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Park Hyatt Blue Duck Tavern taking nutrition to new level

Go beyond “Nutrition 101” when the culinary team of New York's Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate restaurant visits Washington for a special market-style brunch at the Blue Duck Tavern on June 21.

Park Hyatt Hotel Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault and Pastry Chef Naomi Gallego will host Rouge Tomate Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman and Culinary Nutritionist Kristy Del Coro to produce this one-time event.

Based on the original Rouge Tomate in Belgium, the Manhattan restaurant enhances nutritional quality of meals certified as meeting SPE ("Health Through Food" in Latin) standards.

Appropriate for the country where SPA (“Health Through Water”) was born in Roman times, SPE is going mainstream in the USA. Restaurants as well as Celebrity Cruises feature SPE-certified menus.

Spread on the fountain terrace of Blue Duck Tavern, the June 21 brunch will offer food for thought as well as pleasure.

Make the weekend complete by staying in the Park Hyatt spa-inspired rooms. Designed by Tony Chi, the Vista deluxe rooms feature a walk-in shower walled with polished stone. Multiple shower heads produce a virtual massage. Cap the experience with an in-room massage, pre-booked through the concierge.

Hotel guests can work out at the fitness center, which has a small pool, and run in Rock Creek Park.

Cost of the June 21 Masters of Food & Wine brunch is $75, inclusive of tax & gratuity. Reservations are online at www.mastersfoodandwine.com

Overnight accommodations can be reserved by calling 202/789-1239. A deluxe Vista room with king bed costs $299 plus tax for two persons. Or stay in the Made in the USA Suite and enjoy American art at the nearby Phillips Collection.

This Independence Day, Park Hyatt Washington is enhancing the amenities available in their popular Made in the USA Suite. Those who book the suite over the July 4th holiday weekend, July 3-7, 2014, will receive Blue Duck Tavern’s all-American apple pie, which is presented in the room upon arrival, as well as two complimentary ‘patriotic’ Washington Apple cocktails at Blue Duck Lounge, made from a combination of house made apple spiced vodka, fresh lemon juice, and sugar. The Made in the USA Suite special offer is priced at $399 per room (plus tax) each night (single or double occupancy), based on availability.

Embracing the spirit of American history and tradition with its design and furnishings, Park Hyatt Washington invites guests to explore a renowned collection of handcrafted American art with a stay in the hotel’s exclusive Made in the USA Suite. Celebrating The Phillips Collection’s current exhibition, Made in the USA, on display now through August 31, 2014, the suite houses five giclée reproductions of the museum’s American art masterworks, exploring a variety of subjects and periods through painting, drawing, and etching. Works include Marsden Hartley’s Off the Banks at Night; Arthur G. Dove’s Red Sun; Peppino Mangravite’s Political Exiles; John Frederick Peto’s Old Time Rack Card; and Bradley Walker Tomlin’s No.9.

Additionally, the suite is adorned with Made in the USA’s exhibition catalogue, one of Park Hyatt Washington’s Windsor-style timber rocking chairs (Timothy Clark, VT), and a collection of artisanal items, specially sourced gifts from The Phillips Collection’s Museum Shop, including a leather schoolboy satchel (Billykirk, PA); spiral wrap bowl (Peàn Doubulyu Glass, RI); retro desk top mobile (Joel Hotchkiss, MA); patchwork scarf (Margo Petitti, MA); and stackable wooden blocks (Invisible Creature, WA).

Park Hyatt Washington, 24th & M streets, NW