TASTE THE LOCAL "FLAVORS OF TEXAS" AT OMNI HOTELS ACROSS THE STATE

IRVING, TX (October 14, 2009) – This fall, Omni Hotels across Texas are giving guests and locals alike the opportunity to experience the genuine local fare of the Lone Star State reinvented by Omni Hotels’ chefs. From October 15th through December 30th, the Texas-based brand will offer menus featuring the “Flavors of Texas ,” ranging from the authentic yet upscale Bison Chili with Grilled Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, Dr Pepper Braised Short Ribs served with Burnt Corn Pudding and Free Range Chicken in a Whiskey BBQ Sauce to Gulf Coast favorites including Texas Surf & Turf with Chili-Rubbed Shrimp and Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin.

The specialty menu features food products grown and/or made in Texas, by Texans and includes brands such as: in Dallas, Pure Luck Goat Farm & Dairy in Dripping Springs and the Veldhuizen Family Farm in Dublin; grass-fed meats from Thunder Heart Bison in Carrizo Springs and L & M Ranch near Floresville; and Buddy's Natural Chicken in Gonzales County.

“The scope and rich diversity of the Texas terrain creates an abundance of exceptional local products and purveyors. The depth of Texas’s culinary scene and the inventive spirit of Texas chefs mixed with these local ingredients culminate in a wonderfully flavorful and distinctive menu,” said Stephen Rosenstock, senior vice president of food and beverage for Omni Hotels. “We are thrilled to be bringing our take on these flavors during the fall harvest season with amazing steaks, spicy chili, delicious cheeses and decadent desserts.”

Starters on the “Flavors of Texas” menu include Southern Fried Quail, Pot Roast Empanadas and Blue Crab & Shrimp Enchiladas as well as Bison Chili, Tortilla Soup and Texas Farmstead Cheese Plates. Additional entrées include Texas Redfish and Cowboy Ribeye. Omni is also enticing guests with a delectable dessert menu of Chocolate Pecan Pie with Fresh Cream and Caramelized Strawberries and a Brown Sugar & Apple Tart served with Whipped Goat Cheese. 

Regional Texas wines, beers and spirits, such as Llano Estacado Shiraz, Shiner Holiday Cheer Beer and Dripping Springs Vodka, will also be available to pair with these savory dishes, in addition to signature specialty cocktails also available in all bars and lounges, including:

Guests can also experience a unique Lone Star getaway with an exclusive “Flavors of Texas”  culinary immersion weekend, available on Saturday, November 14th, at select locations across the state. The package includes luxury accommodations, a bottle of Llano Estacado wine and Farmstead Cheese Plate welcome gift, a private afternoon cooking class with the executive chef from the “Flavors of Texas” menu, recipes, breakfast on Sunday and more. Prices are based on double occupancy and range from $185 to $245 for the Saturday night stay. Rates do not include taxes, and the package is subject to availability. Details, terms and conditions are available at omnihotels.com or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI.

ABOUT OMNI HOTELS 

Omni Hotels creates compelling, memorable guest experiences at 45 luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each location features four-diamond services, including award-winning signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique fitness options. Omni’s mission for total customer service is further supported by its “Power of One” program that empowers associates to make on-the-spot decisions to meet or exceed guest expectations. Guests can locate hotels and book accommodations by visiting www.omnihotels.com or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI.

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