Set to open on Monday, NoMad, the highly anticipated culinary creation behind Daniel Humm and Will Guidara [respectively, executive chef/james beard nom and manager at the critically acclaimed Eleven Madison Park], has driven NYC into NoMadNess. All of the chatter on the NYTimes, Eater, GrubStreet, Zagat and beyond, has had us salivating for the “dishes that will celebrate New York… [with] a French Accent” (Humm reported to the NY Times). But recently we hit an all time high…
… Florence Fabricant teases us with these menu items:
Some starters are familiar from other menus around town: beef tartare; salmon rillettes; spaetzle with rabbit; and egg with asparagus, quinoa and Parmesan. Duck, suckling pig, halibut and scallops can follow as entrees. Mr. Humm’s pride is a beautifully bronzed chicken for two ($88), its skin crusted with brioche and layered with black truffles and foie gras. And to bring it down to earth, there is a beer, Le Poulet, that Brooklyn Brewery made expressly to match the dish.
… Nomad adds mouth-watering photos onto their website of the roasted chicken and chocolate torte.
… We learn of the integral incorporation of music to the ambience of Nomad and how the entire restaurant concept was inspired by the Rolling Stones. (From Zagat…) “The Rolling Stones come across as crazy, loud, chaotic, unplanned, but when you hear their story, you realize they’re one of the most deliberate, contemplative bands ever,” Guidara said. By that same token, “NoMad seems like the louder, looser version of Eleven Madison Park, but every single aspect is intentional.”
At I’m In The Kitchen, we have definitely joined in on the NoMadNess and cannot wait to secure our seat at the exquisitely decorated [thanks to Jacques Garcia] restaurant located at 1170 Madison Avenue at 28th st. Check out the NYTime’s slideshow here for even more pictures.
Photo Credits: The Nomad and The New York Times/Fred R Conrad.