Some places are just plain cool. We don't usually think of them as being in hotels, but forget that NoMa Social is in the Radisson (well, unless you want a room) and step in. I was here two restaurants ago and it was already intrinsically cool; must be the feng shui. It turns into a dance club late at night. And I'm sorry to say this, but cool can be in short supply around here, No of Ma (north of Manhattan).
But you're here for other reasons—and if you've been here, you know that one of them is the drinks. For cold weather, try some of the killer new specials: a S’mores martini that’s lit on fire, a Pumpkin Pie martini that you're not gonna find at Starbucks, or Coquito, a Puerto Rican eggnog-like drink from the mixologist's family recipe—they’ve got a big vat of it going in back. If you're watching your holiday waistline, the “skinny” drinks will set you back only 150 calories; for other priorities, there’s the infamous Panties Off. And here’s a deal: their new 4 x 4 weeknight happy hour at the bar features four choices of wine, cocktails, beer, and tapas for $4 each from 4 to 8 pm.
To go with, foodies will never go hungry or bored, and Chef Bill Rosenberg has added some new dishes to the cosmopolitan, tapas-centric menu. Flavorful butternut squash soup benefits from a pop of floating fresh cranberry and crushed ginger snaps. Blue-crab-stuffed piquillo pepper with lemon pepper aioli and baby arugula is delicious and refreshing (I came back and had it again); crispy baby artichokes with basil mayo will make you forget your table manners. Add a little aioli-slicked tosta topped with sobrasada and a runny quail egg and you’re in Spain. For something more substantial, fresh potato gnocchi with long-braised Painted Hills beef cheeks, wild mushrooms, and Coca Cola Rioja guazzetto, topped with fresh ricotta, will warm you up, all elements holding their own and uniting in the sauce. And for a fun ending: a banana-Nutella dessert empanada with cinnamon ice cream.
Article by WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE
S’mores Martini and Pumpkin Pie Martini at NoMa Social
"Don’t ask me to choose between these—I couldn’t possibly. Will it be the S’mores martini, rimmed with chocolate and crushed graham crackers, garnished with a marshmallow set aflame before your eyes? With s’mores vodka, Godiva milk and white chocolate liqueurs, and swirls of chocolate sauce? Or will it be the Pumpkin Pie Martini: rimmed with whipped cream and crushed sugar cookies, with vanilla vodka, pumpkin spice and white chocolate liqueurs, cream, nutmeg, and cinnamon shaved on top? Yes."
Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is heading to New Rochelle on June 5 to host the Annual Poolside Summer Bash event at NoMa Social (1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, 914-576-4141,www.nomasocial.com).
The self-proclaimed "Queen of all Media," Hilton follows in the footsteps of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Barney, who held a bachelorette party at NoMa last month. Barney's event featured music, an open bar with specialty drinks, Mediterranean tapas by NoMa executive chef Bill Rosenberg, gift bags and party favors.
"It was phenomenal," said Robyn Santiago, a spokewoman for both NoMa events. "People had a great time. And we expected it to be great press-wise, but we didn't expect it to be as unbelievable as it was."
A launch party to promote the Viva Diva wine and cocktail line, Hilton's event is expected to include complimentary cocktails with paid admission, a pasta station, tapas and a celebrity DJ — next to NoMa's pool.
The Annual Poolside Summer Bash will run from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $50 apiece and only 300 such tickets will be available; VIP packages, which include gift bags and a meet-and-greet with Hilton, are $100 apiece, with only 100 packages available. All tickets can be purchased at www.vivabrandsusa.com/events.html.
On February 27th, NoMa Social in New Rochelle will be hosting Tamra Barney's bachelorette party.Come celebrate with Tamra's bachelorette party with us! This will be the first time any Orange County housewife appears in Westchester, NY. NoMa Social will be hosting this event with a 3 hour of endless mediterranean tapas, and open bar.
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Specialty cocktails will be provided by Cuca Fresca Cachaca
Gift bags & party favors will be given to all attendees.
VLS will be launching their new collection of flats!
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