Historic Allegheny Mountains resort to celebrate the unique flavors, craft beer and wine of the “Old Dominion”

Hot Springs, Va. (Aug. 5, 2015) – Foodies craving the ultimate culinary experience with flavors true to the state of Virginia are invited to attend the fourth annual Taste of the Region at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Taking place on the Casino Lawn of the legendary resort on Saturday, August 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., the event will include an evening of delectable food, wine and beer tastings.

Event attendees will choose from a menu specially prepared and locally sourced for Taste of the Region 2015 — all while enjoying the stunning backdrop of mountain beauty and live music performed by Virginia’s very own Cedar Creek Band. Menu highlights include:

Highland County Pure and Simple Lamb Meatballs, with a fire-roasted heirloom tomato sauce and arugula salad
Highland County Pure and Simple BBQ Lamb Riblets, with applewood-smoked corn on the cob, Homestead butter, sea salt and smoked paprika
Allegheny Trout Escabeche and Smoked Trout, with Homestead oven crostini, pickled fennel and toy box tomato salad
Riven Rock Beltie Burger Sliders, with pimento cheese and bacon
Rock Barn Kielbasa Corn Dogs, with Jake’s Spicy Honey Mustard
Grilled Harvest Vegetables, with lemon garlic aioli, olive oil, Virginia Vinegar Works and malted vinegar jus
Homestead Donut Holes in banana, chocolate, cinnamon and sugar

Attendees can complement these dishes with carefully selected varietals and vintages from Virginia’s winemakers. Local winemakers pouring at Taste of the Region include Prince Michel Winery, Chateau Morrisette, Barboursville Winery and more. Local craft brewers, cider makers and distillers will showcase their libations, including Wild Wolf Brewery, Licking Hole Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery, Smooth Ambler Spirits and Catoctin Creek Distillery.

Price of admission: $55 per adult and $25 per child ages 6 to 12. Each guest will receive two drink tickets that are good for a “taste” of two featured wines, beers or spirits. Children’s price includes one ticket good for a craft soda.

Hotel rates start at $180 per night. For more information or to book a reservation at The Omni Homestead Resort, please contact (800) 838-1766 or visit http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia.

About The Omni Homestead Resort
Celebrating its 250th Anniversary in 2016, The Omni Homestead Resort is one of America's most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 2,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The Omni Homestead Resort is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, and more than 30 recreational amenities. The resort offers an expansive, luxurious spa with exclusive, adults-only spa garden and two championship golf courses including The Cascades, one of the nation's finest mountain courses. Allegheny Springs is a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, water slides, family pool and water play zone. The resort also offers the South's first downhill ski area; a beautiful Equestrian Center with 28 stalls, visiting barn with 40 stalls and riding arena; top-rated Shooting Club with trap, skeet, sporting clays; fly-fishing; archery; falconry; off-road Segway tours; Mini Cascades, a new 18-hole miniature golf course and a wealth of other recreational attractions. The Homestead became part of Omni Hotels & Resorts on July 1, 2013.

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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