Omni Hotels & Resorts and Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) FOOD & WINE will team up for their first-ever culinary experience, FOOD & WINE Discover Rioja Weekend at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia this Fall. The exclusive experience is part of Omni Hotels & Resorts’ larger “Flavors of the World” signature culinary series that returns in October.
From September 8 – 10, 2017, package holders will celebrate Spain’s famed wine region with events that include wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, a tapas crawl and a five-course, wine-paired dinner. 2015 FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Katie Button, owner of Cúrate Tapas Bar and Nightbell restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, and FOOD & WINE's Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle, will host the weekend events.
“We are excited to partner with Omni Hotels & Resorts to bring to life Spain’s most incredible tastes and flavors at the gorgeous Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia,” said Jay Meyer, SVP Travel & Luxury, Time Inc. “The weekend aligns perfectly with our September issue which will focus on Spain’s rich and wonderful food and wine culture.”
FOOD & WINE Discover Rioja Weekend package includes:
-Accommodations for two guests for two (2) nights
-Wine samplings with Wines from Rioja
-Cooking demonstrations and tapas tasting with Celebrity Chef Katie Button, owner of Cúrate Tapas Bar and Nightbell restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina and -2015 FOOD & WINE Best New Chef
-Tapas crawl with artisan pop-ups
-Wine-paired lunch and wine seminar by FOOD & WINE Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle
-Five-course, wine-paired dinner hosted by Chef Katie Button and Ray Isle
-Rosé brunch in the Camelback presidential suite
The full weekend package for two guests costs $1,990 and is currently available for booking.
"I am thrilled to bring my passion for Spanish cuisine and flavors to the attendees of the first FOOD & WINE Discover Rioja Weekend,” said Button. “I've traveled to, and worked in, Spain for many years – this is an opportunity for me to teach and share my favorite tapas dishes, whether it’s for people discovering Spain for the first time, or for those looking to recreate their overseas adventures at home. Plus, we get to experience it in such a gorgeous setting!”
The weekend’s backdrop is the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, a luxury resort nestled near the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz. that is inspired by the sun-drenched villages of southern Spain – from romantic architecture and cobblestone walkways to lush foliage and fountains and a signature restaurant dedicated to authentic Spanish tapas and cuisine.
The package further brings to life this year’s “Flavors of the World” installment, called “Discover Rioja.” The signature culinary series – which returns for its tenth year on Oct. 1, 2017 and runs through Dec. 31, 2017 at participating properties nationwide – will celebrate the region’s food, wine and culture. Each year, “Flavors of The World” strives to educate guests about new epicurean discoveries and experiences in emerging epicurean destinations around the globe. “Discover Rioja,” in partnership with Wines from Rioja, will have a robust line-up of guest dining experiences, hotel programming and hotel packages – all of which will spotlight the Rioja region of Spain.
“It is our continued mission to bring our guests unparalleled food and beverage experiences within our hotels. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with an esteemed epicurean brand like FOOD & WINE and its talented roster of chefs and experts,” said Stephen Rosenstock, executive vice president of operations for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “The FOOD & WINE Discover Rioja Weekend will be the perfect introduction to our ‘Flavors of the World: Discover Rioja’ signature series, which will debut at properties across the country on October 1.”
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