“The evolution is a natural continuation of the NoMI heritage and commitment to the culture of great food..." -Rick Segal, Managing Director, Park Hyatt Chicago
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
NoMI, the Chicago luxury hotel’s flagship restaurant, will reopen on June 3 under the NoMI lifestyle brand with four elements of Park Hyatt Chicago’s seventh floor: NoMI Kitchen, NoMI Lounge, NoMI Garden, and NoMI Spa.
“The evolution is a natural continuation of the NoMI heritage and commitment to the culture of great food. We are thrilled to unveil the rebirth of the seventh floor and look forward to offering guests a new standard of excellence through our range of experiences as a premier luxury hotel destination,” said Rick Segal, Managing Director, Park Hyatt Chicago.
The downtown Chicago restaurant, NoMI Kitchen, will be the centerpiece of Park Hyatt Chicago’s seventh floor renovation, which will include an extraordinary redesign of the kitchen, lounge, private dining spaces, garden; and new NoMI Spa concept. NoMI Kitchen is based on the idea that the center of the home is the kitchen, where family and friends gather; an everyday occasion place. The unique design presents the kitchen as the focal point and showcasing the culinary team and featuring a prominent Molteni stove. A new artisanal cheese cave with the finest imported cheese will be located in the downtown Chicago restaurant’s Wine Cellar. NoMI Garden will add a new backdrop to the outdoor terrace with a 30 ft. natural teak wood bar with black granite countertop.
The dining room will offer a comfortable and approachable atmosphere. Rich, wooden tables accented with leather will replace the more formal white tablecloths. Contemporary tones with dark browns, creams and pops of color will infuse the space with warmth and complement the restored details of the original mosaic tile floors. The renowned Dale Chihuly handblown glass sculptures will be repositioned in the private dining rooms. The artistic “Wintry Branches” will adorn the space located above the dining rooms coveted window tables and specially commissioned photographs will enhance the interior and overall experience.
Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche, Chicago native, former Executive Sous Chef of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas, and CIA graduate, will oversee NoMI Kitchen. Chef Ryan LaRoche’s flavours are inspired by the seasons, regionally sourced ingredients sprinkled with influences from his roots. The impeccable service provided by the sincere and approachable staff will guide guests through a distinctive experience from three main venues offering guests a diverse choice from which to celebrate everyday occasions.
Chef LaRoche’s menu will remain rooted in the high-quality ingredient driven and flavorful dishes he has become known for while celebrating the farmers, ranchers, cheese makers and artisans of the surrounding regions. Highlighted on the menu as “Our Partners,” the farmers and artisans will now share the stage with the culinary team. The menu will place an emphasis on the freshest ingredients and finest flavors, simple, creative dishes, and a la carte offerings. New offerings will include an expanded “Ocean Bar” featuring a larger selection of oysters and shellfish as well as new crudo and ceviches in addition to the signature NoMI sushi. A “Simply Prepared” category offers Market Fish, Maine Lobster, Yorkshire Pork Porterhouse, Prime New York Strip, Rack of Lamb paired with a variety of seasonal side dishes like Foraged Mushrooms, Handmade Tagliatelle, House Cut Kenebec Frites, among others. The new “To Share” section offers items for the table such as Poached TJ’s Farm Chicken, farm raised from Pennsylvania and Roasted Bone-in Dry Aged Prime Ribeye served family style for three or more people to share.
The extensive wine list at the downtown Chicago restaurant features a selection of more than 500 labels of wines, including up to 20 wines by the glass.
NoMI Kitchen accommodates seating for 125, including Chef’s Table, and additional seating in the private dining space.
NoMI Kitchen will open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week. NoMI Kitchen is located in Park Hyatt Chicago, 800 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. For more information or reservations, please call 312.335.1234 or visit nomirestaurant.com. Follow us on Twitter at @NoMIChicago, Friend us on Facebook or get an insider’s view from our new blog, comethinkin.com.
Eat well, be well, live well. Life at NoMI.
About Park Hyatt Chicago
Epitomizing modern luxury, Park Hyatt Chicago is a seamless blend of warmth and innovation in a sophisticated urban atmosphere. With a premier presence on North Michigan Avenue, Park Hyatt Chicago boasts spectacular cityscape and Lake Michigan views. A collection of original contemporary art is displayed throughout, expressing the vitality and personality of the city. For more information, or reservations, please call 312 335 1234 or visit parkchicago.hyatt.com.