TYSONS CORNER, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - Each week, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner hosts business travelers from around the world who are in town attending meetings with companies and government agencies in the surrounding area. While this luxury hotel offers an elevated business stay, it also features an array of experiences, making it the perfect choice for a weekend getaway, whether guests are visiting from across the globe or simply across town.
With the arrival of fall, the hotel has filled its calendar with special events, which are open to both guests and locals, which focus on the flavors of the season.
Fall Epicurean Series:
This October, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner will host the Fall Epicurean Series, featuring seasonal culinary demonstrations each Saturday from 3pm - 4:30pm. During the demonstration, guests will observe the hotel's culinary team; learn new cooking skills; enjoy seasonal food and beverages; and receive a recipe card for the prepared dishes and drinks. Each Fall Epicurean Series date focuses on a specific theme:
October 5: Hosting the Perfect Dinner Party with executive chef Matthew Morrison
Chef Morrison will offer lessons in easy hors d' oeuvres and canapés to prepare at home, as well as ideas for welcome and signature cocktails.
October 12: International Cooking with executive chef Matthew Morrison
The Ritz-Carlton culinary team will take guests on a journey around the world with lessons in International Cooking. Dishes will be paired with Wine Director, Vincent Feraud's wine selections.
October 19: Thanksgiving 101 with executive chef Matthew Morrison
With the holidays nearing, Thanksgiving 101 will offer lessons from Chef Morrison in preparing the perfect turkey and delicious dishes to accompany the main meal. Prepared dishes will be paired with Wine Director, Vincent Feraud's wine selections.
October 26: Holiday Baking with pastry chef Frederic Barasse
The holiday season is full of family baking traditions, and pastry chef Barasse will demonstrate popular seasonal desserts, served with port, cordial or a coffee cocktail, and share his secrets to hosting a festive gathering.
Guests can reserve a place for any of the above dates for $35 by calling 703-917-5498.
The luxury hotel offers the perfect weekend getaway in Virginia not only for those who enjoy preparing meals, but for those who enjoy partaking in one as well. Flights & Bites, hosted Saturday evenings through November 23rd, offers guests a special menu of three wine tastings paired with a special dish. The event is modeled after Tuesday evening's Vincent's Wine Shop and held at Entyse Wine Bar and Lounge. Reservations are not required, and the special menu is available for $28. The next date, September 21st, will feature an Acacia pinot noir from Napa, a Patz & Hall pinot from Sonoma and a Willakenzie pinot noir from Oregon. The three wines will be paired with seared duck breast served with celery root and griotte cherry chocolate.
The location of The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner provides visitors an opportunity to explore fine dining, high-end shopping and popular tourist attractions in nearby Washington, D.C., which is easily accessible by Metro. Visitors who want to get away from it all can spend a few hours or an entire weekend at The Day Spa, where a full list of treatments was created to pamper and refresh.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner hotel is the ultimate in luxury, prestige and convenience. Located just outside of Washington, D.C. in Northern Virginia's most exclusive business, dining and shopping district, the hotel invites guests to indulge in soothing spa therapies in The Day Spa, devour delectable cuisine and sample more than 40 wines by the glass in Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge, or simply spend the day shopping at the adjacent Tysons Galleria. For more information or reservations, please call (800) 241-3333 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/TysonsCorner/Default.htm.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (