Remember that 1/4 cup California Raisins counts as one whole fruit!
Celebrating the Holidays with California Raisins
Originating near the Mediterranean sometime around 1490 B.C., raisins predate Christmas by several centuries. It was 274 A.D. when Italian Emperor Aurelian designated December 25 for the first Nativity Feast and the colors of the Italian flag – red, white and green – became the colors of Christmas, too.
Today, observing La Festa di San Nicola on December 6, continuing throughout the month with several other feast days, and ending with La Fest dell’Epifania (Epiphany) on January 6, Italians find much to celebrate at year’s end. For them, the essence of Christmas and these holidays is family, love and food. Fanciful specialities and traditional dishes add to the festivities.
Using only the finest ingredients to create a memorable dining experience, John Geschrei believes the star ingredient at Omni Hotel’s Ambassador East Pump Room is California raisins! The AAA four diamond haven of contemporary American cuisine has a classic ambience and rich history that has been a celebrity magnet for stars, moguls, socialites and dignitaries since 1938.