The group behind Sydney eateries Wild Sage, Miller’s Kitchen and Whitton have launched a new restaurant in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Alegre is inspired by Mayan cuisine and marks the biggest venue yet for the founders.

Guets can expect a focus on local produce teamed with the liberal use of a Josper grill.

“The menu showcases a different take on Mexican cuisine working with the complexities of traditional cooking and curing practices mixed with modern techniques to create beautifully executed dishes treating the taste buds to a moment in Tulum,” says Co-Founder Rasel Rasheduzzaman.

Patrons can commence a meal with dishes from the crudo raw bar before moving on to guacamole, pork carnitas and proteins cooked over charcoal.

Mains cover half duck with mole madre and mojo; Mayan-spiced charcoal king prawns with burnt lime; 500g Tajima Wagyu ribeye and eight-hour lamb cooked in clay and barbacoa sauce.

There’s also a range of accompaniments to choose from including chargrilled corn with smoked cheese sauce, pickled cumquats and burnt cauliflwer.

On the beverage front, there are more than 150 tequilas and mezcals (Gran Patron Burdeos; Clase Azul Ultra) to choose from.

“The signature cocktail, the Alegre En Tulum is made with jalapeño-nfused Calle 23 blanco tequila, fresh watermelon and a touch of mint,” says Rasel.

Another highlight is the Mariachi Borracho with Joven mezcal, pear liquor, whisky, spiced pear syrup, lemon and chocolate mole bitters.

Alegre is open Wednesday to Sunday.