In celebration of the season, each Omni is offering a regionally inspired twist on classic hot cocoa paired with holiday cookies. This will be served in the Rib Room, Rib Room Bar and Touché December 1 through January 31. Details of Executive Chef Tom Wolfe’s creation, including recipe, can be found below.
Includes a warm Sugar Cookie from the Royal O’s Bakery
2 cups Almond Milk
2 cups Half & Half
½ cup Condensed Milk
¼ cup Cocoa Powder
¼ tsp Cinnamon
Scant of Nutmeg
Scant of Ground toasted Cardamom
½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
¾ cup Chocolate Chips
¼ cup Butterscotch Chips
12 each Chocolate covered espresso beans (4 per serving)
Yield: 5 servings
Place the half & half, almond milk, condensed milk in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in cocoa powder, Cinnamon, ground Cardamom, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Once the milk is warm, add half of the chocolate chips and half of the butterscotch chips, whisking until they melt into the milk.
Top with sweetened whip cream, remaining chocolate & butterscotch chips, chocolate covered espresso beans. Sprinkle ground nutmeg on top as a garnish.
In New Orleans, the days are long and the nights even longer. listening to Jazz on the streets or strolling along on the Mississippi river walk, helps you get a feel for the true spirt of the city.
On those New Orleans mornings, where time has elapsed from the prior night, The Royal Cocoa Express plays an important part of recouping your energy and warming the soul for another fun day in the “Big Easy”! A warm
cup of holiday sweet and chocolate covered coffee bean “push”, helps rid of the remnants of the night before and starts your day with plenty of soul warming energy!
Chef Tom Wolfe
Visit The Rib Room
In the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA 70140
Rib Room Bar
Sun - Thur 5:00pm-9:00pm
Fri - Sat 5:00pm- 10:00pm
Sun - Mon & Thur - Sat 11:30am-11:00pm, closed Tues & Wed
Bar is Closed for the Season-Pool is heated and will remain open along with Health Club