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Eric Baldridge Appointed Executive Chef at the Omni Bretton Arms Inn
in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

BRETTON WOODS, NH (April 16, 2010) -- The Omni Mount Washington Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Baldridge as Executive Chef of the Bretton Arms Dining Room.  A California native and veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Chef Baldridge is making a return appearance to the kitchens of the all-season resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. He will oversee menu creation and culinary operations at the acclaimed dining room of the Omni Bretton Arms Inn, a restored inn dating from 1896 that is now part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

Omni Bretton Arms Inn
173 Mount Washington Road
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Baldridge has been professionally honing his culinary chops since age 15 and takes ultimate pride in recreating traditional favorites in his own contemporary style. His focus is on ingredients that are not only fresh but also reflective of the region around him. Menu items at the Bretton Arms Dining Room run the gamut from Grilled Foie Gras and Beef Tenderloin Au Poive to Seared Monk Fish and Maine Lobster. Breakfast is also served at the Dining Room, serving up inventive fare like Hawaiian French Toast with Pineapple Brioche and Banana Compote.   
“Whether it’s enhancing the flavor profile of a dish or giving a popular menu item an entirely new look, it’s the small details and refreshments that go a long way towards keeping your audience enthralled,” says Calvin Belknap, Omni Mount Washington Resort’s Executive Director of Food & Beverage. “At the resort, we like to embrace local ingredients as well as the promise of sustainability.”
Chef Baldridge’s commitment to the environment fits in seamlessly with the culture at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. In fact, Baldridge recycles used cooking oil into “biodiesel” to power his car and heat his home. “Being green does not mean giving up the things you do, just the way you do them,” he says.
Baldridge joins the Omni Mount Washington Resort from his position as Corporate Regional Chef at Centerplate, the Stamford, Connecticut-based premier food and beverage provider to the sports and entertainment industry.  Previously, he served as Executive Chef at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse and Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.  He also held positions in superb kitchens on each coast, including the Lafayette Park Hotel in San Francisco, The Williamsburg Inn at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as at The Mount Washington Hotel & Resort before it came under the Omni umbrella.
A dedicated culinary professional, Baldridge is also an active member of the American Culinary Federation and has served as Vice President of the New Hampshire chapter. 
The Omni Mount Washington Resort includes the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, a grand masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture built in 1902, and the Omni Bretton Arms Inn, a restored inn built in 1896. Renowned for its wine list, including over 30 selections available by the glass, the Dining Room at the Bretton Arms Inn was honored in 2009 with an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.   Dinner reservations can be made by calling 877-873-0626. The Dining Room is open from Wednesday through Sunday. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11am, and dinner is served from 6 to 9pm. 
For more information about the Omni Mount Washington Resort visit or call 1-800-The-Omni. 
About the Omni Mount Washington Resort
The Omni Mount Washington Resort is an all-season resort destination inNew Hampshire located at the base of Mount Washington and surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest.  In September 2009, Omni Hotels began management of the property, which is now home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, site of the International Monetary Conference of 1944, and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area.  With the completion of a $50 million refurbishment and expansion in 2009, the resort unveiled the restored 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, a new 25,000-square-foot Spa, 20,000-square-foot Conference Center, outdoor pool complex and renovated guestrooms, lobby and public spaces.  The new Bretton Woods Canopy Tour was also added to the resort’s list of amenities, which includes top-rated Alpine and Nordic skiing, 27 holes of championship golf and a full slate of additional seasonal activities.  A variety of lodging, dining and activities is offered year-round, along with many traditional and cultural events.  For more information, visit the or call 1-800-The-Omni. 


Craig Clemmer, Director of Marketing
Omni Mount Washington Resort
(603) 278.3304

Also See: CNL Lifestyle Properties Appoints Omni Hotels to Manage the Mount Washington Resort located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire / August 2009

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