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.

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

Champagne and Caviar Masters of Food and Wine Park Hyatt

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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‘Tis The Season… To Shop Sweepstakes

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Park Hyatt Chicago is making the most of the holiday season with a Facebook Sweepstakes dedicated to Chicago’s incredible holiday shopping scene. This winter, from now through December 22, 2013, visit our ‘Tis The Season… To Shop’ Facebook Tab and enter your e-mail address for a chance to win a variety of prizes sure to delight you during the holidays.

From a one-night stay here at Park Hyatt Chicago to a $100 gift certificate to 900 North Michigan Shops, several lucky winners will receive the perfect holiday gift after a busy month of festivities.

While you’re waiting for your chance to win our festive sweepstakes, learn more about our ‘Stay More, Save More‘ package and reserve a luxurious stay in the heart of the Chicago shopping scene this winter. Indulge in contemporary chic accommodations and enjoy 20% savings on the best available rate for two night stays to ensure your weekend of shopping is well spent.

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Wish Upon A Dream Tree

Dream Tree

This holiday season, Park Hyatt Chicago will be welcoming a one-of-a-kind Dream Tree installation to The Library (located on Lobby level) for a very special purpose. Not merely a festive decoration to be admired, the Dream Tree will provide care and comfort to children in need through the wishes affixed to its branches.

Guests are invited to help ensure a wish is granted by funding a wish from the Dream Tree in varying tiers. All donations will proceed non-profit organization Wish List Chicago, benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Founded in 1983 by hospital volunteers, Wish List Chicago is dedicated to funding on behalf of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in order to provide new toys, activities, and experiences for the children and their families. However, it is not really about the toys, but the care given. Each day, a team of specialists work with the children, as well as their siblings and families, in order to provide a therapeutic function of comfort, as well as to spread joy to each of their lives.

Wishes granted include giving a donation of toys, filling a classroom with educational supplies, or providing pet therapy to in-patients. For the betterment of the children, Dream Tree levels of impact include:

Tier 1: Treasure Chest – $100

Your gift of $100 will ensure that the Treasure Chest has a selection of small gifts and toys.

Tier 2: Fill a Classroom with Love – $275

Your gift of $275 will help to fill a Lurie Children’s classroom with the educational supplies required to create an interactive and effective space for learning and teaching.

Tier 3: Skylight TV – $325

Your gift of $325 will support one week of Skylight TV broadcasted live from our Family Life Center.

Tier 4: Arts and Crafts Supplies – $500

Your gift of $500 will help supply crayons and markers, paper, paint and other arts and crafts supplies for patients to use throughout the hospital.

Tier 5: Pet Therapy – $850

Your gift of $850 will provide one week of pet therapy for in-patients of all ages.

Tier 6: Music Therapy – $1,865

Your gift of $1,865 will support one week of music therapy for patients at Lurie Children’s.

Launching to the public on #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, December 3rd, and culminating on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, The Dream Tree will feature gold star wishes emblematic of the donations that will surely bring joy to children who need it most during the upcoming holiday season. In wishing upon a Dream Tree, the dreams of children will be fulfilled with care and comfort by caring hearts and souls.

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