About comethinkin

Welcome to ComeThinkIn.com, the new blog of NoMI at Park Hyatt Chicago. Our goal is to provide a closer look, for Chicagoans and visitors alike, at the personalities who are the driving forces behind the restaurant. We’ll offer restaurant news, dining updates, wine notes and share photos among a host of other topics. You will also be able to look to our blog to gather insiders’ perspectives on what makes Chicago one of the most iconic cities in the United States. Who better to kick off our blog than new Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche. When we reopen in June, Chef LaRoche will be overseeing the reinvented seventh floor. In essence he will be serving as the quintessential host welcoming guests into the heart and hearth of Park Hyatt Chicago home.

NoMI Kitchen Introduces Chef’s Corner

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Spring is just around the corner, and with the new season there are exciting announcements for NoMI Kitchen! Beginning this season, enjoy an intimate dinner tasting at NoMI by making a reservation for our Chef’s Corner.

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With an exclusive reservation, you will be introduced to the creative process utilized by Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche, and given insight into how his artfully crafted dishes come to life in the heart of NoMI Kitchen.

First, enjoy a guided tour of NoMI Kitchen, where you will become immersed in the delightful open kitchen concept that allows for a personalized and special dining experience. You will also be whisked through our kitchen, to see how our chefs meticulously prepare NoMI’s modern cuisine.

Next, enjoy the customized menu that Chef LaRoche will create for your party, utilizing seasonal, quality ingredients to establish the essence of NoMI for your unique dining experience. Allow yourself to delight in the specially-prepared, off-menu dishes during the tasting. Chef LaRoche will introduce each course, whose culinary flair will prove just as enchanting as the upcoming season.

The Chef’s Corner at NoMI Kitchen is $150 per person for five courses, with wine pairings specially selected by our Sommelier. Reservations for this exclusive dining experience are available on Fridays and Saturdays, with a recommended seating at 7pm.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact Camila Rachmanis at camila.rachmanis@hyatt.com or (312) 239-4137. Reservations made through Open Table requesting Chef’s Corner cannot be honored.

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Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition: Episode 3

 

The third episode of Season Three of the Emmy-award-winning Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition is now live! Episode three, titled “Signature Plated Desserts” challenges each chef, including Pastry Chef Meg Galus to create a signature dish, which is then judged by celebrity judges (Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour, Chef Curtis Duffy, Will Goldfarb). Watch now to find out who wins and stay tuned to our blog, as the next episode premieres next month.

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Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition: Episode 2

The second episode of Season Three of the Emmy-award-winning Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition is now live! Episode two, “Mystery Casting Challenge” premiered last night at midnight. Pastry Chef Meg Galus and three other top pastry chefs challenge consisted of designing a dessert in a four-inch sphere mold with 90% of the dessert consisting only of a single cast, and 10% supporting ingredients based on the plate.

Watch the video to see Chef Meg create an incredible chocolate dessert alongside other chefs and find out what the celebrity judges (Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour, Chef Curtis Duffy, Will Goldfarb) have to say about each dessert.

Stay tuned to our blog, as the next episode premieres on March 17, 2014.

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Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition

Season three of the Emmy award-winning Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition features four Chef finalists chosen from pastry chef submissions throughout the globe battling head to head to at The Chicago School of Mold Making Creative Center, all captured in a webisode series.

We are thrilled to announce that Chef Meg Galus was  selected to compete as finalist alongside several talented pastry chefs from across the globe. This year’s celebrity judges are Pastry Chef Antoinio Bachour from St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, Curtis Duffy from  Grace in Chicago, and avant garde globe-trotter Will Goldfarb representing Ku De Ta in Bali.

Each webisode series will be released once a month, stay tuned to watch Chef Meg accept each week’s challenge and watch each chef creatively broadcast their creations. The next webisode premieres on February 17, 2014.

Champagne Legacies, Caviar Delicacies

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Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine is a series of incredible culinary experiences hosted at Park Hyatt locations around the world, including Park Hyatt Chicago. We are thrilled to announce 2014′s Masters of Food & Wine events that are scheduled to take place throughout the year. These engaging events invite local residents and hotel guests to interact with our award-winning chefs, sommeliers and specialists throughout the evening. 

 
Our first 2014 event, “Champagne Legacies, Caviar Delicacies” takes place this March. Join us as one of our sommelier’s hosts a tour of influential Champagne Houses, paired alongside a NoMI-style caviar tasting on March 15 for $150 per person. 
 

To secure your reservation, please call (312) 239 4030.  Please note, availability is limited. 

For more information on other Park Hyatt Masters events in renowned destinations around the world, please visit www.mastersfoodandwine.com

 

Valentine’s Day 2014

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Pamper your loved one at Park Hyatt Chicago this Valentine’s Day, without ever having to leave the hotel. Enjoy a weekend of romance with our Stay More, Save More package, which offers 20% savings on two-night stays and 30% savings on three or more night stays. Click here to book now. 

