"Simmer, saute, sante" at the omni amelia island plantation

Luxury Northeast Florida Resort Welcomes Diners to Experience the Flavors of France

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (November 23, 2011) – Nestled between dune-swept beaches and lush salt marshlands, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation  invites food lovers to be whisked away with the “Flavors of France.” Celebrating French food and wine, diners explore the essence of French cuisine during a Culinary Immersion weekend complete with cooking class, wine tasting and pairing and meals inspired by the City of Lights, valid Dec. 9 - 10, starting at $223/night.

 The “Flavors of France” Culinary Immersion package includes:

  • Champagne and charcuterie upon arrival
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Three-course Flavors of France meal at the Ocean Grill
  • French cooking class with wine tasting and pairings
  • Luxurious oceanfront accommodations for two guests

 Vacationers transform into French cuisine connoisseurs, sampling Sautéed Sea Scallops prepared Provencal Style; Duck Breast with Roasted Vegetables in a Raspberry Balsamic Reduction and Steak Pommes-Frites with a Black Pepper and Cognac Sauce, available in the Lobby Lounge or at Ocean Grill. Designed to capture the senses, the authentic menu was developed after the resort’s food and beverage director, Thomas Turner, and 39 other Chef's and Food and Beverage directors embarked on an immersion trip into the vibrant city life of Paris and the beauty of the French wine country to learn about food, wine, family and most importantly the French terroir.

 Attending Palaise des Thés tea training in Paris; visiting caves at famed Champagne makerNicolas Feuillatte and winemaker Maison Champy in Burgundy; touring vineyards and participating in the harvest in the Loire Valley and Bordeaux including Domaine Pascal Jolivet, Domaine de la Perriére, Le Club Mouton Cadet, Château Belgrave and Château Cantemerle; learning about mustard preparation with Moutard Fallot and dining along the Seine River overlooking the Eiffel Tower offered an authentic experience to draw culinary inspiration from. Guests can depart with a token of France after visiting French market, Marché Burrette on-property at the Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. Named after an original French chef at the resort, the shop offers a variety of genuine French wines and fresh cheeses.

 The “Flavors of France” menu is available in the Lobby Lounge or at Ocean Grill; public must make advance reservations. Rates for the Culinary Immersion weekend, Dec. 9 - 10, start at $223/night at the oceanfront resort, do not include resort fees and taxes, are subject to availability and cannot be combined with other special offers and discounts. For more information, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni, visit omniameliaislandplantation.com  or visit Omni’s Culinary Stirrings  website.

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation 

Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive re-imagination project -- its first renovation since 1982. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the 1,350-acre plantation is recognized for offering a upscale resort experience in perfect harmony with nature. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla. The resort currently features three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 tennis courts; a large, two-tiered poolscape and beach club; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops as well as the nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including water sports, horseback riding, walking, hiking and Segway tours. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation features 249 oceanview guest rooms. The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views. 


For more information, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit the website at omniameliaislandplantation.com .

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