Omni Hotels & Resorts Kicks Off 10th Installment Of ‘Flavors Of The World” Culinary Series

Launching today, Omni Hotels & Resorts begins their 10th installment of its “Flavors of the World” culinary series, as “Discover Rioja” kicks off at the luxury hotel brand’s 60 properties. This year, Omni has partnered with Wines from Rioja to highlight Northern Spain’s premier wine making region and share its undiscovered culture, wine and cuisine with guests through signature food and beverage programming brand-wide. This lavish promotion will be available now through the last day of the year.

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“With a partner as exciting as Wines from Rioja, we are thrilled to bring our guests an authentic look into the region’s rich wines, cuisine and culture,” said Stephen Rosenstock, Executive Vice President of Operations at Omni Hotels & Resorts. “From our team’s discoveries while visiting the region, to its rustic flavors and welcoming hospitality, we can truly serve our guests a taste of Rioja through our specially-curated menu and some of the best wines in the world.”

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Daven Wardynski, area executive chef at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort spearheads this Spanish-inspired menu in collaboration with Omni’s elite chef roster. The menu features a variety of pintxos (tapas), platos principales (main courses) and pasteles (desserts) with highlights including dishes indigenous to the northern region such as Patatas a la Riojana con Chorizo, Rioja-style potatoes with chorizo sausage, garlic and spicy pimentón de la Vera paprika; and Gateau Basque, Basque cake with vanilla, lemon and dried cherry.

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Popular Spanish classics are also featured such as Tortilla Española Clásica, egg torte with potato and onion; Croquetas Jamón y Manchego, creamy ham and cheese croquettes and Tempranillo Rabo de Toro Cocido con Patata “Tortilla” y Jus Natural, tempranillo braised beef with potato “tortilla” and natural braising jus.

Throughout the promotion, each participating hotel will offer a selection of wines from Rioja, in red, white and rosé varietals, in its bars and restaurants. Wine selections consist of favorites including Campo Viejo, Ontañón Rioja, and Cune Blanco.