Now through the end of the year, Omni Hotels and Resorts is celebrating “Simmer Sauté Santé – The Flavors of France” evoking the genuine essence of French cuisine accompanied by top vintage wines, Champagne and signature cocktails. Dishes mirroring what you would typically discover in French countryside cafes or in the newest Parisian brasserie include 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. Three custom crafted cocktails incorporating Chambord in the mix are also featured.
In preparation of Simmer Saute Sante, 45 Omni staff including executive chefs and top culinary staff visited renowned vineyards, food purveyors, and landmark restaurants in France. Beginning in Paris, the full immersion grand tour included Palais des Thés tea training; visiting caves at famed Champagne maker Nicolas Feuillatte and winemaker Maison Champy in Burgundy; tours of vineyards and participation in Loire Valley and Bordeaux harvests; mustard preparation lessons with Moutarde Fallot; and a grand dinner along the Seine River overlooking the Eiffel Tower. What an
enviable training gambit!
Omni’s “Simmer Sauté Santé” package promises to offer an exclusive culinary immersion weekend to guests at select hotels and resorts including deluxe accommodations, a wine and cheese welcome, authentic cooking and wine pairing demonstrations with an Omni chef, an all-inclusive French dinner, and a thank you gift which includes aprons, French wine, recipes and a micro-planner. How’s that for capping off your vacation?
I recommend booking sooner than later to ensure your desired dates.
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