Alejandro Saravia Unveils New Sydney Venture: Morena

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 29 August 2023

Renowned Executive Chef and mastermind behind Melbourne’s acclaimed restaurant Farmer’s Daughters, Alejandro Saravia, will set the Sydney food scene ablaze once again with the arrival of Morena.

The visionary chef, Alejandro Saravia, whose culinary journey began in Sydney, has announced the imminent launch of Morena, a 220-seat restaurant nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

Slated to make its debut this November, Morena is located within the storied walls of the historic GPO building at 1 Martin Place. As a manifestation of Saravia’s profound connection to his Latin-American heritage, Morena promises an odyssey of flavours from across the region, a tribute to his roots, and a rekindling of his culinary romance with Sydney.

At Morena, the spotlight will shine on a tapestry of Latin-American cuisines. With a culinary passport spanning Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil, the menu promises an eclectic ensemble of flavours, textures, and aromas. It’s a homage to the rich culinary traditions that have shaped Saravia’s culinary identity.

The libation lineup at Morena promises a symphony of Spanish and South American wines, an ode to the region’s vinicultural heritage. Signature cocktails have also been crafted to encapsulate the essence of Latin American spirits.

Staying true to Saravia’s core philosophy of collaborating closely with farmers, suppliers, and producers, Morena will be a haven for premium seasonal produce sourced from Australia’s diverse landscapes. But the journey doesn’t end there. Ingredients sourced directly from Latin America will be skillfully woven into the menu, ensuring an authentic representation of the region’s gastronomy.

Alejandro Saravia has left an indelible mark on the Australian culinary map, famously introducing Peruvian cuisine to the palate of this food-loving nation. Morena will serve as the crescendo of his dedication to showcasing Latin-American flavours in all their glory. Find out more here.

What else is coming to Sydney? Check out Chez Blue, Poetica & the Jackson on George relaunch.