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,”
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 omnimountwashingtonresort.com
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 omnimountwashingtonresort.com
or call 1-800-The-Omni.