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meal will set a wonderful tone for the rest of the day. after indulging in the good food on property a guest may feel obligated to work off a few pounds. e full service health club features cybex weight train- ing and cardio equipment, including treadmills, recumbent and upright bikes and elliptical and cross trainers. Jogging, hiking and biking paths are also available for outdoor exercise through the prop- erty’s 1,200 acres. e mokara Spa on- site offers a multitude of treatments and relaxation programs. given all the attractions in orlando, at some point a guest may want to ven- ture out. it is six miles to walt Disney world, fourteen miles to Sea world, and sixteen miles to universal Studios. for reservations contact 800-e- omni or www.omniorlandoresort.com. syrup, and learning cooking techniques with various maple flavor profiles. maple sugar harvesting conditions re- quire freezing temperatures at night, and greater than 40 degrees during the day. in that small window of time the vast majority of the world’s maple producers, all found in the northeastern area of north america, are ready to collect na- ture’s sugar for use in a multitude of products including, of course, maple syrup. one novel use of maple syrup ex- hibited at championsgate is in cock- tails. “maple syrup is a much healthier alternative to a simple syrup,” said Kim hassarud, omni’s corporate mixologist. “it’s versatile enough that you can use it to enhance flavors in a wide range of spirits without an overpowering maple taste” she said. “you can hardly detect that it’s there.” florida is considered a tropical destination, so the discovery of fresh ways of using maple syrup among the palm trees is a pleasant surprise. carrying that level of culinary cre- ativity even farther, the breakfast buffet at trevi’s displays a remarkable variety of offerings, with six different salts from around the world being just one example. while breakfast is usually not considered a gourmet meal opportu- nity, at championsgate the day’s first 68 PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE