…And are given the royal treatment by dedicated beekeepers. With colony collapse disorder affecting the honey bee population, the Brown Palace decided to develop the Royal Bee Initiative in 2009 to do its part with helping in the preservation of the bee population and our beloved honey source.
With longer days and warmer temperatures, this is the time of year when the colony is growing rapidly. The queen will be reaching her greatest rate of egg laying, and the hive will be bursting with activity. In addition to caring for workers (female bees) and drones (male bees), the honeybees are also preparing to rear a new queen.
Each hive on the rooftop has a captivating name: V.I.Bee Sweet, Buzzingham Palace, The Buzzidential Sweet, and The Mile Hive City—chosen by a social media contest the Brown Palace hosted. The surrounding nectar, pollen, linden trees and flora give the honey a discrete earthy, mint flavor, according to one beekeeper. The estimated 400 pounds of honey to come from the royal bees will be collected for Brown Palace sweeteners and healing elixirs.
Here’s how you can enjoy the rooftop bees’ honey:
Afternoon Tea: Rooftop honey accompanies the Brown Palace’s daily tea.
Brown Palace Saison Rooftop Honey Beer: With another batch of a limited time only beer in the works, the Wynkoop Brewery will develop a rooftop beer sold exclusively at the Brown Palace and Wynkoop Brewery.
Brown Palace-Branded Lip Balm and Soap: The locally made, organic lip balm and soap are available at the hotel’s coffee shop and spa.
The Spa at The Brown Palace: Sweet nectar is used at the hotel’s spa.
If you haven’t been to the Palace Arms since chef Justin Schreiber took over earlier this year, then you should make yourself a reservation. The 36-year-old chef, who joined our team from The Little Nell in Aspen, continues to wow guests joining us for special occasion dining experiences with his modern touches.
Which of course leads us to the new dinner menu featured at the Palace Arms. A few à la carte favorites are the Foie Gras, Fresh Ricotta, Spring Beet Salad, Diver Scallops and Bison Rossini. A four course menu offers your selection of a tasty appetizer, soup or salad, an entrée and a delightful dessert. Also available is the chef’s eight course tasting menu, which feature’s Chef Schreiber’s daily creations inspired by the offerings of the season. Be sure to end your captivating meal with sticky toffee pudding or bananas foster prepared table side.
The Colorado-based chef remains traditional in his approach, but the inspiring Denver food scene encourages a few twists here and there. View the full dinner menu at http://www.BrownPalace.com/Dining and call (303) 297-3111 to make a reservation.
Being a Mom is a tough job, and she probably deserves more than just one day that’s all about her. With that being said, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say thank you and show her how grateful you are to have her in your life. Here are some ways to make Sunday, May 12 a day to remember…
Dom Perignon Champagne Brunch at Ellyngton’s
A little bubbly makes every one smile. Choose from four tiers: just brunch, Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon. Lavish buffet tables feature exquisite culinary creations from eggs and waffles to fresh seafood selections to freshly baked cakes, pies and pastries. There’s something for everyone at this Denver restaurant. Be sure to make your reservation now as tables book fast.
Champagne Brunch featuring cakes, pies, pastries and a chocolate fountain.
Pamper Her at The Spa
After enjoying a nice family brunch, send your mother to the spa to relax and rejuvenate. This is one treat she will surely appreciate. From massages to facials to scrubs and wraps, you can’t go wrong with whichever treatment you choose to pamper your mom. Visit the spa to book now.
Treat Her to Afternoon Tea
No matter how you spend the day with your mom in Denver, afternoon tea in the historical atrium lobby is the prefect way to unwind. Indulge in scones, tea pastries and tea sandwiches while enjoying the soothing sounds of the harp or piano. This too books fast, so make your reservations today.
It’s that time of the year, the Easter Bunny is leaving baskets full of treats, egg hunts will ensue and Easter brunch will be devoured. If you haven’t already made plans for the holiday, here are some ideas of what Denver has to offer for the occasion.
Start the morning off right and enjoy brunch with the Easter Bunny himself at Ellyngton’s located here at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. Easter brunch includes: waffles, eggs cooked to your liking, champagne and a delicious dessert station. For more information or to make a reservation please visit brownpalace.com
The Capital Hill United Neighborhoods is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt at the Tears-McFarlane House located at 1290 Williams St., on the northern edge of Cheesman Park. The festivities begin on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. For more information, visit chundenver.org
The Bunny Trail Eggventure at the Children’s Museum is a great Easter activity for the entire family. For more information about the festivities, visit mychildsmuseum.org
We hope you have an Egg-traordinary Easter!
