04 Oct Nour Surry Hills
By Corinne Mossati (gourmantic.com)
Nour restaurant is set to open in Surry Hills on Friday October 7. Meaning “light” in Arabic, the venue is the second restaurant by Ibby Moubadder and Eleanor Harris of Cuckoo Callay in Newtown.
The concept at Nour is to take classic Lebanese flavours and give them a modern interpretation beyond the popular fattoush, falafel and baklava. There’s a strong focus on vegetarian dishes and in-house made food items such as Middle Eastern breads along with yoghurt, labneh, curds, ashta, dips, pickles and preserves.
Dishes on the opening menu include small plates of Spiced Kingfish Bastirma and Arabic Lamb Tartar along with larger dishes of Wood Roast Spiced Short Rib with roast carrots, nigella seed and toum béarnaise and Snapper with cuttlefish rice, tahini, nuts and leek. Desserts include Camel Milk Mouhalabieh, rose water, rhubarb and sumac or Nour’s modern take on the Baklava.