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Put Your (Free) iPhone Where Your Mouth Is
The folks at Omni Hotels realize that many of you are still hungering for an Apple iPhone, and they have two cool ways to feed you this week.
First, each hotel location will be giving away a brand spanking new iPhone, and there is no purchase necessary. All you have to do to be entered in the sweepstakes is to get yourself down to our local Omni Hotel, which is located Downtown in California Plaza, and fill out an entry form--they'll be located throughout the hotel. Entries will be accepted Monday July 23 to Wednesday July 25 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the winner will be drawn by hotel manager Dan Piotrowski during a complimentary reception featuring apple treats and "apple-icious" drinks at 7 p.m. on July 25. If you can't make it down to the hotel in person, fear not--entries will also be accepted during the same time period online and a winner from all eligible online entries will be selected at 7 p.m. CT on July 25 (enter here). It never hurts to check out the official rules, either.
Okay, so you've got your name down to win the gear, but you've still got an appetite for apples. LA's Omni Hotel is home to Noé restaurant, and executive chef Glen Ishii has created an apple-inspired four-course tasting menu, which will be available for $55 during the days of the sweepstakes. And just to keep the apple/Apple vibe going, the Omni Hotel lobby will be transformed into a mini apple orchard and sweet apple treats will be served.
Here's the drool-worthy menu, which fits right in with the drool-worthy gadgetry of the iPhone: Wild Salmon Tartar with Granny Smith Apple and Ratatouille Vinaigrette, Crisped Sweetbread with Apple Celery Whipped Potatoes and Truffle Jus, Kurobuta Pork Loin with Caramelized Apple and Port Wine Gastrique, and Bavarian Cream Beggars Purse with Green Apple Gelée.
To hit up the tasting menu, nab a dinner reservation for any one of the next three nights; Noé is open for dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. And don't forget to enter the iPhone giveaway... like we needed to remind you how precious one of those Apples is. What do you think, they grow on trees or something?
Omni Hotel Los Angeles/Noé
251 South Olive Street
Photo by Jessie Barber via Flickr