Valentine’s Day  at NoMI Restaurant

Join us up in NoMI Kitchen for dinner on Friday, February 14, 2014 for an exquisite four-course dinner menu, featuring an array of options including hamachi crudo, oxtail and foie gras terrine, prime beef filet, ricotta gnocchi and desserts such as lychee bavarian or chocolate bombe for $125 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Valentine’s Day at NoMI Spa

NoMI Spa’s Valentine’s Offer includes a romantic “Suite Retreat” available from February 13 through 17, 2014. Enjoy a relaxing customized couple’s massage following by your private “suite retreat time” to enjoy the kholer steam shower, NoMI chocolates and tea paring, and a special gift with a note to your valentine personalized by you, all in the comfort of your private spa suite.

If you’re searching for gift recommendations, a spa certificate from NoMI is always a great choice to give the gift of relaxation. Book your Spa reservation now. 

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NoMI Spa Special: February

Refresh, Revive Spa TreatmentsWarm up this winter at NoMI Spa. During the entire month of February, come experience everything NoMI has to offer, including our Winter Warm Up package, which includes a 45 minute Signature Facial and 45 minute Custom Massage plus a complimentary box of Ikaati tea. This package is offered for $200 (gratuity not included, total retail value $250) throughout February 2014.

For more information, call 312.239.4200, e-mail nomispa.chiph@hyatt.com or visit our website.

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NoMI Spa Special: January

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During the month of January, NoMI Spa is promoting the monthly special of body envelopment treatments. Utilizing Revive products, the treatment will encompass the awakening powers of geranium, ylang ylang, patchouli and sandalwood to re-energize, combined with the refreshing and invigorating powers of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper to even out skin tone and texture and maintain a healthy micro-circulation.

Citrus contains the properties to internally boost your immune system with Vitamin C, promote detoxifying digestive health with fiber, and specifically grapefruit is loaded with lycopene for a great antioxidant both internally and externally for your skin. By applying topically, the stimulation of collagen is promoted which gives a youthful appearance to the skin, and the pink grapefruit essential oil paired with this aids the lymphatic system in order to remove unwanted and toxic substances from the body.

After the treatment, your mind, body and spirit will feel lighter, rejuvenated and energized. Before the wrap, the skin will be exfoliated, so you will leave the treatment feeling smooth and hydrated as you experience a rejuvenating detoxification.

For more information, call 312.239.4200, e-mail nomispa.chiph@hyatt.com or visit our website.

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Winter Warm Up With NoMI Spa

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NoMI Spa’s gift to you will launch you into 2014 with warmth and wellness. During the entire month of January, come experience the best of NoMI Spa with our Winter Warm up package which includes our 45 minute Signature Facial and 45 minute Custom Massage with a complimentary box of Ikaati wellness tea you can take home to enjoy and keep you warm all winter.

This package is available for $200 (gratuity not included, total retail value $250) throughout January. Happy New Year from all of us at NoMI Spa!

For more information, call 312.239.4200, e-mail nomispa.chiph@hyatt.com or visit our website.

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NoMI’s Winter Whiskey Series

NoMI Winter Whiskey Series

NoMI Lounge and Kitchen have created an exceptional series of Whiskey events this December, each of which provides a unique experience. Browse each dinner series below to select the perfect evening to spend with friends this winter.

Glenmorangie Tasting Dinner:

Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm 

Join us in NoMI lounge for a five course tasting menu paired with five unique marks of Glenmorangie Scotch. NoMI Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche and Glenmorange brand ambassador Matt Ochse will guide you through each pairing.

Featured Whiskys:

  • Glenmorangie ‘ The Origional’
  • Glenmorangie ‘Lasanta’
  • Glenmorangie ‘Quinta Ruban’
  • Glenmorangie ‘Nectar D’Or’
  • Glenmorangie ‘Signet’

Price: $100.00 Per Person Plus Tax & Gratuity

American Whiskey Experience with Elijah Craig

Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 pm

NoMI Lounge hosts a guided tasting of American Whiskeys and Bourbon accompanied by small bites from NoMI Kitchen.

Featured Whiskeys: 

  • Berheim ‘Straight Wheat Whiskey’
  • Larceny ‘Kentucky Straight Bourbon’
  • Parkers Heritage ’7th Edition’
  • Elijah Craig ’12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon’
  • Elijah Craig ’21 Year Old Single Barrel’

Price: $60.00 Per Person Plus Tax & Gratuity

The Legacy Of Pappy Van Winkle

Friday, December 20 at 7:30PM

Experience a guided tasting of the legendary Pappy Van Winkle and Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon while enjoying courses created by NoMI Chef De Cuisine Sean Pharr.

Featured Whiskeys

  • Old Rip Van Winkle ’10 Year Old’
  • Old Rip Van Winkle ’12 Year Old’
  • Pappy Van Winkle ’15 Year Old’
  • Pappy Van Winkle ’20 Year Old’
  • Pappy Van Winkle ’23 Year Old’

$150.00 Per Person Plus Tax and Gratuity

For reservations at NoMI, call (312) 239 – 4030. 

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