Although practically hidden on their website and not very well publicized (from what I could tell, we were the only table taking part in the promotion on Wednesday night), I decided to visit the Park Hyatt for their recent Masters of Food & Wine night.
Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine is a series of sophisticated culinary and beverage experiences that will be hosted at The Park Bar & Grill. By engaging and interactive events, area residents and visiting gourmands who can engage with our award-winning chefs, sommeliers, and specialists.
This year the award-winning Park Bar & Grill for the first time, will host Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine. Held over four days this event will be dedicated to understanding and savoring the ever-indulgent French cheeses.
They weren’t lying – this thing was ALL ABOUT CHEESE. Each course was built almost entirely on cheese. Cottage cheese. Cow cheese. Lamb with Gruyère. A cheese trolley. (And yes, very rookie food blogger mistake, I missed out on taking a picture of the menu).
Would I have still attended if I had paid closer attention to exactly what we were getting into? I think yes. The Park Hyatt is a beautiful property, close to where we live and the meal was a nice one.
My feedback would be the following:
- Although I know people who might disagree, I would probably choose to ease up on the cheese. While I enjoy cheese quite a bit, I think there can be too much of a good thing.
- A better explanation of the wine pairing. Yes, there was some talk, but I thought there could be more involved.
- Our group agreed the woman singing at the bar was categorically terrible.
- Given the level of sophistication of the restaurant, I would’ve loved a unique amuse bouche to start out the night.
- Fire the marketing person – how were we the only people there?!?!