Wine lovers can tell they’re in safe hands at NoMI at the Park Hyatt Chicago from the moment they open the list and glance at the wine-by-the-glass program.
It offers a brilliantly varied selection of American and European wines, from top Pfalz producer Von Buhl’s Sekt Brut and Henriot Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne NV to Caseda Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon via FX Barc Pointe d’agrumes Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
The list continues to inspire throughout, an intelligent mix of classical European and top American producers, offering plenty of diversity and interest without trying too hard to be comprehensive. Or, as the judges at the World’s Best Wine Lists 2015 put it, “This is a lovely spacious presentation of classics, with some excellent choices.”
It’s makes a fine accompaniment for the contemporary, ingredient-driven menu, featuring dishes such as olive oil roasted black bass, with three celeries, fine herbs, and marcona almond gremolata; and herb-crusted loin of venison with fiddlehead ferns, marble potatoes, white asparagus, and natural jus.