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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Omni Montelucia & FOOD & WINE: Discover Rioja Weekend Sept. 8-10

Omni Hotels & Resorts and FOOD & WINE magazine will host a three-day culinary experience devoted to the Rioja region of Spain during the Discover Rioja Weekend set for Sept. 8-10 at OmniScottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The all-inclusive weekend will include samplings of wine and cuisine from one of Spain's burgeoning regions, Rioja, with events that include tastings, a cooking demonstration, tapas crawl, and a five-course, wine-paired dinner. FOOD & WINE's Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle, Omni Montelucia Executive Chef Marcos Seville and celebrity chef Katie Button, owner of Cúrate Tapas Bar andNightbell restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, will host the weekend events.

FOOD & WINE Rioja Weekend Event Schedule Friday, September 8 7:00 p.m.: Welcome reception with cooking demonstration, tapas and wine tasting in the intimate Chef's Kitchen hosted by FOOD & WINE Editor Ray Isle and Celebrity Chef Katie Button

Saturday, September 9 11:00 a.m.: Wine-paired lunch and wine seminar hosted by FOOD & WINE Editor Ray Isle and Executive Chef Marcos Seville. 2:00 p.m.: Self-guided tapas crawl and tasting tour of pop-up food and wine shops throughout the resort. 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception 8:00 p.m.: Five-course dinner hosted at Prado, featuring celebrity chef Katie Button Sunday, September 10 9:00 a.m.: Rosé Brunch hosted by Executive Chef Marcos Seville in the Camelback Presidential Suite.

To experience the Discover Rioja Weekend, guests must book the Discover Rioja Weekend package at Omni Montelucia available for $1,990 for two guests Sept. 8-10. The package includes access to all Rioja weekend events. For reservations, visit

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