BY ANDREA BOSCO
PHOTOGRAPH FROM OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS
Start prepping your palate for new cocktails at the Omni William Penn Hotel and Omni Bedford Springs Resort! Omni Hotels & Resorts is going back to basics with old classics like the Moscow Mule and Rye Manhattan, and playing with drink recipes specific to the region using local ingredients. Beverage Mixologist Kim Haasarud has curated a list of libations where guests can select from “Stirred Not Shaken” Martinis, “Whiskey or Rye” Manhattans, and “With or Without Salt” Margaritas. Each Omni property offers four cocktails tailored to each destination, too. For example, on the menu in the Northeast is a Salted Gin Gimlet, a Mr. John Collins, a Black Walnut Old Fashioned, and a Blackberry Whiskey Sour. This month, the drink menu also features an extensive wine list from Washington State. Experience a spotlight of wines now through May 31 as part of Taste Washington, an annual month-long celebration. The food pairing includes handmade Washington cheeses served with fig jam, honey, and olives; Dungeness crab fritters; Dungeness crab and snap pea soup; apple and fennel salad; roasted salmon served with wild mushrooms; and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. We’re sold!
Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. 412.281.7100. omnihotels.com/pittsburgh.
Omni Bedford Springs, 2138 Business 220, Bedford. 814.623.8100. omnihotels.com/bedford.