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The NoMad, Flatiron

The Nomad Hotel, Flatiron

Last Tuesday, I met up with Sanne for another blogger date. We decided to do lunch at The NoMad, Chef Daniel Humm’s Michelin one star restaurant. His other restaurant is the famed Eleven Madison Park, which will make your wallet weep quite a bit. The NoMad’s $29 two-course lunch is a good deal for some great food. Come here with a foodie friend!

Thank goodness we made a reservation! Every table was taken by the time 12:30pm rolled around. Our meal started with tasty, warm bread. No complaints about the service, though it seemed less attentive compared to other Michelin starred restaurants. The decor was elegant and sophisticated. Love how natural light fills the space. Don’t forget to look up…

The Nomad Hotel, Flatiron

For appetizers, I ordered the Gnocchi and Sanne ordered the Tete de Cochon. Alright, I’m going to say it… my appetizer looked prettier and more enticing. To be fair though, there’s only so much you can do to make terrine look pretty.

Gnocchi with Meredith Feta, Fava, Nepitella - Nomad

The gnocchi was artfully arranged, and the bright pops of green scream summertime. Fluffy gnocchi with a golden exterior, meredith feta, favas, and nepitella. Overall, it was a very rich dish, but the sauce and herbs offered a nice break from the heavy flavors.

Gnocchi with Meredith Feta, Fava, Nepitella - Nomad

Sanne’s appetizer was at the Tete de Cochon terrine with frisee salad, pickled veggies, pommery mustard, and miche bread. She later did a little food styling to get a nice photo.

Terrine with Mustard, Pickles, Miche

The Asparagus entree sounded appealing, but I decided not to order that since I’ve been eating so much asparagus lately thanks to our weekly CSA. Instead, I ordered the Mushroom tarte, which I thought would resemble a quiche, but it was more like a pizza with a thin, crunchy crust.

Mushroom Tarte, Ricotta, Quail Egg, Salsa Verde - Nomad

Topped with hen of the woods mushrooms, fresh ricotta, quail eggs, salsa verde, and parsley. The mushrooms were yummy, especially with the ricotta. Salsa verde seemed slightly out of place, but I think it worked here. Unfortunately, even with a fork and knife, it was messy to eat since the crust was so thin and didn’t hold the toppings that well.

Mushroom Tarte, Ricotta, Quail Egg, Salsa Verde - Nomad

Sanne ordered the Chicken Burger, which Cutie Patroller had previously recommended. Comes with a heaping pile of fries that looked perfectly crispy. According to Sanne, this burger lives up to all the hype, and it was so rich and filling, she couldn’t eat too much of it.

Chicken Burger, Pickles, Fries - Nomad

Even though we were quite full, we decided to order The NoMad’s signature dessert. Chef Daniel Humm’s Milk & Honey is such a beautiful dessert. I’ve heard from many other foodies that this is the must order dish and totally understood why the moment it was placed in front of us!

Honey & Milk, Brittle, Shortbread, Ice Cream - Nomad

Milk & Honey offers two familiar flavors in different forms. There’s the milk ice cream with honey drizzle, honey oat shortbread, dehydrated milk foam wafers, and the addictive honey brittle. Smooth, creamy, crunchy, sticky… quite an experience of different textures, while staying true to the familiar flavors of milk and honey. Anyone up for recreating this dessert at home?

Honey & Milk, Brittle, Shortbread, Ice Cream - Nomad

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Mitzie Mee
    June 30, 2015 at 11:27 am

    That dessert was amazing!! I’m so happy that we ordered it even though I was halfway into food coma at that moment.
    Really good to see you again. I’m going to miss our food adventures, when I’m back in Dubai:)

    • Reply
      wazwu
      June 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

      I’m so glad we had a chance to hang out a bunch while you’re here! Three weeks flew by so quickly. Going to miss all our foodie adventures. Come back soon! :D

  • Reply
    Linda
    June 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I’ve been here!! I love this place!! :)

    • Reply
      wazwu
      June 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      It’s a wonderful restaurant. Can’t wait to go back sometime!

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    Delicious Peace of Mind
    July 1, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Seems like a beautiful ambient. I love the abundance of natural light. Food looks delicious, but that dessert really stole the show. From your description, sounds like a very interesting texture.

    • Reply
      wazwu
      July 1, 2015 at 10:27 am

      What’s interesting is that you walk through a really dark lobby space before entering the dining room. It was kind of disorienting at first!

      That dessert was definitely the winner. I’m sure I’ll be going back for more of it. :P

  • Reply
    annie lee
    July 1, 2015 at 11:40 am

    all the dishes are so beautifully presented! i hope you girls have fun :) i’m jealous i wanna be in ny too!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      July 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Wish you were here too! :D

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