Spend Valentine’s Day at The Brown Palace

RomanceLove is in the air this Valentine’s Day and there is no better place to spend the holiday than at The Brown Palace. Whether you’re treating your sweetheart to drinks, dinner, a weekend getaway, or all of the above, we’ve got the perfect solution to light the fire this Valentine’s Day.

Flowers.

One of the more obvious romantic gestures, flowers on Valentine’s Day is a must. Stop by the Brown Palace Flower Shop and pick up a bouquet for that special someone.

Cocktails.

Start off the evening at the Ship Tavern for Happy Hour. With a wide variety of microbrews, specialty cocktails and wine, pre-dinner drinks are a perfect way to get the evening started off on the right foot.

Date Night.

Take advantage of the romantic Valentine’s Day Package from the Palace Arms and treat your sweetie to a night on the town. Available on February 14th and 15th only, enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner at the Palace Arms along with a bottle of champagne, complimentary parking, and an evening stay in one of our luxurious, romantic suites.

Weekend Escape.

Extend the romance for a weekend getaway or Sunday Brunch with one our limited time Valentine’s Day Specials. Available until February 17th, indulge in chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne while tucked away in a romantic Brown Palace suite. Enticed by those delicious chocolate covered strawberries and champagne? Join us for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sunday Brunch for two at Ellyngton’s the morning after your romantic evening stay.

Affairs of the Heart Tour.

Let hotel historian, Debra Faulkner, show you around the property and enlighten you with all the juicy details of various love affairs that have taken place at The Brown Palace over the past century.

For more information on Valentine’s Day Specials and Packages available at The Brown Palace, please call 303.297.3111 or email concierge@brownpalace.com.

Kitchen Talk: Five Dishes You Won’t Want to Miss

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 3.14.28 PMWith multiple restaurants and a wide variety of menu options and dining atmospheres, The Brown Palace really does have it all when it comes to eating out in downtown Denver. Romantic date nights, special occasions, happy hour, afternoon tea, and Sunday Brunch are just a few of the unique offerings available for guests.  Here are some of our favorite selections from the Brown Palace kitchen:

Prime Rib (Ship Tavern) – With two different ways to enjoy this signature dish, you really can’t go wrong. The open-faced sandwich on light rye with au jus is a local favorite.  Or, try the slow roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes, French beans, au jus and horseradish for a mouthwatering, robust entree.

Signature Black Bottom Pie (Ship Tavern)  – A 40-year-old recipe that has stood the test of time. This slice of heaven keeps it simple but delicious with a dark chocolate coated, classic pie crust filled with vanilla crème and finished with a luscious whipped crème topping.

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Sunday Champaign Brunch (Ellyngton’s) – Ellyngton’s Sunday brunch buffet spread is a lavish and delicious way to spend a Sunday morning. From fresh waffles and omelets made to order to a grilled meat and seafood station, salads, sushi, pastries and delectable cocktails, this award-winning brunch is just as opulent as the surroundings. Diners can choose from four options: brunch only, Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and Dom Perignon.

Diver Scallops (Palace Arms) – Colorado might be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love our seafood! Scallops are cooked to perfection and served with buttermilk fried sweetbreads over dirty rice mixed with blackeyed peas, okra, Tasso ham gravy and kale. This dish is a melt-in-your-mouth entrée you won’t want to miss.

Caesar Salad – Simple but delicious! Enjoy a classic Caesar with romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons and house-made Caesar dressing.  Enjoy as a part of the four or eight course tasting menu or as a delicious lunchtime snack with the addition of grilled chicken or salmon.

Palace Arms’ New Chef Creates a Delightful New Menu

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. Dinner at the Palace Arms

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.

Denver Restaurants: Palace Arms at The Brown Palace in Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.

palace_armsOpenTable 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.

Valentine’s Day Planner – The Brown Palace

Valentine’s Day in Denver means romance is in the air. The options you have on how to spend this special day are endless. With that being said, here at The Brown we think you should take it upon yourself to make this year different than the others. One that will leave her (or him) speechless and feeling the love for a long time to come.

To accomplish this, allow us here at The Brown to pamper both you and your partner so you can focus more on each other as you spend the day as a couple. Just what would this entail you ask? Well it’s simple, follow this short guide to making this February 14 a Valentine’s Day to remember at The Brown.

Flowers. Stop by The Brown Palace Flower Shop and choose from a variety of elegant fresh floral arrangements for your special someone. Flowers are one the easiest ways to the heart and our arrangements would leave anyone feeling special.

Afternoon Tea. Share with one another the experience of The Brown’s longstanding Afternoon Tea tradition. Scones, tea pastries, and sandwiches are prepared daily. You will also be delighted to find out that Afternoon Tea boasts the soothing sounds of a a harpist or pianist every day.

Cocktails at Ship Tavern. With our wide variety of signature cocktails, micro-brews, and wines you can indulge in a few pre-dinner drinks that are sure to lead you into one romantic meal.

Dinner at Palace Arms. Considered as the crown jewel of The Brown Palace, our Palace Arms restaurant offers contemporary fine dining at its best. Dinner here is something that we feel everyone in Denver needs to experience at least once, so what better excuse to do so than Valentine’s Day?

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.

After a long day of celebrating at The Brown extend your stay to one of our luxurious rooms. Rates begin at $152/night and rooms include exceptional accommodations to all visitors. For more information regarding reservations or for general inquiries please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at concierge@brownpalace.com.

We look forward to having you and remember make this Valentine’s Day in Denver one to forever remember.

Meet Executive Chef Thanawat Bates

With a knack for creating innovative dishes and an exquisite attention to detail, Executive Chef Thanawat Bates brings his unique flavor to Palace Arms here at The Brown Palace.  Learn about his favorite ingredients and must try dishes in the video above, then stop in this weekend for a delicious meal in an intimate setting.