Depending on who you ask, I’m either in NYC a lot or not very much at all. It’s definitely been an adjustment for me having a home again after living as a nomad for so many years, never staying in one place for long. But as I chronicled here on the blog last year, I made a home in NYC for love and I am not sorry that I have. One of the things that’s been really nice about it, is having someone to have adventures with now. Danté and I try to keep exploring no matter whether it’s a big or small adventure. No matter whether at home, or abroad. So our latest adventure here in NYC was going out to brunch at The Nomad Hotel…It’s a classic property that’s very historic and so smartly re-designed. From the minute you walk in the door, you’re transported far away from the insanity of the steel and concrete city outside the front doors. It feels vaguely Asian, but without feeling too “themed.” It’s also in a neighborhood that is, just in my opinion, anything but restful. Which makes the transition once you’ve entered even more apparent, and welcome.
Danté and I both have a huge fondness for the Bloody Mary, NYC’s classic brunch cocktail. You might even say we’re obsessed with finding the perfect version of the Bloody Mary. Lately, we’ve been trying them in more and more places and I will be chronicling that search here.
Unfortunately, The Nomad does not have the perfect Bloody Mary. They do have a menu with four different versions to choose from (including the Canadian style with a seafood element) which I gave them bonus points for. However, there is way to much pepper in their mixes for my taste so I would not order a Bloody at The Nomad again.
I would return for brunch! It was quite delicious!
We shared the 1) bacon, potato, cheese and stone ground mustard flatbread, 2) the shoestring fries and 3) the pastry plate.
When I asked why the Bloody Mary had so much pepper in it, and requested that another be made without only if possible — which it wasn’t…..I was brought instead a very good glass of French Muscadet that was a truly satisfying substation. It was the perfect accompaniment to our meal and I thought the service behind the entire exchange was beyond reproach. They ended up only charging us for one drink.
Perhaps the best part of the afternoon was wandering the property so we could photograph their incredible historic staircase and enjoy a cocktail in their library bar. (These staircase photos were taken by Danté and I would love to have them printed and framed in our apartment.)
My photos in this post were taken with my new Samsung NX3000, which I received from them for the purposes of review as part of their Imagelogger program. Otherwise, this experience was not sponsored in any way.