Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Park Hyatt Washington, DC to Host an Afternoon of Rare Tea Masters of Food & Wine Event

From our friends at Park Hyatt Washington, DC...

Park Hyatt Washington, DC will host a Winter 2016 Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine, a seasonal culinary & beverage experience on Saturday, December 17. This culinary gathering salutes the ingredients, flavors, and talents of local chefs, regional artisans and sommeliers and will take place in the semi-private Mezzanine Loft, which serves as a gallery space for a curated selection of art from The Phillips Collection. Guests will join Tea Specialist Christian Eck for an exploration of rare teas available in Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Cellar including traditionally prepared Matcha, 1978 Vintage Reserve Cave-Aged Pu-erh, Monkey-Picked Golden Oolong, Royal Snowflakes, White Star of China, and Moonlight Litchi Blossom. Priced at $85 per person, which includes a tasting of five teas paired with lite bites to complement the unique taste and profile of each tea.

Pork-Shrimp and Vegetable Dumplings with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Tea Smoked Duck with Currant Chutney and Walnut-Raisin Crouton

Palate Cleanser
Ice Cream made from “Into The Wilds of Greece.”

Royal Snowflakes Pot De Crème, Strawberries, White Chocolate

Cotton Soft Cheesecake, White Star of China Streusel
& Moonlight Litchi Blossom Ice Cream

Christian Eck has a lifetime appreciation for anything ‘liquid’ - whether it be alcoholic, or non-alcoholic. This interest has led Eck to complete numerous courses including one led by Great Falls Tea Garden, Virginia. As well as being Blue Duck Tavern’s Tea Specialist, he is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Eck is available to share with guests the history, flavor, chemistry and cultural significance of their chosen tea, providing the perfect teatime experience.

Park Hyatt Washington, DC
Mezzanine Loft
1201 24th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling (202) 419-6620 or emailing

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About Park Hyatt Washington:
Park Hyatt Washington combines dynamic modernism with classic American style. Located in the fashionable West End Georgetown neighborhood, near Embassy Row and the Smithsonian Museums, Park Hyatt Washington affords guests convenient access to shopping, dining, and cultural attractions of the nation’s capital. With 216 guestrooms and suites, a Tea Cellar offering rare and vintage tea selections, and an intimate Spa Room, Park Hyatt Washington provides a truly unique experience. The hotel is home to the award-winning restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern, an elegant neighborhood tavern offering menu selections focusing on the freshest ingredients available from regional purveyors. Park Hyatt Washington offers flexible meeting and event space, The Gallery, with seasonal catering by Executive Chef Franck Loquet. To make a reservation for Park Hyatt Washington in the U.S. or Canada, please call +1 (800) 778-7477 or visit