Los Sabores de Argentina . Omni Hotels
I wouldn’t consider traveling 10 miles to a suburban Omni Hotel to be an exotic experience. If traveling on business I certainly wouldn’t decline a night at an Omni, but large corporate hotels generally aren’t my taste.
When I read about Omni Hotel’s “Discover Argentina” package I skeptically thought, “yeah as authentic as a visit to a gated Mexican time share.” But I checked out the details and menu and it actually looks quite interesting. Is it possible for U.S. chefs to recreate the culinary experiences of Argentina? If you’re looking for a weekend getaway in or near your home check out your nearest Omni. It may be the best place topside of the equator for tasty meat filled empanada.
If anyone has experienced this package or has plans to I’d love a review.
In September approximately 40 of Omni’s executive chefs and food and beverage professionals visited Buenos Aires and Mendoza to learn the traditions of Argentinean cooking, wine and culture. Omni Hotels’ professionals visited more than 14 wineries in Argentina to gain first-hand knowledge from grape growers and wine makers and then hand selected the wines guests would experience as part of the program. The Sumptuous Flavors of Argentina was arranged in partnership with Wines of Argentina, a body that works with more than 100 wineries spread across every region of the country and that represents 95 percent of Argentinean wine exports. This marks the fifth in an annual series of Omni Hotels’ Flavors of the World programs, designed to expose its chefs to various world cuisines in order to create unique global offerings for its guests. Past Flavors of the World programs included foods and wines from Spain, Chile and Italy.