• Diana Brandt

Opening: nomada Provisions


Valentina Huerta and Chef Gian Franco Brugaletta, the culinary masterminds behind the elegant flavors of Nonna Urban Eatery in Scottsdale, have announced their newest concept set to open next week in the heart of Phoenix. Nomada provisions, located at 3410 North 24th Street, offers area residents and the surrounding business community an ingredient-focused retail experience featuring an expansive array of exceptional quality epicurean offerings under one roof.

“As we reach a pivotal point for the food and beverage industry, in a post pandemic world, we feel a ‘nomadic’ approach to food is much more aligned with today’s reality,” says Huerta of their new concept. “nomada is intended to allow consumers to explore, travel and dream through food and beverages as ingredients in addition to creating a practical way to access fresh carefully crafted, ready-made options for those with little time to cook. In a way, nomada will continue a primordial love affair with all things gourmet, bon viveur and bon vivant.”

The couple and restaurateurs hope that nomada will ignite the consumer’s imagination with unique labels of items such as cheeses, charcuterie, oil and vinegars, spices and condiments, teas, baking products and other high-end pantry items. Through the items on their shelves, they want to introduce buyers to a universe of qualitative food ingredients from around the world that have been carefully curated and sourced as well as a selection of globally representative beer and wine.

The breadth of items at nomada includes ready-made packaged goods, heat and serve options and retail products geared for the gourmet connoisseur. Menu items include Dips and Spreads like Hummus, Baba Ganoush, and Chicken and Duck Rillette; Seasonal Salads and Bowls featuring a variety of fresh and grilled vegetables, whole grains, salmon and more; “In-Betweens” including the Hummus and Vegetable Wrap and the Chicken Caesar Wrap; Proteins such as Half Roasted Chicken or the Duo of Pan Seared Salmon; and Fresh Pasta such as Beet Campanelle, Tagliatelle, and Squid Ink or Turmeric Rigatoni complemented by Nonna’s Tomato Sauce, Creamy Parmesan Sauce or Pesto. A selection of sushi and weekly soup round out the menu.

To complete the gourmet experience, nomada is equipped to introduce consumers to a whole new world of wines — such as lesser known varietals and obscure independent labels that are not found at other retail outlets. Huerta says the idea behind this is to favor small producers with unique expressions of grapes that complement food as well as to advocate for the fact that exceptional wine needn’t require a hefty price tag.

To the couple, coffee-like wine is one of those mystical and magical beverages capable of transporting those imbibing it to far away destinations with each savored sip. To that end, guests are invited to stop in, shop and stay awhile to enjoy the inviting atmosphere of the cozy coffee corner where they can sip a hand-picked selection of arabica and robust beans from passionate farmers in the form of drinkable delights such as espresso, Americano, latte, cappuccino and the brew of the day.

nomada is open daily Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For a complete menu and more information, visit www.nomadaphx.com.