Washington, D.C., (March 24, 2011) —The award-winning Blue Duck Tavern, located on the corner of 24 and M Streets, NW, will premiere its newly renovated outdoor dining Terrace on Earth Day, April 22.
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New design elements on the 42-seat Terrace include a magnificent 12-seat communal table created from one large piece of wood derived from the heart of a 50,000 year- old slab of an ancient Kauri. This tree is only found on the North Island of New Zealand and is among the largest species in the world, growing for 2,000 years to a height of 200 feet, before falling from natural causes. The ancient Kauri trees that can be harvested today actually fell into areas that were once swamps and bogs. These logs have remained preserved beneath the surface of the surrounding land in the ideal mixture of organic material that has kept the wood in perfect condition.
On the Terrace, guests will also find a new service bar station, as well as enhanced lighting and new patio furnishings at this contemporary neighborhood gathering place. Four new elegant lanterns, approximately 5 feet tall, are being installed around the cascading tiered fountain to add prominence to this handsome visual element of the patio. Comfortable, sleek chairs and tables that reflect Blue Duck Tavern’s modern American, handcrafted style are also new welcome additions.
Spring also welcomes the arrival of new handcrafted cocktails in Blue Duck Tavern and Park Hyatt Washington Lounge, which can also be enjoyed with lunch or dinner on the Terrace.
New additions include the Sakura, made with Prairie Organic Vodka, cherry puree, cherry syrup, cherry bitters, Va de Vi sparkling wine, and garnished with a cherry and the Fields of France made with gin, Rooibos syrup, lemon juice, and simple syrup, and the Derby Days made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, honey bourbon, mint leaves and garnished with a cherry.