NoMI closed about three months ago to remodel, and the information about what it'll look like has been shrouded in secrecy. But now more details are starting to come out about what the upscale restaurant in the Park Hyatt will look like when it reopens. For starters, The Stew reports the doors will swing open on June 3. And the restaurant have a new name: NoMI Kitchen.
We already knew that Ryan LaRoche was named the new exec chef and until now knew nothing other than he'd keep the high standard of what people have come to expect from the fine-dining spot that garnered a Michelin star.
LaRoche will make the menu more accessible, use more local ingredients and translate the menu back to English, saying that people want elegant food without having to get dressed up for dinner. Essentially, the 32-year-old chef will inject some youth into the classic space.
NoMi Kitchen will do away with white table cloths in the dining room replaced by deep, rich wooden tables accented by leather. The floors will be refreshed mosaic tile and the dining room will have a warmer color palette of dark browns and creams with little pops of color. And the restaurant will now have an open kitchen, anchored by a new Molteni stove.
The front lounge area will remain largely intact and the wine cellar will also stay in place with the Cellar Notes wine tastings continuing to be a weekly event; it will, however, expand with the addition of a cheese cave. Oh, and if you were a fan of those Chihuly glass sculptures that hung from the ceiling, you can pop over to the private dining rooms to visit them. Stay tuned for more info.
· Park Hyatt's NoMI to Become NoMI Kitchen When it Reopens on June 3 [Tribune/Stew]
· NoMI's New Exec Chef [~EChi~]