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A Lunch Treat

French, Mediterranean, Desserts, Drinks, LunchLizComment

Visiting the NoMad Restaurant

When forming new business relationships, it is critical to do so while breaking bread. What better place to do that than The NoMad Restaurant? I absolutely love this place and its proximity to my apartment certainly doesn't hurt. I met up with the very talented mixologist Lynnette Marrero and Chef Grace Ramirez.

In case don't know, the NoMad features a lunch special from 12pm-2pm. It is a $29 two course prix-fixe meny with many exciting options. 

We started off with a delicious Focaccia bread. I only had a piece to save room for what was sure to be a momentous lunch!

  Yummy Focaccia

Yummy Focaccia

As my first course, I ordered the Chicken Veloute with hen of the woods mushrooms & chicken liver mousse. This is a heartier soup, thickened with flour. I've been more adventurous with chicken liver after a very positive experience at Distilled.  

  Chicken Veloute with hen of the woods mushrooms & chicken liver mousse

Chicken Veloute with hen of the woods mushrooms & chicken liver mousse

To warm up, we ordered a round of Zacapa Hot Toddies. Yummy!

  Zacapa Rum Hot Toddy

Zacapa Rum Hot Toddy

Since I came to the NoMad with my very popular friend Lynnette, we were greeted with something special: a treat from Eleven Madison Park (both locations have the same food & beverage director). A beautiful copper vessel came to our table holding a treat: Smoked Sturgeon Sabayon with Chive Oil Presented in Chicken Eggs! Absolutely heaven in a bite. 

  A throwback treat to Eleven Madison Park

A throwback treat to Eleven Madison Park

  MAGIC

MAGIC

   Smoked Sturgeon Sabayon with Chive Oil Presented in Chicken E ggs

Smoked Sturgeon Sabayon with Chive Oil Presented in Chicken Eggs

I still haven't managed to enjoy the legendary Chicken for Two, but I was told the Chicken Burger was a good substitute. The Chicken Burger is served on Brioche with Foie Gras & Black Truffle Mayonnaise. Also, don't forget the pickles & fries. It was super yummy! SO RICH. NOM!

  Chicken Burger

Chicken Burger

  Chicken Burger with Brioche, Foie Gras & Black Truffle Mayonnaise (with pickles & fries)

Chicken Burger with Brioche, Foie Gras & Black Truffle Mayonnaise (with pickles & fries)

To pair with our entrees, we got a round of Zacapa Negronis (a Zegroni). Always a good choice!

  Zacapa in a Negroni = Zegroni

Zacapa in a Negroni = Zegroni

Finally, to finish, we shared the passion fruit cheesecake. It was so yummy! As a coincidence, one of my dining guests, Chef Grace Ramirez, had a photo from her upcoming cookbook that exactly matched the presentation of the dessert! Great minds, right?

  Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

  Great minds think alike! 

Great minds think alike! 

I absolutely LOVE this spot and plan to come back again and again!

Cheers,

Liz