciutto, mortadella & provolone) and a range of paninis while Sundays will feature a Surf & Turf combo for $25. 96 Oxford Street, or entry through Foley Street, between Crown and Palmer Streets.

Asia On Your Doorstep

The second annual Asia On Your Doorstep festival is running throughout October. On Friday 25 October, Little Hay Street will be transformed into Little Eat Street with street food, yum cha, teppanyaki, sushi, pho and more.

Little Creatures

Little Creatures are celebrating Sydney Craft Beer Week by collaborating with Sydney’s aMBUSH Gallery in Waterloo to create an exhibition showcasing an impressive range of artists, craftsmen and designers. Kicking off Friday 25 October at 6pm, the exhibition continues over the weekend, where you can explore everything from tattoo art, sculpture and sign-writing, to floral works inspired by Little Creatures’ ingredients. Friday 25 October from 6-9pm and continues on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm.

ZoOSh Dressings and Mayos

With the warmer months here, ZoOSh has introduced a fun and funky range of dressings and mayos designed to entice you to eat more salad. Choose from over 15 flavours including All Hail The Great Caesar With A Parmesan Punch, Dats Amore Italian Escape and Just Got Laid Free Range Egg Mayonnaise. Light dressings are also available. Prices range from $2.89 to $4.49 RRP.

October Long Weekend

Omnivore comes to Sydney this long weekend with the long-awaited Omnivorous Party. Cantina del Sol Pop Up runs from October 3rd to 6th. Hotel Street pop up continues until October 13 and and Bullion Bar pop up opened this week at the Mint.

1000+ Articles

We finish the news round up a little self promotion. Last week, we reached a milestone but we were too busy to notice. Gourmantic has surpassed 1000 published articles. That’s a lot of words!


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.