Attention all jet-setters, puddle jumpers and vagabonds! Have you visited The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa lately? How about anytime in the last the year? Well if you have, do us a favor and click here to vote in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards!
Wait there is more! By responding to this survey you will automatically be entered to win a $10,000 dream trip sweepstakes from Travel + Leisure! In addition to this grand prize, there will be two first prizes (A $5,000 trip), one second prize (A $2,500 trip) and two third prizes ($1,000 American Express Gift Card).
Now get to voting!
OpenTable released its list of 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. and Palace Arms at The Brown Palace Hotel is among those sharing the honors. Out of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Palace Arms is the only Denver restaurant listed in the top 100.
Known for its contemporary fine dining and its unique setting, the Palace Arms menu features signature items such as Colorado Lamb Loin and Bison Rossini as well as new twists on old classics.
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.
From Edgar Degas to Charles Pierre Baudelaire, a number of legendary 19th century French artists and authors were known to imbibe absinthe, the green, cloudy drink believed to have hallucinogenic properties.
Although the libation was widely enjoyed throughout France, many people associate absinthe with Bohemian Parisian artists, who famously touted the illicit, green libation for its mind-altering effects. True, the hallucinogenic claims have been since disproved, but absinthe still carries a reputation shrouded in intrigue and fascination, perhaps due to its prohibition during the 20th century.
Whether you’re looking for a fun date idea in Denver or just want to experience a mysterious piece of cocktail history, you can dance with the green fairy at the Atrium Lobby inside The Brown Palace Hotel, where we serve Leopold Bros. Absinthe Verte in the traditional method. This award-winning absinthe, which is distilled in Denver, touts traditional flavors of anise, wormwood, sweet fennel and aromatic botanicals. Watch as our bartenders prepare the absinthe verte by pouring cold water over a sugar cube that has been placed on a slotted spoon. The slotted spoon sits atop the glass containing absinthe, so as the water melts the sugar cube, the boozy spirit transforms from clear to cloudy green.
Leopold Bros. Absinthe Verte inside the Atrium Lobby; $12 per glass
Wondering what to do in Denver while you’re staying at The Brown Palace? From ice skating at Skyline Park to watching Christmas-themed performances at the Denver Performing Arts Center, discover all that Denver, Colorado has to offer this holiday season.
For a holiday lights spectacular, explore illuminated gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light, or stop by the nearby Denver Zoo for Zoo Lights, a dazzling display of holiday décor and animated animal sculptures.
To enjoy top notch holiday entertainment, take in a Broadway musical, such as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Buell Theatre, which is part of The Denver Performing Arts Center. This world renowned performance arts complex also is home to Boettcher Concert Hall, where you can watch the Colorado Symphony’s Colorado Christmas and Holiday Brass.
Trying to save some money while still enjoying festive activities for the whole family? Try these free attractions in Denver.
Free Things to Do:
Ice Skate at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park: Bring your own skates or rent a pair at this scenic outdoor skating rink located at Arapahoe and 16th.
Listen to Holiday Music at Denver Pavilions: Every weekend during December, local choirs and other talented performers will entertain shoppers with live concerts and music.
Hear Holiday Classics During TubaChristmas: Head over to Skyline Park (Arapahoe and 16th) to hear hundreds of tuba players performing classic holiday songs.
Tour the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion: Visit “Colorado’s Home” at this historic estate (400 E. 8th Ave.), which will be outfitted in festive holiday decorations and open to the public for tours from December 8 through December 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Few parties can garner the excitement and anticipation of New Year’s Eve. It’s a night of champagne toasts, dazzling fireworks, midnight kisses and heartfelt promises for the future.
If you’re wondering what to do in Denver for New Year’s Eve, ring in 2013 with us at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, where you can dance the night away to the sounds of John Kite and The Majestics as they perform in our spectacular Atrium Lobby. Ship Tavern also will be offering live jazz and blues, performed by Hank Troy and Wendy Harston.
Or just make an entire night of it. When you book our special New Year’s Eve hotel package, you can start the evening with an indulgent four-course dinner at the historic Denver restaurant Palace Arms before enjoying our hotel’s live entertainment options. Once the party’s over, retreat upstairs to one of our guest rooms—the perfect place to call it a night.
New Year’s Eve Package Includes:
Bottle of champagne
Four-course dinner in Palace Arms
Midnight champagne toast in the Atrium Lobby
Starting at $325 per person, not including guest room tax. Call 303-297-3111.
Photo by Flickr/hakee
This holiday season, bring the kids to Ellynton’s to spend some time with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they host a special breakfast buffet fit for the whole family. The child-sized buffet offers a number of kid-friendly selections, and after filling up on delicious dishes, children meet with Old Saint Nick himself (all while sharing what they’d like for the holidays, of course).
This festive breakfast also features live music straight from the North Pole, with Danny Showers playing holly, jolly holiday tunes on the piano.
Breakfast with Santa: Saturdays – November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Adults: $34.95, Ages 6-12: $24.95; Ages 5 and under: $12.95; Reservations required. Call 303-297-3111, #3104 to reserve your spot.
Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate our 25th Annual Champagne Cascade! This year we partnered up with The Red Cross Mile High Chapter and their Service to Armed Forces Program to give thanks to our country’s veterans.
Looking for some girls time? Join us on November 15th for “A Day in the World of Tea,” which takes place in our opulent Atrium lobby. Here, you can sip a lineup of exotic, aromatic teas and speak to experts about each tea’s origin and distinct flavor profile. Learn how to correctly describe flavors and which type of tea suites you best. All while you nibble on an array of tea time snacks, such as decadent pastries, delicate finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones served with rich Devonshire cream. Two seating times are available (11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and tickets cost $32 per person. Call 303-297-3111 to reserve your table now before tickets run out.
With Veterans Day coming up, people across our beautiful country are coming together to appreciate our land of the free, home of the brave—and to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our courageous service men and women. Here at The Brown Palace, our gratitude extends beyond Veterans Day. We like to show our appreciation year round by extending a special package to our heroes at home.
Whether you’re coming back from deployment and want to enjoy a romantic night with that special someone or are just looking for a fun night on the town in Denver, you can enjoy special perks and discounts when you show us your active military ID.
- 10% off room rate
- Guaranteed upgrade to next available room category
- 15% discount in all restaurants and spa with military ID
To book, please call 303-297-3111 or 800-321-2599.