Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Masters of Food & Wine Winter 2013

Released on: December 21, 2012, 8:21 am
Industry: Travel

GARDEN GROVE, CA, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- WHAT: Park Hyatt Aviara welcomes winter with Masters of Food & Wine, a quarterly series of seasonal, locally-inspired culinary events. The resort brings warmth to the season with a comforting take on pairings – tea and chocolate. Join Park Hyatt Aviara Executive Pasty Chef Franck Riffaud and local Certified Tea Master Chas Kroll on Sunday, January 20th for a course in the art of tea pairings followed by a high tea service. Highly regarded in the industry and one of a handful of certified tea masters, Kroll will explain the history behind each tea, their special properties and how the richness of the chocolate brings out the depth of flavors in each blend. Masters of Food & Wine is honored to introduce guests to this truly distinctive and rarely experienced tea tasting.

Tea and Chocolate Tasting
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Led by San Diego Tea Master Chas Kroll and Executive Pastry Chef Franck Riffaud, guests will taste five handmade chocolates of varying cacao paired with the finest international teas:

• Barry Lactee (35%) paired with Imperial Gyokuro (Japan)
• Guayaquil (56%) paired with Oriental Beauty (Taiwan)
• Manjari (64%) paired with Superior Earl Grey (Sri Lanka)
• Jivara Lactee (40%) paired with Pu-erh with Chrysanthemum (Hong Kong)
• Valrhona Caramélia (milk chocolate), paired with Hu Kwa Lapsang Souchong (Taiwan)

High Tea Service
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guests will enjoy a formal, traditional English Tea, including a selection of finger sandwiches, warm sultana scones with seasonal jellies and custards, mini-pastries and tea cakes.

Pricing: $38 per person plus tax and gratuity

WHEN: Sunday, January 20, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort 7100 Aviara Resort Drive,
Carlsbad, California 92011

HOW: Reservations are limited and may be made by calling 760.448.1234 ext. 5056.

INFO: The quarterly Park Hyatt Masters events are a series of seasonal, locally-inspired events across Park Hyatt hotels globally. The series aims to bring locals and guests alike a unique immersion experience, allowing them to experience the destination through the window of local food and wine. For more information, please visit

About Chas Kroll
Chas Kroll, Certified Tea Master, is the Executive Director of the American Tea Masters Association. Formerly, he owned and operated Royal Dynasty Tea, an online specialty tea company, which he sold in June, 2006. His original vision for the company was to disseminate information on the healthy benefits of consuming tea to a broad cross-section of the population. In doing so, he believed that people would be able to reduce the incidence of harmful, life-threatening diseases, increase their energy, enhance their lifestyle, and live longer, more fulfilling lives. He carries this same belief with him as he manages the ATMA.

About Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Secluded amidst 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys within the master-planned community of Aviara, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort provides an appealing setting for any function. The resort’s Spanish colonial architecture welcomes with a sense of casual elegance. Each of the 329 spacious guest rooms – including 44 suites – features a private balcony or landscaped terrace offering magnificent views. Expansive facilities for meetings and special events are enhanced by complete resort amenities, from acclaimed dining at four on-site restaurants, to a full-service spa, swimming, tennis, a fitness center and an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship golf course. Follow Park Hyatt Aviara on Twitter, @ParkHyattAviara and become a fan on Facebook at

About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent individual business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in many of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt is custom designed to combine sophistication with distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for smaller groups, critically acclaimed art and food and beverage programs, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 26 Park Hyatt hotels with locations including: Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Saigon, San Diego, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich. For more information and reservations, visit


Contact Details: Kyra Lausmann
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, California, USA, 92011
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