1201 24th Street
Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. will host a Winter 2022 Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine, a seasonal culinary & beverage experience on Saturday, January 29. This culinary gathering salutes the ingredients, flavors, and talents of local chefs, regional artisans, and sommeliers. On January 29, guests will join newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Drew Allen along with Blue Duck Tavern General Manager and Sommelier Joseph Cerione, Pastry Chef Colleen Murphy, and Valrhona Executive Pastry Chef North America Guillaume Roesz, for an exploration of rich artisanal chocolates and bold wine pairings. This unique experience is priced at $150 per person, which includes a demonstration in chocolate tempering and the creation of chocolate bars followed by a tasting and lecture on couverture and chocolate pairings. This experience is followed by a reception where guests will enjoy small bites and eight different Valrhona chocolates paired with wines. Attendees will also take-home chocolates made by Chef Roesz, to pair with suggested wines to replicate the experience for their loved one this Valentine’s Day. This intimate event is limited to 20 guests and reservations are required.
Guests can look forward to featured dishes such as Pecan Praline Crémeux with vanilla opalys whipped ganache; Mara Colada Chocolate Bonbon with passion fruit inspiration; Dulcey Hazelnut Travel Cake with Dulcey ganache; Araguani Tartlet; Rohan Duck with cocoa nib, opalys parsnips and orange; Foie Brûlée with oriado, hazelnuts and figs, as well as Berkshire Pork Belly with abinao. Featured chocolates include Milk Chocolate: Amatika, Jivara, Bahibe, Azelia; Dark Chocolate: Andoa, Guanaja, Araguani, P125 Coeur de Guanaja; Raspberry Inspiration and Pecan Praline, Hazelnut Praline.
WHERE: Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.
Blue Duck Tavern Tea Cellar
1201 24th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
WHEN: Saturday, January 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The chocolate demonstration begins at 3 p.m. followed by a standing
reception at 4 p.m.
HOW: Tickets are available for purchase through the website at: https://www.exploretock.com/blueducktavern/event/318025/masters-food-wine-with-valrhona-chocolate. Space is limited and reservations are required. For additional information on other Park Hyatt Masters events in renowned destinations around the world, please visit www.mastersfoodandwine.com.