A week ago (already), I escaped my corner of New Jersey for the evening to feel the heart of Argentina beating at the Omni Berkshire Place in New York city.
From November 2007 to February 2008, 12 Omni locations in the US offer the Sumptuous Flavors of Argentina.
Upon our arrival, we took a quick glance at the wine room and I tasted a couple of whites.
The wine program has been set up in collaboration with Wines of Argentina.
Food wise, we were treated to Blood Sausage, Sweet Bread, Chorizo, juicy Lamb Chops as well as Sashimi Tuna , Crabmeat and Chicken Empanadas and delicious Grilled Meats served with the traditional Chimichuri sauce, some of them cooked right in front of us.
Buenos Aires chef Danny Bramson made sure the real Argentinian touch was there.
This program is not just about food and wine as you can see. It is as much a cultural experience, a way to connect with the spirit of Argentina.
Omni Hotels sent the key players to Argentina so they could taste and feel this spirit as their Travel Journal attests.
The program is available in the following US locations:
Boston- Omni Parker House, Omni Chicago, Dallas - Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Denver- Omni Interlocken Resort, Omni Jacksonville, Omni Los Angeles, Omni Royal Orleans, New York- Omni Berkshire Place, Omni Orlando Resort, Pittsburgh- Omni William Penn, San Antonio- Omni La Mansion del Rio, Washington, D.C. - Omni Shoreham Hotel
I will cover the wines tasted that evening in a separate piece.
More from Argentina: Tango and Wine, Tamari Reserva Malbec 2005