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February 3, 2020

Superstar Chef and Humanitarian Opening Two New NoMad Restaurants

Via ThinkFoodGroup

According to Eater, “Superstar chef José Andrés is expanding his NYC footprint with two new restaurants set to open within a new Ritz-Carlton hotel that will debut in Nomad, at 1185 Broadway, at West 28th Street, in 2021.”

The Spanish-born chef will operate two signature restaurants and a rooftop lounge and will be in charge of in-room dining and the food and beverage program at the hotel’s lobby lounge.

With the Ritz Carlton Nomad construction making rapid progress—Yimby reports that the structure may top out at 580 feet as early as spring, it is likely the hotel will meet its opening date in 2021.

One of the most influential figures in Spanish food, Andres has been expanding his restaurant group since 1993 with locations such as  D.C., Beverly Hills, and Las Vegas.  The new deal announced is his first local restaurant development in New York.  Mercado Little Spain a 35,000-square-foot food hall at Hudson Yards includes three full-service restaurants, a dozen different food stalls, a dry goods market, and multiple wine, tapas, and cocktail bars.

Photo acquired through the World Central Kitchen website.

“To feed people is to offer moments of comfort and humanity, an act that’s needed more now than ever.”

Chef Andres isn’t only known for his work among affluent dinners, but is recognized for his humanitarian efforts.  His charity World Central Kitchen has been at the forefront of disaster relief in places like Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, and Houston after Hurricane Harvey. For his work, he was named Eater’s Icon of the Year in 2017.

NoMad is ready to warmly welcome a great food icon and outstanding human being to a neighborhood where we know he’ll be at home.