About Time You Tried: a Taste of Waldorf AstoriaBy Angelica Malin
Want to eat the best from the iconic Waldorf Astoria? Of course you do. Well, luckily for you, guests at any of the Waldorf’s 26 hotels with be able to book a special Taste of Waldorf Astoria experience. The hotel chain has just revealed a new signature dish after a huge competition which brought together the world’s best chefs. Here’s what you need to know…
This week, at Waldorf Astoria New York, guests and a star-studded panel of judges gathered to select the next Taste of Waldorf Astoria from five dishes created in the kitchens of Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, Waldorf Astoria Beijing, and The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The winning dish, Jing Roll, created by Waldorf Astoria Master Chef Benoit Chargy and JBF Rising Star Semi-Finalist Chef Erik Bruner-Yang at Waldorf Astoria Beijing, will be featured on menus at 25 Waldorf Astoria properties worldwide.
The event marked the end of the second annual Taste of Waldorf Astoria competition where JBF Rising Star Semi-Finalist chefs partnered with Waldorf Astoria Master Chefs for weeklong collaborations in 2015. Jing Roll now joins last year’s winning dish, Celery Root Risotto Alla Waldorf, and a lineup of iconic signature dishes that have been created at Waldorf Astoria, including Eggs Benedict, Red Velvet Cake, and Waldorf Salad.
This year, the winning dish is: Jing Roll – a Nappa cabbage roll with wagyu beef, black mushrooms, hoisin sauce, salted duck egg & purple sweet potato. Try the Jing Roll for yourself when it’s available on all #WaldorfAstoria menus later this year.
Guests can embark on their own Taste of Waldorf Astoria adventure with the unveiling of our three-night culinary experiential packages at all 25 Waldorf Astoria properties worldwide including a private cocktail workshop with the hotel’s lead mixologist at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, an exclusive yachting afternoon of fresh fish and cocktails at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, and exploring the local fish market with a Master Chef to select ingredients for the evening meal at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Available at all 25 Waldorf Astoria properties, room nights are priced at the best available rate, with packages up to $6,000.00 for two. Packages will be available through the end of 2016.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 25 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world’s most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unforgettable moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service. Personal Concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking here.
The culinary history of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is epitomized by iconic dishes like Eggs Benedict, Red Velvet Cake, and the Waldorf Salad. To celebrate our storied link to the culinary world, the Taste of Waldorf Astoria program was launched to discover Waldorf Astoria’s next archetypal dish. Five of the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chefs were teamed with five of Waldorf Astoria’s current “Master Chefs” from around the world, and each duo collaborated on their own iteration of the next Taste of Waldorf Astoria.
The Taste of Waldorf Astoria experience gives you access to each respective hotel’s specially curated menu, which highlights it’s very own gastronomic talents. Book a stay with them, and for a premium, you may opt to experience a 3-course dinner, inclusive of a special amenity, for two in a unique location within the hotel or resort.