You’ve heard of Ann Hand’s Pin Poll and Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s burger poll at Good Stuff Eatery, but here’s a new twist for you to dig into.Â A CHEESE POLL.Â That’s right. You can come by Punch Partner Park Hyatt Washington DC’s Lounge to nibble and taste and then vote on the big cheese.Â Blue? Or Red?Â The choice is yours.
After extensive research, Park Hyatt Washingtonâ€™s Cheese Specialist, Lisa Hviding, has selected two blue cheeses (representing the Democratic candidate, President Barack Obama) and two red cheeses (representing the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney), which will be available nightly from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Hviding will be on hand to assist guests with their selections, including those also featured on the hotelâ€™s artisanal cheese menu. Additionally, the Lounge will have a large, 35-pound wheel of â€œPresidential Cheeseâ€ on display, awaiting its official name on Election Day. One can sample all five as the cheeses are priced at $6 per ounce. Leading up to the election, Park Hyatt Washington will keep an on-going tally of blue and red cheeses ordered and will display the results in the Lounge to see if the favored cheese actually depicts the winning candidate on Tuesday, November 6.
Blue (Democrat) cheeses include Eweâ€™s Blue, a sheepâ€™s milk cheese from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, New York, and Barick Obama, a pasteurized cowâ€™s milk cheese from Lazy Lady Farm, Vermont. Red (Republican) cheeses include Red Hawk, a cowâ€™s milk cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, California and Lincoln Log, a pasteurized goatâ€™s milk cheese from Zingermanâ€™s Creamery, Michigan. Also on display will be the 35-pound Presidential Cheese, a pasteurized cowâ€™s milk cheese made of CabotClothbound cheddar from the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont. Each selection is presented to the guest on a wood cheese board, accompanied by housemade pinot noir jelly, Vidalia onionjam, dried fruits, and breads making it a flavorful evening treat, ideal to accompany a bottle of vintage wine, or as a light bite after the theater.
The Park Hyatt is located at 24th & M Streets, NW in the West End neighborhood.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.