Travel the World in Just One Bite with Omni Hotel & Resorts

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
February 5, 2013

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How would you like to “Travel the World In Just One Bite?”  Sounds pretty intriguing, right?  Frank and I recently had the opportunity to “Travel the World In Just One Bite” with the new Simply Street Food Menu at the gorgeous Omni Hotel in Los Angeles, California.  Not only did we stay in a beautiful hotel with amazing customer service, but we had the opportunity to taste some fabulous dishes and cocktails with the Noe Restaurant & Bar Manager, Tyler Dow.  It was a culinary experience I will never forget!


What is this new Street Food Menu I am talking about?  I have one word to describe it – UNFORGETTABLE!  Omni Hotels & Resorts showcase the talents of its versatile chefts with the debut of its new “Simply Street Food” menu, which spotlights the best street foods from Boston to Brazil to Omni guests nationwide.

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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, only 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 will be available in Omni Hotels & Resorts bars and lounges from January 2013 through March 2013.  The featured dishes are:

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Famous Peddler’s Char Kway Teow
Chef Andy Oh, Pan Pacific Orchard in Singapore

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Short Rib and Vermont Cheddar Sandwich
Chef Gerard Tice, Omni Parker House

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Chicken Musakhan Sandwich
Chef Moh’d Alla Alaham, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

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Citrus Ancho Braised Lamb Tostado
Chef Scott Mole, Omni Bedford Springs

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Duck Empanada with Smoked Tomato Mayonnaise
Chef Gene Moss, Omni La Mansion

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

“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.

It was so hard to pick a favorite among the dishes.  Each dish had it’s own unique flavor and style, making it one of the most unique tasting experiences I’ve ever had.  Be sure to visit your local Omni Hotels & Resorts and check out the Simply Street Food Menu for yourself.

Accommodations and food were provided by Omni Hotels & Resorts to facilitate this review.
All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

10 Responses to “Travel the World in Just One Bite with Omni Hotel & Resorts”

  1. mel says:

    That hotel looks absolutely amazing! My gosh, I want to stay there when I head up to LA in the fall! I will certainly be bookmarking this for future use. Thanks.

  2. Angela says:

    This would be a fabulous weekend getaway!

  3. Danielle says:

    We absolutely love the Omni here in San Diego. It’s the perfect place to get away for a staycation. I’ll have to check out the Omni Los Angeles when we head up there.

  4. Nickida says:

    Those look so yummy. I would love the short rib sandwich

  5. Grace Hodgin says:

    How absolutely wonderful and well worth checking out for my next vacation.

  6. Wow! That looks amazing! Now I’m hungry again and i just barely ate breakfast. lol. But that food looks so outstanding! I would love to stay at that Hotel!

  7. Now that food looks amazing!! I have to admit, I do not eat at hotel restaurants often but that looks so good that I would splurge to do so!

  8. Amanda says:

    It looks so delicious! I think they variety is amazing!

  9. Heather! says:

    I watched your video review of this place. WOW!! Not a bad place to lay your head, huh? 🙂 Thanks for the review…I will definitely keep Omni in mind when I’m traveling.

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