As the holiday season sparkles and shines, certain foods, beverages, and flavors fill the table. For a few weeks a year, certain beverages have a sweeter sip, particular foods are more satisfying, and everyone just seems to enjoy more eating satisfaction. At Omni Hotels and Resorts, these special hot chocolate recipes are Stirring Up Nostalgia one mug at a time.
This year, Omni Hotels and Resorts have partnered with Famed spice master, Lior Lev Sercarz of New York City’s La Boîte and “Chopped: Sweets” winner and Omni Executive Pastry Chef Leen Nunn to celebrate the particular deliciousness of perfected crafted hot chocolate recipes. Even though some home cooks might simply pour a package into that cup, those simplistic drinks can be transformed into so much more. As seen with these special offerings, nuanced flavors invite guests to linger over that will mug.
The Stirring Up Nostalgia very hot chocolate menu is available now through January 31. While each offering is unique, the bespoke recipes appeal to the person who just wants to indulge as well as the elevated palate. In some ways, this offering proves the universality that hot chocolate celebrates.
As part of the special offering, guests can add some “Merry Add-Ons” to their beverage. While some flavor combinations might be classics, others will push guests to seen beyond the traditional.
The hot chocolate quality recipes “Merry Add-Ons” include:
Building on the signature blend of cinnamon, clove, and cardamom from Chef Lior, this drink has a little secret kick that reveals itself after that first sip. It is approachable yet slightly more elevated than traditional.
This recipe varies depending on the hotel or resort. Using local and regional ingredients, the beverage is a nod to the area. For those visitors who want to celebrate the area, this option is the best choice.
Since sweet dreams often fill the holiday spirit, this hot chocolate piles on the sugary goodness. Topped with a teddy bear shaped gourmet marshmallow, it might be too cute to enjoy.
Sometimes adults might want a special splash in that mug. This version adds guests’ choice of Baileys , Kahlúa , Crème de Menthe, Peppermint Schnapps, or Dark Rum to make the spirit even more festive.
For those who want a little extra boost with their hot chocolate, this particular recipe blends the hot chocolate with fair trade espresso. It is the perfect balance for the coffee and chocolate lover.
While prices may vary, the hot chocolates are around $7. They are available to both guests and locals at participating Omni Hotels plus Resorts.