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Igniting Appetites – Härth Fires Up This March
Tysons Corner Welcomes Delicious Farm Fresh Wood-Grilled Food
February 01, 2011
MCLEAN, Va. - An abundance of fresh, locally grown and raised food will be featured at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner’s newest hot restaurant, Härth. Executive Chef Thomas Elder will orchestrate a menu of locally sourced ingredients from farms scattered throughout Virginia’s Shenandoah countryside, some of which include Charlottesville’s The Organic Butcher, Ayrshire Farm in Upperville and Freestate, a co-op of family owned farms throughout the state. The property will also source locally, with a terrace level garden. Elder’s contemporary American comfort food will be offered from an open kitchen in a warm, inviting room, complemented by an extensive list of local and regional beers and wines.
“Our Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand also has a renewed energy among its restaurants, elevating the dining experience with innovative and delicious restaurant concepts for hotel guests and the local community alike. We are excited about the launch of Härth into this property and community,” said Beth Scott, vice president of Restaurant Concepts - Full Service & Luxury Brands, Hilton Worldwide.
“Tysons Corner is at the heart of an abundant and diverse region. We will be able to take advantage of these assets at our ‘harth-warming’ restaurant,” continued Brian Kelleher, general manager, Hilton McLean-Tysons Corner. “Chef Elder adds experience and vision that will drive this restaurant into the heart of the Tysons Corner community.”
Chef Elder is ready to blaze a culinary path through Northern Virginia’s renowned tech corridor. Taking full advantage of the kitchen’s wood-burning granite clad oven, he plans to offer a variety of fire-roasted dishes including fire roasted chicken served with brussel sprouts, forest mushrooms and rosemary jus, and the signature Härth burger topped with Talbot Reserve sharp cheddar, wood fired onions, and apple wood smoked bacon. The same bacon is used in Elder’s unique apple wood smoked bacon jam which he plans to offer for breakfast, and throughout the day in a variety of ways.
At lunch, Chef Elder will offer a variety of hand-carved sandwiches like short rib cheesesteak, porchetta, herbed chevre or corned beef in addition to all-day items like signature wood-fired flatbreads, to include standouts like Bianca, topped with prosciutto and arugula, and roasted mushroom, with caramelized onion, fontina, and truffled sea salt. To round out the menu Elder has added savory main plates and salads ranging from salt roasted beets to Härth’s Chopped, a filling blend of artichoke hearts, pecorino & fontina, teardrop tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber, romaine and white balsamic dressing.
The oven, regarded as Härth’s “heart” not only adds to the monumental flavor profile of local ingredients throughout the menu, but also lends an enticing aroma to the large space and adjacent Härth Bar, slated to debut with the restaurant in early Spring. The interior will awaken and intrigue the senses, as the oven and three stone fireplaces provide a warm glow to the room. The 120-seat dining room, donned in hues of eggplant, cream and celery green, is set among a landscape of warm woods, cool custom chandeliers and artisan works. A semi-private space is available to accommodate 20 comfortably.
Härth at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is located at 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia. For more information, please call (703) 847-5000.
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is located in the Northern Virginia Technology corridor close to many major corporate headquarters and is only 11 miles from Washington, DC, 14 miles to Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport and just minutes to the Metrorail. Guests can enjoy easy access to major highways, businesses, historic sights and downtown Washington, DC. Visitors to the hotel can also experience world-class shopping malls and restaurants just a short walk or complimentary shuttle away.
1 hearth (härth) noun; The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement
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