The NoMad Restaurant
The gorgeous NoMad Hotel is home to the equally dazzling NoMad Restaurant. While not new to the New York scene, it was a new-to-me place that definitely lived up to the hype and was worth a few highlights here! Overall, the service is strong (as are the cocktails-ladies pick the “gentlemen’s exchange”) and you’ll find plenty of light and interesting options. Don’t miss the milk and honey dessert. Despite the chicken’s fame it was the best bite I had all night – sweet and salty with just enough creaminess to feel satisfying but not too heavy.
FOOD: The chicken, obviously the chicken. They bring you out one heckuva bird that has angel tears and truffles stuffed under the skin. It’s shown to you in somewhat the way I imagine Christmas gooses used to be displayed-feet and all- then brought back to the kitchen and prepped up for you where the Chef does all the heavy lifting of making you a beautiful pile of delicious bird. Somewhat less obviously, you will also deeply love the tortolloni when it’s on menu, as well as the seared foie gras which is the perfect combination of lightly crisp from the caramelization and smooth and creamy alongside the crunchy veg that accompanies it.
FINANCE: You’re a few bills deep here. The classic chicken dish sets you back at 89 USD for two, and other mains run around 30. Cocktails are “New York” reasonable, but you could also very realistically start your evening with more affordable cocktails just outside the neighborhood and do a simple glass of wine with your dinner here.
FASHION: The classic yet scene-y feel of NoMad calls for something that can straddle both worlds. This floral Tibi dress is the perfect outfit base. The longer length gives it some fantastic coverage for early spring, and topped with a fitted leather jacket, it’s just enough tough with your sweet. Lace up sandals are the shoe of the season, and again, have a bit more to them with the addition of all of those straps and a higher back, ensuring they don’t feel too summery. The necklace is the less-than-20-dollars modern stunner from Nordstrom that I’ve been wearing with everything and the pops of pink in the lips and bag polish off this look with a little color.