Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine Seasonal Culinary Experience

Park Hyatt Washington will host Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine, a seasonal culinary experience on Saturday, January 14, 2012, saluting the ingredients, flavors, culture and talents of local chefs, regional artisans and producers, and American brewmasters and winemakers.

3:00 – 5:30 pm     In the Kitchen with Chef de Cuisine John Melfi; Blue Duck Tavern

Gather inside Blue Duck Tavern’s open kitchen, around the restaurant’s Molteni range, and assist Chef de Cuisine John Melfi as he prepares a warm and savory homemade “cassoulet” using freshly-harvested winter ingredients from Eco Friendly Farms in Moneta, VA.  Then, relax in the restaurant’s dining room while tasting the true flavors found in this hearty dish, complemented by a selection of wines from Ravines Wine Cellars in Hammondsport, New York. $175, inclusive of tax and gratuities

5:30 – 7:00 pm     Winter Tea Blend Tasting;  The Lounge’s Communal Table #1

Join Certified Tea Master Rodrick Markus, of Rare Tea Cellars, for an educational seminar of his premier winter tea blends, followed by a vertical tasting of rare Pu-erh teas, direct from Park Hyatt Washington’s unique Tea Cellar. $45, inclusive of tax and gratuities

5:30 – 7:00 pm     Local Microbrew Tasting; The Lounge’s Communal Table #2

Sample flights of locally-crafted ale from the brew masters at Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, VA, paired with seasonal jar conserves straight out of Blue Duck Tavern’s kitchen.  $45, inclusive of tax and gratuities

For additional information or to reserve a ticket, please email or call +1 202 419 6768.

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