‘I want to cook food that excites me. Nomad is a collection of ideas, focusing on memory, place and nature. I want to explore these things through cooking’
So says chef Alex Claridge formally of Vegetarian Bistro 1847 and The Warehouse Cafe and from experience of Alex’s cooking and dishes it promises to be a superb residency for vegetarian food lovers.
Alex Claridge Chef Owner
Head Chef Brian Smith
Nomad is the name of the new pop up restaurant that is opening on April 3rd at The Kitchen Garden Cafe on York Road in Kings Heath, Birmingham.
Alex brings his innovative take on food, offering innovative, creative and foraged ingredients and food for a 3 Month residency begining in April.
Nomad will be open on Friday and Saturday evenings and some Thursday’s at the Same venue that has housed pop ups previously from Epi Restaurant and Blue Rabbit.
Nomad is expected to move to other locations around Birmingham with a City Centre residency planned for June.
With Nomad he is expected to ‘explore ideas and thoughts about nature, place, memory and British Cuisine.
Alex is an innovative chef who creates dishes that explore ingredients that are foraged, seasonal and unique in the UK. This with a view to create a sensory and progressive veggie foodie menu that is a challenge to the palate and mind.
Diners can initially experience two fixed tasting menus of 5 courses and 9 courses for £32 and £45 respectively. Short and long.
The Vegetarian menu is:
April £45 long:
Reindeer Moss, egg, mushroom, coffee,
Cauliflower and Pine cream, fermented watercress, seared hearts,
Pickled Mushrooms, Japanese, rose, aged kelp,
Fresh ricotta in ashes
Grilled Broccoli, duck egg, hay, milk
Hogs weed, grilled carrot cake, purple carrot, Manouri, buttermilk, wild carrot.
Ewes milk, pickled bilberries,
White chocolate, caramel, seaweed popcorn
April: £32: Short
moss, egg, coffee.
Pickled mushroom, dulse, sunflower seed, Japanese Rose
Fresh ricotta, in ashes, wild garlic
carrot cake, purple carrot, Manouri, buttermilk, wild carrot.
Goats milk, pickled billberries.
Cauliflower, Pine, Sorrel, Wild Watercress (three photos)
Fresh Ricotta in Ashes, Wild Garlic (first two) and Reindeer Moss, egg yolk, mushrooms (Second two).
On booking mention that you are a vegetarian to guarantee the menu and ingredients. Please note due to the creative process of Nomad and the seasonality of ingredients the menu you have may not be the same as above.
Reindeer Moss, egg yolk, mushrooms
Other menus will include meat and fish options and menus are available via the website.
Nomad is now taking bookings for April, and May.
Please visit the website for bookings.
Nomad should offer a delightful evening of indulgence, ideas and exploration of the senses.
Thanks for reading
Kitchen Garden Cafe Kings Heath
All photos given to me by Alex to use on this post, apart from the ones of Kitchen Garden Cafe which are my own and not so good. 😊
Nomad, Kitchen Garden Cafe, york road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14.