Park Hyatt Host Masters of Food and Wine

Washington, DC (June 7, 2011) – Park Hyatt Washington and Washington Life Magazine successfully hosted its Masters of Food & Wine 2011 with delicious opportunities served once again this year. These special events, hosted this year from June 2 through 5, saluted the flavors, culture and talents of American winemakers and chefs.

Brian McBride, executive chef of the award-winning Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern, has invited acclaimed U.S. chefs to participate in the second Washington-based Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine.

Culinary talent includes Executive Chef Joshua Hopkins of Abattoir in Atlanta and Chef de Cuisine Brian Huston of The Publican in Chicago, along with Park Hyatt Aviara Executive Chef Pierre Albaladejo, and Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern Executive Chef Brian McBride and Chef de Cuisine Eric Fleischer.

A few of the wineries represented were owner Emily Pelton of Veritas, Executive Vice President Regina Martinelli of Martinelli Winery, and Catherine Coughlin of Boxwood Winery .

The gastronomic weekend of June 2 through 5 featured cheese and wine tastings to encourage exploration and dining opportunities that focus on the region’s freshest ingredients.

Additionally, the internationally renowned Sommelier & Wine Educator Charlie Arturaola will enrich the wine dinners and events throughout the weekend mingling with guests. Invited local experts include The Washington Post’s Wine Columnist Dave McIntyre, Wine & Spirits Writer & Educator Kelly Magyarics, and Sommelier Andrew Stover who will lead tastings and serve as weekend wine ambassadors.

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