In Chicago recently on one of those perfect weather days — warm but with a little chill in the air — I met a friend for a drink and asked whether there was an outdoor bar.Blackberry Caipirissima

“Absolutely, I know the perfect place.”

I followed my friend into the Park Hyatt up to the seventh floor, through the double doors opposite the entrance to NoMI kitchen and onto a secluded terrace overlooking the city. NoMI Garden offers nibbles and pricy libations.

I sampled a tasty Blackberry Caipirissima ($14) with Flor de Caña, Demerara and angostura bitters as we soaked in the view and fresh air. I highly suggest this outdoor secluded haven when the weather cooperates.

– bonnie

NoMI Garden
800 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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