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Marriott International

October 10, 2011 20:54 ET

Enjoy a Fabulous Night Out at The Mayflower® Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel With a Special Marchesi di Barolo Wine and Dinner Pairing

This Washington, DC Luxury Hotel's Executive Chef Buffa Will Prepare Expert Food Pairings to Complement Renowned Wines

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - A tantalizing menu offering paired with some of the finest Italian wines from the famed Marchesi di Barolo winery will be featured at a special tasting event planned for October 12, 2011 at a prestigious K Street restaurant in Washington, DC.

Aptly located inside The Mayflower® Renaissance, one of the premier luxury hotels in Washington, DC near the White House, Café Promenade will be the site for this flavorful event where the restaurant's Chef Paola Buffa will present an exquisite menu complemented by the vineyard's most renowned wines. This five course dining experience will include guest comments from Mrs. Anna Abbona, proprietor of Marchesi di Barolo.

Set to begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., space is limited. Reservations may be made by calling 202-347-2233. Cost for this exclusive event is $125 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, with the evening menu to include:

INSALATA DI BIETOLE - Yellow beet carpaccio, red endive, goat cheese, toasted almonds, apple vinaigrette with Black Label Gavi di Gavi 08

PAPPARDELLE CON ANATRA E CARCIOFI - Hand crafted pappardelle pasta, duck ragu and crispy baby artichokes, grana piemontese paired with Dolcetta Madonna 09

BRASATO DI AGNELLO AL BAROLO - Slowly oven braised lamb roulade, barolor wine and vegetable sauce, tomini, mascarpone and fig infuse vin cotto with Barolo 05

TORTA DI FORMAGGIO E NOCI - Layers of gorgonzola di Novara, tomino, marscarpone and fig infuse vin cotto paired with Barbera Ruvie 08

TORTELLONI ALLE CASTAGNE E TARTUFO NERO - Glazed chestnut filled tortelloni, frangelico crème englaise, chocolate dip gooseberries with Moscato

Chef Buffa, a graduate of the Instituto Alberghiero Carlo Porta and Alta Palato, oversees all culinary creations at The Mayflower's renowned Café Promenade and Lobby Court restaurants. He began his career in Milano's Osteria del Vecchio Canneto under the guidance of Massimo Baracca, who in 1991 opened Café Milano on Ocean Drive with Buffa as Executive Chef. In 2004, Buffa moved to New York where he served as Executive Chef at Viola in Brooklyn, the Two-Star Michilin Pepolino in TriBeCa and Salute Restorante in Midtown Manhattan, before opening Food Wine & Company in Bethesda, Maryland in 2009.

Well known as one of the most historic hotels near Union Station in Washington, DC, guests experience the comforts of 4-diamond lodging surrounded by the remarkable charm of this monumental treasure. Stunning city views, opulent accommodations and lavish amenities make The Mayflower a prime destination for Washington, DC travelers whether visiting for business or leisure. Likewise, the hotel's impressive Washington, DC meeting rooms, exceptional banquet facilities and unsurpassed service qualify this prestigious hotel as a regal choice for designing business and social events.

About The Mayflower® Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

The Mayflower® Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel opened in 1925 and has since become a respected address among dignitaries and social celebrities alike. A member of Historic Hotels of America, The Mayflower® Renaissance offers elegant event space and has played host to every Presidential Inaugural Ball from Coolidge through Reagan. Dedicated travelers will find enticing hotel deals in Washington, DC that include these gracious accommodations and added amenities for a spectacular escape to one of the world's finest and most historical cities.

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