Masters of Food & Wine: The Joy of Pickling

Join us in NoMI Garden for our Masters of Food & Wine Event: “The Joy of Pickling”

Learn different techniques for pickling vegetables from NoMI Kitchen Chef de Cuisine Sean Pharr and various items followed by a sampling of the production with local craft beers and artisan cheeses in the Wine Cellar on Seven.

Saturday, June 22

3:00 pm-5:00 pm

75 USD per person

For reservations, please call 312 239 4030


Girl Power. Girl Rising

Join Park Hyatt Chicago for an exclusive screening of GIRL RISING on Monday, April 29 at RiverEast Movie Theatre (322 Illinois)

GIRL RISING is a groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins was created by 10×10, a global campaign to educate and empower girls. It tells the stories of 9 girls from around the world, who are fighting for an education and a chance. The message is simple: if we educate girls, we can change their future. Each girl’s story was written by an author and is narrated by a cast of great actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek.

In celebration of Hyatt’s Global Month of Community Service, in which Hyatt Hotels worldwide give back, Park Hyatt Chicago and Park Hyatt Washington D.C. have partnered with GirlRising to spread awareness and take action to empower young girls in the developing world through education.

Proceeds from the film go right back to 7 NGO Partners, including: Girl Up / UN Foundation, CARE, World Vision, A New Day Cambodia, Room to Read.

Limited tickets available. We’ll see you at the movies!

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Four Stars for Park Hyatt Chicago

 Park Hyatt Chicago Awarded 2013 Four-Star Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 55th annual listing of Star Award-winning hospitality establishments worldwide, and  Park Hyatt Chicago has been recognized among the industry’s most outstanding establishments. Park Hyatt Chicago is one of three hotels in Chicago to be awarded the prestigious Four Star Award for 2013.

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You are cordially invited…

…to a Masters of Food & Wine Cocktail Party at NoMI!

Come participate in an interactive cocktail mixology class hosted in our Wine Cellar on Seven.  Learn about interesting cocktail ingredients and how to compose three of NoMI Lounge’s signature cocktails.  Cocktails will be paired with casual fare, highlighting the subtle complexity of NoMI’s hand crafted cocktails.

Saturday, March 23

3-5 pm

55 USD/person

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February/March Bridal Buzz at Park Hyatt Chicago

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At Park Hyatt Chicago, we’re buzzing over warm weather getaways in February, breakfast for dinner and reverse French manicures. We’re also excited for wedding season and toasting to those who are tying the knot. To pamper the brides-to-be, we are extending three special packages that sure have a nice ring.

Package 1:

Book your bridal shower in NoMI Kitchen’s  breathtaking private event space by March 31st and receive a complimentary champagne toast or delectable pastry treat with a signed $1,200 food and beverage minimum.

Package 2:

Book your rehearsal dinner in NoMI Kitchen’s  breathtaking private event space by March 31st and receive a complimentary cocktail hour with a signed $3,000 food and beverage minimum

Package 3:

Book your NYE 2013 wedding by March 31st and receive the following with a signed $25,000 food and beverage minimum

  • Complimentary Presidential Suite
  • Complimentary One Year Anniversary Stay
  • Complimentary Champagne Toast to Ring in 2014
  • Complimentary New Year’s Day Brunch for 25 guests
  • 10% off 2013 Park Hyatt Wedding Offerings

For further information, please contact our contact the catering office at 312.239.4074 or

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