Traveling Gourmet: Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine 2011

Park Hyatt Mendoza

In its 25th year, Park Hyatt’s annual Masters of Food & Wine events are highly regarded in the culinary world. Top chefs and sommeliers come together to lead a series of dinners, tastings, off-site cultural excursions, and classes in grand surroundings: posh Park Hyatt properties around the globe. The ultimate epicurean world tour, Park Hyatt’s Masters of Food & Wine has added a fourth destination for 2011, taking place in Mendoza (pictured), Washington D.C., Zurich, and Shanghai. Events in each location highlight regional products and specialties. More details can be found below.

Park Hyatt Mendoza – March 31-April 3

Activities include wine tasting throughout the Pampas countryside, including a visit to the top Mendoza winery, Zuccardi; a traditional Argentine cooking class at Park Hyatt Mendoza’s Bistro M; dinner at Trapiche winery, a second dinner at Terrazas de los Andes and a midnight party. The weekend finale is a visit to Cheval des Andes for a Polo exhibition with a farewell lunch.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C. – June 2-5

The weekend will open with a summer cocktail party on Blue Duck Tavern’s terrace featuring farm-fresh flavors and American wine. A five-course dinner will be led by Barboursville winemaker Luca Paschina and prepared by Blue Duck Tavern executive chef Brian McBride. Other winemaker and farm-to-table dinners will be led by leading U.S. chefs; there will also be local wine and cheese tastings and an excursion to a historic Virginia winery.

Park Hyatt Zurich – September 27-30

Park Hyatt Shanghai – October 18-22

Masters events in Zurich and Shanghai will include itineraries filled with local and guest chef experiences, as well as destination excursions.