5 Favorite Desserts at The Brown Palace

Screen Shot 2011-11-03 at 5.27.53 PMYou 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.

Santa Claus is Coming to Denver

…And you’ll find Jolly Old Saint Nick right in the heart of the city at the Brown Palace.  The big man in red and Mrs. Claus will be hosting the little ones in Ellyngton’s for a special breakfast buffet, featuring kid-friendly selections that will include teddy bear waffles, chocolate chip pancakes, made to order omelets and plenty of other festive fare.  Oh, and don’t forget about the cookie decorating, because you know Santa is going to be hungry!

And since tis’ the season to celebrate, there will be live music from the North Pole with Danny Showers to keep us all tapping our toes and ho ho humming along.

On Saturday November 26th, Santa will be with us from 9:00-12:30 before wrangling Rudolph and heading back to his workshop…but if you can’t make it this month, fret not!  He’ll be returning a few times more before he has to head down the chimney, including Saturday December 3, 10, 17, and 24th.

Reservations are required.  Please call 303-297-3111

Ghostly Happenings in Downtown Denver

The days leading up to Halloween in Denver are filled with plenty of screamingly fun adventures and activities that both locals and travelers alike will enjoy.  From bone-chilling haunts, to monster-ous meals, to zany-zombies, The Mile High City is a playground for those looking for a ghoulish way to celebrate the season.

Brown Palace Haunted Tours: Join us this month as we wander our grand halls for a special haunted tour. Our frighteningly fabulous historian will lead wide-eyed guests on a tour through some of The Brown’s more hair-raising hauntings, telling tales of mysterious sightings and disturbances from our past.  Tours are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m., with additional public tours available on October 12, 19, and 26 at 5pm. To make reservations please call 303-297-3111.

The Brown Palace Monster Brunch: For those looking to satisfy their growling appetite, join us for a special Halloween Monster Brunch on October 30th at Ellyngton’s featuring a costumed wait staff and Halloween themed food.  Trust us, it’s to DIE for.  To make reservations, please visit our website.

Denver Haunted Houses: Want to scare yourself silly?  The Denver area features many of the creepiest haunted house attractions in the Nation.  Just don’t turn that corner too fast, you never know what’s lurking on the other side….

The Zombie Crawl: When you tooled around 16th Street Mall, did you find thousands of zombies ready to slurp your brains?  Setting the Guinness Book of World Records for most zombies gathered in one place, this annual parade of the undead took place this past Saturday.

Family Friendly Corn Maze: Got kiddos, or just not the type that elects to be scared silly?  Pay a visit to the Anderson Farm Festival.  As Colorado’s Longest-Running Corn Maze, take the family on a hayride to the pumpkin patch, see the animals at the petting zoo, and get lost in the fields of corn.

Happy Halloween from the Brown Palace Hotel!

Get in the Spooky Spirit: Halloween at The Brown Palace

Looking for a spooktacular way to spend this Halloween?  Then jaunt over to The Brown Palace for a devilish good time.

With a chill in the autumn air, join us in the month of October as we wander our grand halls for a special haunted tour. Our frighteningly fabulous historian will lead wide-eyed guests on a tour through some of The Brown’s more hair-raising hauntings, telling tales of mysterious sightings and disturbances from our past.  Tours are offered every Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m., with additional public tours available on October 12, 19, and 26 at 5pm. To make reservations please call 303-297-3111.

For those looking to satisfy their monster-ous appetite, join us for a special Halloween Monster Brunch on October 30th at Ellyngton’s featuring a costumed wait staff and Halloween themed food.  Trust us, it’s to DIE for.  To make reservations, please visit our website.

Talk Like a Pirate at Ship Tavern

Ahoy matey!  Today, September 19th, is Talk Like A Pirate Day, and if ye’ be a true scurvy dog, you’ll want to celebrate this day with the rest of your crew at Ship Tavern for some rum, whiskey, or whatever yer pirate heart may desire.

Home to the region’s best prime rib that will curb the appetite of even Black Beard himself, Ship Tavern serves lunch and dinner in a vintage pub atmosphere. An excellent choice for sports viewing or swashbuckling, the Tavern features exceptional micro-brewed beer and wine selections.

And if ye’ be homesick for the high seas, you’ll feel right at home with our nautical decor, where you can admire the many ships that line our walls.

We be serving up hearty meals this afternoon and evening, so head on down to Ship Tavern and grab a bite….or else we’ll make you walk the plank.

What it Takes to Be an Executive Chef

You’re a whiz in the kitchen, your meals are absolutely mouthwatering and ideas for creative and innovative recipes using fresh ingredients seem to just pop into your brain.  Our very own Executive Chef, William Dexter, shares his thoughts and tips for any aspiring chefs out there, and tells us about how he came to be Executive Chef at The Brown Palace.

Begin Your Mornings at Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Co.

No matter how much beauty sleep you may have gotten, sometimes we need that extra pick me up to get ready to take on the morning.  With a convenient location directly inside the main entrance of the hotel, let Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Co. be your one stop java shop, offering plenty of piping hot beverages and treats to perk you right up.  Sip and savor a rich and flavorful mocha or grab our signature orange banana blueberry smoothie to go.  If you’re craving a sweet treat, we also serve  an array of house-made pastries and baked goods like luscious lemon bars, mouthwatering muffins and simply divine danishes, (and that’s just naming a few).  An offering of books are also available from Tattered Cover, a local independent bookstore, for some reading to accompany your selection.

If you’re more of an afternoon person, feel free to stop by and try our warm French baguettes, sold Fridays and Saturdays, 4-6 p.m.  Morning or night, with delicious coffee and to-die for desserts, you just can’t go wrong.