Headlining new series with cocktails, cooking demonstrations & dinner

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has announced a new partnership with iHeartMedia to create “Sun, Spoon & Stars” a special culinary weekend series featuring cooking demonstrations and dining with renowned celebrity chefs. The series, to be held at the lush, 240-acre resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif., will be led by a rotating cast of culinary talent beginning with Chef Rocco DiSpirito March 6 – 8.

“We’re thrilled to announce Chef Rocco DiSpirito to charge Sun, Spoon & Stars,” said Brian Hughes, general manager Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. “Excellent F&B is a top priority for us, and being able to bring in topnotch culinary talent speaks to both our commitment and passion for world-class cuisine.”

Sun, Spoon & Stars will create unique opportunities for foodies, amateur cooks and anyone with an appetite for good food and conversation to witness renowned culinarians in their element. The premiere of the series, “A Weekend with Rocco DiSpirito,” will feature Chef DiSpirito, who was nominated three times as Best Chef: New York City by the James Beard Foundation and became nationally renowned on the NBC reality television show, “The Restaurant.” DiSpirito has also authored 11 highly acclaimed cookbooks, including three No. 1 New York Times bestsellers: Now Eat This!, Now Eat This! Diet, and most recently, The Pound a Day Diet.

“A Weekend with Rocco DiSpirito” will kick off Friday night with an exclusive cocktail reception hosted by Chef DiSpirito. The program continues on Saturday morning with an intimate cooking demonstration and Q&A session on the Sunrise Terrace. On Saturday evening, enjoy a sunset soirée with DiSpirito followed by a dinner at bluEmber, the resort’s signature restaurant, and taste a specially designed menu by bluEmber’s talented culinary team.

Make a date for the debut of Sun, Spoon & Stars at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, with a special package that includes a one-night stay in Deluxe Accommodations starting at $379. Based on double occupancy, two night minimum Friday – Sunday, Reception and Events included, tax not included.

For more information about Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa or to make reservations, please contact (760) 568-2727 or visit www.omnihotels.com/RanchoLasPalmas.