From our Kitchen to Yours

Everyone has their favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving.  We can even go as far to say that everyone has a favorite potato dish: mashed potatoes, mashed with some clumps, mashed with a lot of clumps, skins-on mashed potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, and the list continues!  However, there is only one turkey; the staple Thanksgiving dish.  Below is Chef’s Ryan’s recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey.  Enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Isn’t Only for Kids

Take a break from the season’s hustle and bustle and unwind in NoMI Lounge for the debut of the Park Chocolate Bar on the seventh floor.  Begin your warm experience with a large mug (13oz) of Chef Meg’s handcrafted hot cocoa, using only the best of Valrhona’s bittersweet couverture.  Then the rest is up to you.  Select as many (or as little) toppings as you please to create your perfect hot chocolate drink.  Choose from marshmallows, syrups, whipped cream, and all types of candies!  For a little extra relaxation, add a kick to your sweet sensation and spike the childhood drink with an ounce of your favorite adult liquor.

Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate on-the-go or nestle in the comforting atmosphere of NoMI Lounge and gaze at the gleaming lights of the Magnificent Mile. 

Park Chocolate Bar

NoMI Lounge

Daily: Noon-5 pm

And The Nominees Are…

We are thrilled to announce that NoMI Kitchen has received the following nominations for the 2011 Jean Banchet Awards: 

  •  Ryan LaRoche, Chef of the Year
  •  Meg Galus, Pastry Chef of the Year
  •  Aaron Sherman, Best Sommelier
  •  Sean Pharr, Best Chef-de-Cuisine

This is an absolute honor and we truly thank all of our customers for your votes and support in helping us achieve these accomplishments. 

The 2011 Jean Banchet Awards will be presented at the Grand Chefs Gala on January 27th at The Fairmont Chicago.  Winners of the awards are selected by all nominated and participating chefs at the Chefs Social, which takes place in mid- January.  We hoping for the best and will keep you updated with the results!

Pamper yourself… and your tastebuds!

We will be debuting our Sugar and Spice (and everything nice) package at Dose Market this Sunday.  Your beauty and bites session will start with a relaxing hand polish by one of our fabulous technicians; leaving your hands soft, hydrated and ready to take on Chicago’s dry weather.  At the end of your treatment, prepare to indulge in delicious bites of autumn created by Pastry Chef, Meg Galus, which include pumpkin bread, brown sugar streusel muffins, chocolate lollipops, honey nougat bars, brioche craquelin, and macarons.