Nordstrom Restaurants

To celebrate our newest store opening—September 18 in Vancouver, Canada—we’re showcasing some of our (and your) favorite dishes and recipes that will be coming soon to our 119th store.

Miso Glazed Black Cod Recipe with Sake Marinade from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

We hope you’ll try cooking with miso at home. The Japanese fermented soybean paste opens up worlds. For example this fall, find us mixing miso with butter and coating sheets of vegetables before roasting them. If not on the daily, at least once a week.

To the matter at hand: this cod and dumpling creation from our Bar Verde is a showstopper. And trust us, it’s doable.

Read on for the recipe and to see blog star Jeff Powell finesse this dish step by step in his home kitchen.

–Andrew Matson

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To commemorate the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, I asked our restaurants team to show me the way to a great mint julep recipe. They left me in the capable hands of Dan Yeisley, the manager at our newest bar, Habitant. Digging up recipes from way back in the 18th and 19th centuries, he resurrected an old twist for this classic cocktail: gin.

Not to upset the entire state of Tennessee and bourbon lovers everywhere, he explained that the earliest recipes on record call for any variety of liquors–most often Cognac, brandy, gin or whiskey. After seeing that one of them also called for peach-flavored liqueur, he knew he’d found a winning combo.

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe with Gin and Peach Liqueur from Nordstrom; photo by Jeff Powell.

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For the final weekend of Anniversary Sale, we’re partnering with on-call car service Uber to give Nordstrom customers a sweet deal on rides to or from your local store.

– New Uber users, use promo code NORDSTROM to save up to $20 –
– Existing Uber users, use promo code NSALE to save 10% –

Don’t know what Uber is? It’s basically a luxury chauffeur available in cities across the US, from Seattle to Atlanta, San Fran to Boston, and tons in between. Oh—and there’s an app for that.

We’re seeing this as your dapper designated driver for a weekend of style (and savings)—whether you’re pre-func’ing at your pad before an afternoon at the sale, or celebrating your successful haul of killer Fall finds with drinks at a Nordstrom Grill. But hey, to each his own. See details here.

 

3 DAYS LEFT! SHOP: MEN’S ANNIVERSARY SALE

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Here’s another great recipe from our friends on the Nordstrom Restaurant team. For the long weekend ahead, we wanted a next-level flavor sensation for all you outdoor grillers out there, whose sophisticated palates are ready to transcend standard-issue frozen dogs and hockey-puck patties. Introducing Char Siu Pork Chops.

So stock up on oyster sauce, five-spice and fresh chops on the way home from work—and prepare to knock your friends’ star-spangled Vans off with your BBQ prowess this weekend. (Oh, and don’t forget ice for your Igloo and plenty of thirst-quenching beverages. We’re thinking this meal would go equally well with Bud Light, Tsingtao, or your favorite high-brow canned brew.)

 


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Nordstrom cookbooks are available
upon request at Nordstrom Restaurant locations.

 

[Excerpted from the Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook. Photo by Noel Barnhurst.]

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Husbands, sons, and devoted baby-dads: You’ve already got your Mother’s Day gifts in the bag, right? RIGHT?!? The big day is this Sunday, but don’t worry if you’re behind schedule. Get an idea of last-minute gifts you can pick up at your nearest Nordstrom store here: Gifts for Mom; and you can always have a Nordstrom e-Gift Card zapped to your inbox in a matter of hours. (Within four hours, to be exact. Keep that one in mind for birthday and anniversary emergencies, too.)

Material gestures aside, that thing they say is true: It’s the thought that counts. With that in mind, we tapped our very own Nordstrom Restaurant team for a breakfast-in-bed recipe guaranteed to impress.

Bonus tips: Sneak out of bed early (set that alarm, sir), accentuate your gourmet griddle-action with black coffee and stiff mimosas, add a sappy card hand-made by you and the kiddos—and you’re sure to be remembered as the best husband in history.

 


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For more great recipes, shop: Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook

Our Nordstrom Flavors Cookbook, which includes the recipe above,
is also available upon request at Nordstrom Restaurant locations.

 
 

[Photo by Noel Barnhurst.]

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Crumbled chips and canned queso dip? Never again. Whether you’ve got a vested interest in 49ers vs. Ravens (we’re holding out for a Seahawks Super Bowl in 2014), or you’re just in it for the commercials, let’s all agree to raise the bar on football food.

Here’s a new recipe from our very own Nordstrom Restaurant team. This one comes from Chef Peter O’Keefe, who leads the kitchen at our Blue Stove restaurant at the Nordstrom store in Thousand Oaks, California (where the menu is small plates / tapas style—other locations include Santa Monica and Burlington, Massachusetts).

Grab the ingredients today—along with some high-end canned beers to quench the heat from the jalapeños—and tune into CBS at 3:30 PST tomorrow for Super Bowl XLVII.

 


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Want more ideas? Check out past recipe posts,
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 SHOP: NORDSTROM FAMILY TABLE COOKBOOK 

[Photo by Noel Barnhurst.]

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If you’ve never had the pleasure of dining in one of our Nordstrom Restaurants, we’ll humbly insist that you’re missing out. Featuring fresh, local ingredients, delectable dishes always made from scratch, and rotating beer and wine selections, they’re a welcome respite from shopping—but the food is honestly so good, that throngs of us make the 2-block walk from Nordstrom HQ to our Downtown Seattle store daily, just to grab lunch at the Marketplace Cafe on the 4th floor or The Grill in the Men’s Shop.

Chances are there’s a Nordstrom Restaurant at a store near you—and even if there’s not, you can replicate the experience at home with our latest cookbook, Nordstrom Family Table, featuring recipes created and compiled by Nordstrom Chefs. In honor of Thanksgiving, here’s a sample of what you’ll find inside: three holiday-friendly side dishes that are delicious, easy to make—and guaranteed to impress even your most persnickety sister-in-law this Thursday.



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[Photographs by Noel Barnhurst. These recipes and many more are available in the Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook, now available at all Nordstrom stores and online.]

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