Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Cellar Offers a New Tableside Three-Course Tea Menu for Sunday Indulging

Emperor's Himalayan Lavender Tea

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

Park Hyatt Washington celebrates the return of fall with a new three-course tableside tea service, for a luxurious afternoon activity in the Tea Cellar. The Tea Menu offers savory bites, pastries, scones with house-made jams, and is available exclusively on Sunday afternoons, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. It's priced at $55 per adult and $30 per child, between six and 12 years of age (tax and gratuity not included) and includes a freshly brewed pot of tea from the tea menu. Guests can order additional pots of tea with prices ranging from $8 to $300.

The seasonal tea menu is crafted by Park Hyatt Washington and Blue Duck Tavern’s culinary team, Executive Chef Franck Loquet, Events Chef de Cuisine Andrew Kelminsky, and Tea Expert Christian Eck. Guests can enjoy a three-course selection of teatime offerings, featuring seasonal delights including Scones, Muffins, and Croissants, served with lemon curd, raspberry jam and Devonshire cream, followed by savory items such as Lemon Pepper Macaroons with smoked salmon and grapefruit; Roast Beef with horseradish and watercress, served on a brioche bun; Trout Rillette with pickled vegetables, Roquefort Quiche with caramelized fig, and a Cabbage Wrap of curry chicken salad. For the perfect ending, guests will indulge in sweets such as Seasonal Fruit Tart; Chocolate Bonbon or Truffle; Macaroon; Religieuse, and Opera CakeEach menu item is subject to change weekly based on ingredients availability, and seasonality.

Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Cellar is home to one of the most unique and expansive collections of tea in the United States, with over 37 rare and limited-production, single-estates teas. Featuring teas from remote regions of China, Japan, Sri Lanka and the Himalayas, as well as herbal selections from Egypt, France and Argentina, the Tea Cellar’s sophisticated offerings introduce guests to the highest quality of tea, similar to the level of flavor and complexity of fine wines. The tea experience includes Herbals and Tisanes such as Chamomile, Lemongrass Wild Rose, Emperor’s Himalayan Lavender, Mint, Fields of France Rooibos, Mallorca and Yerba Mate. Blooming Teas include Moonlight Jasmine Blossom. White Tea offerings include Darjeeling. Chinese Green Tea offerings include Blood Orange Green, Organic Dragonwell, Japanese Green Tea Jasmine Beauty Pearls and Gyokuro. Oolong Teas include Magnolia Blossom Oolong and Freak of Nature Oolong. Pu-Erh Teas including the 1999 Vintage Pu-Erh Toucha, and finally Black Teas include Extra Regal Earl Grey, Decaf English, Organic English Breakfast, First Flush Darjeeling, Bourbon Vanilla Chai, Barrel Aged Forbidden Forest, Lapsang Souchon, and Royal Keemun. The Tea Cellar showcases a glass tea humidor to age and store vintage tea, in addition to a lit display of tea blossoms that flower when steeped in water.

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’s tea menu is available on Sunday afternoons, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM, from October 2 through May 7, 2017. To make a reservation for afternoon tea or to host an intimate gathering, please call (202) 419-6755 or visit www.parkhyattwashington.com.

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 www.parkhyattwashington.com.