SUMMER IS SERVED AT THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN

New culinary adventures, events, and specials kick off the season in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

June 11, 2015 (Asheville, N.C.) - A dining destination all its own amid one of the strongest and most innovative culinary scenes in the country, The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. is serving up new seasonal dining menus, adventures and events through the season.

The Inn boasts 10 restaurants and lounges, from Blue Ridge serving creative farm-to-table Southern cuisine to French and American cuisine paired with Old World wines at Vue 1913. The property’s newest addition, Edison, offers Southern comfort food with a local twist that will delight foodies of all ages.

This summer, the property invites travelers to savor the following experiences:

“Find” Dining from the Blue Ridge Mountains
Sample a new way of “going out to eat” with The Omni Grove Park Inn’s Culinary Hiking Excursion, which offers guests the opportunity to forage their own ingredients for a truly locally-sourced meal. Created in partnership with No Taste Like Home, an Asheville-based purveyor of culinary travel programming and events, the immersive adventure offers epicurean-minded travelers the chance to hand-pick their own produce in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a highly trained guide in search of edible wild plants, mushrooms and more. Participants will find plenty of items to take back with them, including mushrooms such as chanterelles, hen of the woods and leatherback milk cap, and plants like autumn olive, black walnut, Japanese knotweed and serviceberry. After foragers have gathered a sampling of wild foods, the talented culinary team at Vue 1913 transforms the finds of the day into deliciously innovative dishes. Cost: $75 per person. Guests are advised to make dinner reservations at Vue 1913 along with booking the foraging tour. This new activity is available through the fall season.

Party Like it’s 1913
Celebrate the 102nd anniversary of The Omni Grove Park Inn with the 1913 Commemorative Dinner at Vue 1913. Scheduled for Sunday, July 12, the first annual dinner will offer a modern day adaptation of the hotel’s 1913 dinner menu. Chef de Cuisine James Lumley will feature a five-course dinner drawing from the original menu items, including a consommé, a broiled fish and roasted Prime Rib. Paying homage to the early twentieth-century theme, the Inn is encouraging guests to dress in their best dinner wear. Dinner cost: $75 per person. Jackets required. Reservations can be made now by calling 800.438.5800.

An Un-Bee-Lievable Summer
Asheville is buzzing with new honey-inspired pool menu options at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Taste sweet and savory bites, such as Honey Roasted Chicken with grilled apple and pine nuts and the Inn’s Honey Lacquered Grilled Shrimp Skewers. In addition, travelers can sip “liquid gold”-infused cocktails, including Wildflower Lemonade made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey and the Honey Grapefruit Crush featuring locally sourced honey water. The honey-inspired offerings will be available all summer long at the resort pool. Cocktails from $13, bites from $4-13

To fully experience The Omni Grove Park Inn’s newest culinary offerings, book the Linger Longer Package. The promotion offers deluxe accommodations with 10 percent off a one-night stay, 15 percent off a two-night stay, or 20 percent off a three-night stay. Package rates start at $179 per night; available through September 7, 2015.

About The Omni Grove Park Inn
Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains just minutes from downtown Asheville, N.C., The Omni Grove Park Inn provides a one-of-a-kind escape. The award winning 513-room resort has just undergone a $25 million renovation. Originally opened in 1913, the Inn showcases a wide range of Arts & Crafts furnishings from Stickley and Roycroft throughout guest areas, guestrooms and suites. The world-class Spa is an experience like no other, with 43,000 square feet of subterranean space and a menu of unique treatments incorporating indigenous elements. The resort's historic 18-hole Donald Ross golf course is considered among the top golf experiences in North Carolina, and the Sports Complex includes indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The Omni Grove Park Inn is well suited for meetings and events, with 25 meeting rooms and two ballrooms totaling 55,000 square feet, including the Skyline Room and Mountain View Terrace. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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