Make this Valentine’s Day special with a sweet treat at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. This year we are very pleased to offer a “Chocolate Valentine’s Day Brunch” at Ellyngton’s. This brunch is a great opportunity for you and a loved one to come and enjoy together.
We will be offering a great menu including different stations offering: Eggs and Waffles, Carvings, Salad, Seafood and Sushi. To end the meal, we will have an amazingly delicious Dessert station to feed your sweet tooth. Brunch at Ellyngton’s will make for a memorable time together.
For more information on Ellyngton’s or The Brown Palace, please visit: http://www.brownpalace.com/
Figuring out how to surprise your sweetie with a memorable Valentine’s Day can be challenging! Here at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, make it easy to pamper both you and your partner this year for Valentine’s Day. Follow this short guide to making this February 14 a Valentine’s Day to remember.
The Spa at The Brown Palace. With our wide variety of signature spa treatments, you and your honey will just melt into relaxation. This year we are offering a special “Chocolate Couples Retreat” spa package. You and your partner will enjoy a chocolate scented 50 minute Swedish couples massage and a 25 minute Relaxing Plunge for two served with chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne.
Dinner at Palace Arms. Considered as the crown jewel of The Brown Palace, our Palace Arms restaurant offers contemporary fine dining at its best. You can sit back and enjoy the selections from the chef’s eight course tasting menu and perfectly selected wine pairings from our in-house sommelier.
Flowers. Stop by The Brown Palace Flower Shop and choose from a variety of elegant and fresh floral arrangements for your special someone. Flowers are one the easiest ways to the heart and our arrangements would leave anyone feeling special.
Affairs of the Heart Tour. Join historian, Debra Faulkner, on a historical tour featuring the romantic rendezvous that have taken place at The Brown over the years including President Ike and Mamie Eisenhower and the affairs of Isabelle “Sassy” Springer.
We look forward to having you and your partner make this Valentine’s Day in Denver one to forever remember.
We are very proud and excited to announce the promotion of Michael Wright to Executive Sous Chef at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa.
From the age of 15, Chef Wright’s passion for food put him on a successful culinary path that lead to his most recent promotion to Executive Sous Chef here at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. He began his career in kitchens of local restaurants in Minnesota and went on to graduate from Le Cordon Bleu in 2004. After graduation, Chef Wright joined The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa team as an intern. Since then, he’s learned all aspects of the dining experience at The Brown Palace by working as banquet chef, Chef Tournant, and most recently as the chef at Ellyngton’s.
“I’ve learned through my years that you can learn something for yourself with every person that you meet,” said Wright. “Respect all of your ingredients and use them to the fullest.”
We are excited to announce that at the beginning of 2013, two of Denver’s most historic traditions will meet once again. On January 25th, the 107th National Western Stock Show’s Grand Champion Steer will be led down a red carpet and put on display in Atrium Lobby here at The Brown Palace. Get a close-up of this fine steer and have a complimentary photo taken by his side. This event is open to the public and reservations are not required.
The 2013 National Western Stock Show will be held from January 12-27 at the Denver Coliseum. For more information about this event please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You might be able to curb your sweet tooth with a piece of fruit during the warmer months, but in the dead of winter, nothing but a dessert made with plenty of cream and sugar will do… well at least for us. Here are a few of our favorite desserts that are served right here at The Brown Palace.
Bourbon Bread Pudding at Ship Tavern
This delicious bread pudding is a blend of caramel custard infused with bourbon layered with house-made croissants. Topped off with caramel Sauce, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Apple Cobbler at Ellyngton’s
Apple cobbler may become one of your favorite apple desserts once you try this one from Ellyngton’s. Our old-fashioned crunchy cobbler is a mix of roasted apples with rum raisins, and topped with almond streusel and cinnamon apple ice cream.
Bananas Foster at Palace Arms
This classic dessert is prepared table side for two in Palace Arms. During the preparation you will watch your bananas being tossed bubbling pan of dark brown sugar, butter, rum and cinnamon and served to you warm over ice cream.
Brown Palace Coffee Creme Brulee at Ellyngton’s
You’ll be wanting more after you give this a taste. Our Creme Brulee is a blend of rich and creamy custard that’s infused with Brown Palace Coffee.
Sticky Toffee Pudding at Palace Arms
This scrumptious take on the British steamed dessert includes finely chopped pecans, covered in a sticky toffee sauce and served with a side of Vanilla Ice Cream.