NOMADA at The Rookery - Middle Eastern inspired Vegetarian Menu


Middle Eastern inspired Vegetarian Menu
for next Nomada Pop-Up Supper Club at The Rookery, Faringdon

Third Nomada Pop-Up Supper Club

Saturday 24th March 2018

The Rookery Café, 35 Marlborough Street, Faringdon, SN7 7JL

Tables available from 6.30pm – 9pm

Book your place here –

Renowned Cuban-born chef, Ruben Leon-Acosta, is launching his third
Pop-Up supper club event, under Pop-Up restaurant name ‘Nomada’.

The vegetarian feast will take place at The Rookery on Arthur Street in
Faringdon. Ruben has devised a delicious menu of vegetarian dishes
made using seasonal local produce wherever possible.   

To start
- Babaganoush topped with labneh and pomegranate seeds
and served with home-made flatbreads and Tabbouleh
The main course - Nomada Tagine with couscous. Of Berber origin
from the Maghreb, Ruben’s tagine combines sweet and savoury
vegetables, spices and herbs to create a multi-textured dish and is
based on the one Ruben made whilst working at La Palmeraie,
To finish - Platters of fresh fruit

Teas on request

£35 per person

A range of carefully selected wines, soft drinks, beers and spirits will be
available on the night at an additional cost.

Widely travelled, Ruben has worked as a professional chef for almost 20
years. During the recent London Fashion Week, he prepared a dinner
for 200 people hosted by a group of designers, including Rejyna Pyo,
Thornton Bregazzi, Roland Mouret, Margaret Howell, Del Pozo, Mary
Katrantzou and Peter Piloto.

Ruben’s passion for cooking is very much influenced by his native Cuba,
as well as his travels to Thailand, Vietnam, Morocco and France, and
later working at some of London’s most renowned restaurants, including
Ottolenghi, Sketch, Zuma and Eight over Eight.

“For every Pop-Up Nomada Supper Club, I want to ensure that both
those in the kitchen and the food lovers coming for the experience will
be involved in a joint adventure into the world of cooking by drawing on
inspiration and influences that crosses borders and experiences,” says

Ruben first enrolled at cookery schools whilst travelling, including Bapai
Thai in Bangkok, the Red Bridge in Vietnam and La Palmeraie in
Marrakech. He then went on to train as a chef at Yotam Ottolenghi’s
Islington restaurant and later at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Watergate Bay in
Cornwall as chef mentor, before launching his own restaurant, Nomada
in Bude, north Cornwall, in 2013. Ruben has also worked with Michelin-
starred chefs, including renowned exponent of Thai cuisine, chef David
Thompson, and leading UK chef, John Campbell, of Woodspeen in

The Nomada Pop-Up Supper Clubs will include Japanese, Korean,
Middle Eastern and Thai menu nights served at beautiful and eclectic
locations around the Cotswolds.

Book here:

The Rookery Coffee Shop is a quirky, quaint space occupying the
ground floor of a beautiful landmark building, a converted coachworks, in
the centre of the historic Oxfordshire market town of Faringdon.

The Rookery, Faringdon
35 Marlborough Street, Arthur's Hill, Faringdon, SN7 7JL

Free parking is available a level, five-minute walk away at Tesco or
behind Budgens.