Travel the world in just one bite with omni hotels & resorts’ new simply street food menu

Guests Benefit When Chefs Compete in this New Chapter of the Hotel Brand’s Innovative “Flavors of the World” Program

IRVING, Texas (January 8, 2013) – Omni Hotels & Resorts once again showcases the talent of its versatile chefs with the debut of its new “Simply Street Food” menu, which spotlights the best street foods from Boston to Brazil to Omni guests nationwide. Built upon its history of pushing the envelope on traditional hotel dining, Omni Hotels has deliciously embraced the vibrant culinary trend of global street food with its new menu. 

This year, Omni Hotels & Resorts has paired up with chefs from partnering Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) properties for a competition to create a dish that celebrates an authentic street food from their home region. More than 160 dishes were submitted by chefs from 56 countries. Ultimately, six dishes were selected to be featured on the Simply Street Food menu – three dishes from Omni chefs, and three from GHA member chefs. 

“Each year Omni invites our culinary team to circle the globe through our Flavors of the World program, to experience unique regional flavors first-hand and find new inspiration to create a menu that is both innovative and appealing for the modern American table,” said Stephen Rosenstock, senior vice president of food and beverage for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “By partnering with Global Hotel Alliance chefs, we are able to offer our guests authentic cuisine from the Middle East to Asia to the Americas, drawing from our GHA network.” 

The Simply Street Food menu is an extension of Omni’s groundbreaking “Flavors of the World” culinary arts initiative, which has explored the wine, food and cultures of different destinations around the world. The deliciously-diverse Simply Street Food menu will be available in Omni Hotels & Resorts bars and lounges from January 2013 to March 2013. 

The featured dishes are:

Famous Peddler’s Char Kway Teow 

Chef Andy Oh, Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore 

Short Rib and Vermont Cheddar Sandwich 

Chef Gerard Tice, Omni Parker House 

Chicken Musakhan Sandwich 

Chef Moh’d Alla Alaham, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi 

Citrus Ancho Braised Lamb Tostado 

Chef Scott Mole, Omni Bedford Springs 

Duck Empanada with Smoked Tomato Mayonnaise 

Chef Gene Moss, Omni La Mansion 

Acarajé de Orixá 

Chef Josemar Passos, Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte in Bahia, Brazil 

For the past eight years, Omni chefs have dazzled guests and enriched their own skills by driving contemporary menu innovation across the entire Omni Hotels & Resorts system. Through the Flavors of the World program, Omni chefs have personally explored tastes and traditions from a variety of culinary cultures, including Italy, Chile, Spain, Argentina and France, and brought those indigenous flavors and signature dishes back for Omni guests to enjoy. 

“As the Flavors of the World program continues to evolve, we look forward to offering our guests the excitement of new culinary discoveries that only Omni chefs can create – be it in the bars, signature restaurants, or banquet service,” said Rosenstock. 

For more information, watch the Simply Street Food video by clicking here. Guests may also visit omnihotels.comor call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers or media can follow Omni at


Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 50 distinct 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 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 award-winning, 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 or call 1-800-The-Omni

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