For my birthday dinner with Mr. M&P, I usually pick a fancier place. It's something special when he takes me out to a nice dinner. The NoMad has been on my go-to list for awhile now. I've been a fan of Chef Daniel Humm's cooking when I dined at Eleven Madison Park (when it was Danny Meyer owned). I wanted to experience what else he had up his sleeve.
After our little nosh was whisked away, the bread service came around. Instead of a basket of goodies to choose from, the Nomad offers a more rustic approach with foccacia bread and a knife.
And now moving on to dessert. With the both of us extremely full, we shared one dessert. But really, it was just my dessert because I picked the lemon tart ($14) with almond shortbread and ricotta ice cream. The custard was so citrusy and just the perfect sweetness. The shortbread was sweet and nutty while the ice cream was creamy and smooth. Everything just really worked well together.
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