Omni Hotels & Resorts unveiled a new “Simply Street Food” menu, which spotlights the best street foods across the globe, from Boston to Brazil to reach Omni guests nationwide.  Built upon its history of pushing the envelope on traditional hotel dining, Omni Hotels embraced the culinary trend of global street food with its new menu – unique to hotels and chain restaurants alike.

This year, Omni paired up with chefs from partnering Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) properties for a competition to create dishes that celebrates authentic street food from their home region.  More than 160 dishes were submitted by chefs from 56 countries. Ultimately, six dishes were selected to be featured on the Simply Street Food menu.

Below are the winning dishes & links to their recipes.

Acarajé de Orixá

Chef Josemar Passos, Tivoli Ecoresort Praiai do Forte



Citrus Ancho Braised Lamb Tostado

Chef Scott Mole, Omni Bedford Springs Resort



Famous Peddler’s Char Kway Teow

Chef Andy Oh, Pan Pacific Orchard 



Chicken Musakhan Sandwich

Chef Moh’d Alaa Allaham, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi



Duck Empanada with Smoked Tomato Mayonnaise

Chef Gene Moss, Omni La Mansion del Rio



Short Rib & Vermont Cheddar Sandwich

Chef Gerald Tice, Omni Parker House


The Simply Street Food menu is an extension of Omni’s groundbreaking “Flavors of the World” culinary initiative, which has explored the wine, food and cultures of different destinations around the world. Omni chefs have personally explored tastes and traditions from a variety of culinary cultures, including Italy, Chile, Spain, Argentina and France, and brought those indigenous flavors and signature dishes back for Omni guests to enjoy.

The Simply Street Food menu is now available in Omni Hotels & Resorts bars and lounges from January 2013 to March 2013.

Photos courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts