Park Hyatt hotels to host food tour
Dubai, September 14, 2011
As part of the Park Hyatt Masters of Food Tour of the World, two of the Middle East’s top hotels are to host gastronomic excellence events later this month.
Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa will host its Masters of Food event on September 23 and the Park Hyatt Dubai will host it on September 24, the hotel chain said in a statement.
The aim of the tour is to provide participants intimate, region-specific, behind-the-scenes exposure to award-winning Park Hyatt chefs- how they source ingredients, prepare dishes, serve them and match them to the most appropriate beverages.
“Connoisseurs of good food now have the unique opportunity to get close-up and witness gourmet-standard food preparation from start to finish,” said Kapil Aggarwal, director of sales and marketing, Hyatt International, South West Asia.
The gastronomic weekend will feature three special interactive cooking demonstrations that encourage integrating regional ingredients into different cuisines which will be followed by an intimate dinner, the statement said.
The Jeddah event will begin with a fishing tour in the Red Sea led by the executive chef Fouad Hamka, after which the chef and his team will cook live using the catch of the day.
“Our guests actively request one-of-a-kind, culturally rich experiences that have a take-home element, particularly in food and beverage,” said Achim Lenders, vice president of food and beverage, International, for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.
“It is a natural evolution to transform our Park Hyatt Masters event into something more simple and interactive; pairing guests with local chefs to become masters themselves, and letting guests see the destination through local eyes”, he said.
Other global Park Hyatt hotels will also be participating in the food tour, it said. – TradeArabia News Service