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Gaylord National’s Old Hickory Steakhouse shines light on local wineries in new five-course wine dinner event

Mar 28, 2024

Featuring wines from local vineyard Barrel Oak Winery and hosted by Wine Maker and Sommelier, Maria Levitt, the new five-course wine dinner event will kick off in Spring of 2024

Gaylord National’s Old Hickory Steakhouse shines light on local wineries in new five-course wine dinner event

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Gaylord National Resort is pleased to shine the spotlight on local wineries with the first of a new quarterly wine dinner series featuring Barrel Oak Winery. The dinner will be at award-winning Old Hickory Steakhouse on April 19, 2024, and is being hosted by Wine Maker and Sommelier, Maria Levitt.

A selection of Barrel Oak wines voted 2023's Best of Fauquier, chosen carefully by Levitt, will be paired with five-courses including oyster golgappa, persillade halibut and braised short rib. Executive Chef Jakob Esko found the unique tastes and smells of each wine to be an exciting challenge while curating the menu with Levitt. He said, "We were able to pull in several flavors and dishes that will perfectly complement the unique tasting notes to offer guests a perfect balance with each dish."

The intimate evening will allow for 30 guests in the cozy, elegant setting of the 2023 LIV Hospitality Interior Design Award Winner, Old Hickory Steakhouse. Paul Pace, the director of food and beverage, expressed excitement about hosting a new series in the steakhouse. He said, "As we're on the cusp of the second year following the restaurant remodel, we look forward to partnering with Barrel Oak and presenting what the local winery has to offer."

Dates for the rest of the series will be announced in the coming months. Different, local wineries will be represented each time, with a new menu curated to the selected wines. "It's only natural to host exceptional nights for the community," Pace said. "To highlight the best wines the DMV has to offer and organize menus around them is a bonus."

Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased through this link: Old Hickory Steakhouse National Harbor | Barrel Oak Wine Dinner (

To schedule an interview regarding the wine dinner or visit Old Hickory Steakhouse, please contact Lex Juarez at or 240-640-4686.

About Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is the largest, non-gaming hotel and convention center on the east coast, located along the banks of the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland and part of Marriott International, Inc. Opened in April 2008, Gaylord National is an AAA-Four Diamond resort that is only eight miles from Washington, D.C. The resort offers nearly 2,000 rooms including 110 suites; a 19-story atrium; 600,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; acclaimed restaurants including Old Hickory Steakhouse; and Pose Rooftop Lounge.

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