Single Ladies, Put Your Hands Up at NoMI SPA

Broken Hearts not Broken Nails

NoMI Spa is celebrating bold and beautiful single ladies across Chicago with a 45-minute “Minus the MANicure” special manicure; a soothing treatment that uses luxurious products from Me! Bath.  Guests can book appointments for themselves or with their best friend to set aside some time for a mini pampering session and indulge in a little GT, or Girl Talk.

With nail lacquers creatively titled Single Ladies, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, It’s Raining Men, and Pretty Little Thing, every woman will be sure to find a shade that suits them best.

After each treatment, ladies will receive a playlist mixed by local DJ, Megan Taylor, featuring music to empower ever woman to belt out a few familiar femme lyrics.

The “Minus the MANicure” special manicure is available February 13-17, 2013.  50 USD per manicure (gratuity not included).  Space is limited.  For reservations, please call NoMI Spa at 312 239 4200.


Chef Ryan LaRoche Featured at Antique Taco’s Guest Chef Series for Charity

The PhaRoche-ous Taco Launches for Month of February

For the entire month of February, NoMI Kitchen’s Executive Chef, Ryan LaRoche, will be featured on the menu at Wicker Park’s Antique Taco (1360 N. Milwaukee Ave) for the restaurant’s Guest Chef Series for Charity. A percentage of the proceeds from each taco sale will be donated to Imerman Angels.

Antique Taco’s Guest Chef Series for Charity has been teaming up with select local chefs each month for a taco special benefiting a charity of the chef’s choice. Past chefs include Bill Kim and Charlie McKenna. The chef’s select charity will receive $2 from each taco sale.

Chef Ryan’s taco is aptly titled The PhaRoche-ous which combines the surnames of Ryan LaRoche and Chef de Cuisine Sean Pharr. The PhaRoche-ous taco consists of Nueske’s bacon confit, frijoles negro, pickled jalapeños, and Guajillo sour cream. Proceeds will be donated to Imerman Angels, which provides personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

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Let the Games Begin…

By, Banquet Chef Paul Dobroski

This is a super easy and quick crowd pleaser  that is always appropriate(even if you’re by yourself).

Serve with tortillas chips or any other chip/cracker that you prefer.  I like to use the large format fritos corn chips to make it a traditional chimexican dish.  Plenty of cold beer such as negro modelo will make this a complete meal.  The dish also lends it self to variations.  Get creative.  When I’m feeling a bit crazy I like to omit the lettuce and add cooked chorizo, bacon, and crushed frito corn chips; then pop it in the oven for a warm version.  Have fun with all of your cooking endevers and enjoy the game.  49ers are going to win, so sorry to the other team…

Seven Layer Dip


12 oz Refried Beans

1 Cup Guacamole

1 Cup Sour Cream(Stirred up with a little bit of lime juice and taco seasoning)

1 Cup Nacho Cheese Sauce

1 Cup Salsa

4 oz Sliced Black Olives

1 Cup Sliced Iceberg Lettuce

4oz Queso Fresco-Shredded


  • In a shallow dish(about 2” deep) evenly Layer the ingredients as follows:
  • Refried Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Nacho Cheese Sauce
  • Salsa
  • Lettuce
  • Black Olives
  • Queso Fresco



Let Romance and Food Collide.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at NoMI Kitchen.

In honor of the romantic holiday, NoMI Kitchen is partnering with local, high-end stationery line, Suitor, to create limited-edition ‘Suitor for NoMI’ cards that will debut during your Valentine’s Day dinner at NoMI Kitchen on February 14.

‘Suitor for NoMI’ includes two elegantly witty cards with sayings: You’re One in a Boullion and You’re the Uni One For Me. Guests’ booking a reservation at NoMI Kitchen will receive an email following their booking with instructions on how to customize their card and write a special note to their valentine.   At the conclusion of dinner, a handwritten version of the message will be delivered with a specially prepared dessert by Pastry Chef Meg Galus.  With love notes circulating the dining room and views of an illuminating Water Tower Square and The Magnificent Mile, the ambience at NoMI Kitchen will surely receive your significant other’s stamp of approval.

For reservations, please call 312 239 4030

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Let Them Eat Cake

Every woman deserves to be pampered, especially on her birthday. This year, make sure to set aside some No“MI” time in celebration of your special day for NoMI Spa’s new “Happy Birthday” pedicure package!

Come in on the day or month of your birthday and allow us to pamper you with our custom pedicure complete with a confetti Happy Birthday soak, a flavorful and moisturizing scoop of luxury. ME! Bath Ice Cream® fizzes and melts immediately when submerged in water, releasing nourishing minerals and fragrant aromatic oils that will hydrate, moisturize and enrich your skin. As a sweet finish to your treatment, guests will receive a surprise Birthday Treat from Pastry Chef Meg Galus with the flavor they select upon booking. Birthday candle included. Now that’s icing on the cake!

To book your appointment, call NoMI SPA at 312 239 4200 | 75 USD

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Get Your “Game” On…

Cure your cabin fever and get your “game” on at NoMI Kitchen.  Join us for a family style meal in our Private Dining Room featuring a 3-course meal with wine pairings prepared by Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche.

Master’s of Food and Wine

January 19, 2013

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

$85 per person 6-8:30 PM

Space is limited.  For reservations call: 312 239 4030

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Introducing NoMI Kitchen’s Urban Achievers Menu

Park Hyatt Chicago is pleased to launch “Urban Achievers,” a new children’s menu for the young, aspiring hotel guests.  Urban Achievers was conceptualized by the culinary team at NoMI Kitchen and is a collection of all-time childhood favorites made with the freshest local ingredients.   All sandwiches are served on whole grain bread and accompanied by carrots and celery sticks.  Apple dippers and Pastry Chef Meg’s ice cream can be found in the ‘treats’ section for a sweet and satisfying end to the meal.

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Home for the Holidays

This holiday season, relax and unwind at Park Hyatt Chicago, your home for the holidays. Whether a city weekend getaway for shopping and partaking in seasonal offerings or just a night to unwind without the holiday stress, treat yourself to our exclusive rates starting at 395 USD (upon availability). Offer includes Park King accommodations, breakfast for two (2)  in NoMI Kitchen (or breakfast in bed) and  complimentary valet parking. Forgo the stress of trying to find parking in the madness of Michigan Avenue and pull up right to our front door to be welcomed to your home away from home.  Upon arrival, guests will receive a special welcome amenity of Pastry Chef Meg’s Milk & Cookies, the perfect treat to conjure up the holiday’s spirit.

For reservations, please contact Jennifer Gillette at 312.239.4118 or