Nomad: Beef Oxtail & Onion Soup
I’ve been hearing some really good things about Nomad. This airy and industrial-chic eatery is located on the busy Main Street corridor and has tall ceilings which allow an ample amount of light to come in through their large west-facing windows.
Nomad aims towards seasonal and sustainable foods… creating with ingredients that that they can trace their origins from. That’s all well and good when you read about it… but let’s focus on what really counts… how it tastes.
I started out with the Beef Oxtail & Onion Soup ($12) made with caramelized onions, Avonlea cheddar and a fresh bread gratin. This was soooo good! The crunch from the cheddar and gratin mixed well with the tenderness of the oxtail. Quite flavourful – I could eat this all day long.
Next up was the Organic Hanging Beef Tender ($28) served with a parsnip gnudi, roasted onion, brussel sprouts, and cardamom jus.
The gnudi is similar to ghnocchi-like dumplings but lighter in texture and the tender beef was pillowy to the touch but packed with flavour and dusted with a touch of salt.
The Grilled Calamari ($15) with house-cured chorizo and chimichurri arrived with thick slices of tender calamari that had a slight chew to the bite.
This was accompanied with a warm chickpea relish.
We finished our meal with a scoop of Tropical Sorbet and Calamansi ($3 per scoop). The calamansi was refreshingly tart whereas the tropical sorbet wasn’t as tart but had a nice, light and refreshing flavour.
Their menu isn’t very extensive and it changes throughout the season but I found that the food quality was top notch.
3950 Main Street
Posted on September 6, 2017, in Restaurant Review, West Coast and tagged Beef Oxtail and Onion Soup, Food, Grilled Calamari, Hanger Steak, restaurant review, Riley Park, Sorbet, Vancouver, West Coast. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.