FALL IN LOVE WITH FAIRMONT HOTELS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Wine and dine your Valentine at a Fairmont Hotel in the Pacific Northwest this Valentine’s Day. Whether celebrating the special day with a romantic dining experience or an evening getaway, Fairmont has you covered.

Fairmont Empress

Spend Valentine’s Day in the romance-inspiring setting of Vancouver Island, situated next to Victoria’s stunning Inner Harbour. Canada’s Castle on the Coast, Fairmont Empress will have guests love struck by the sea. According to Amazon Canada, Victoria once again tops its 10th annual list of the most romantic cities in Canada.

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a 5-course menu in Q Restaurant, priced at $98 per person with $50 wine pairings. The most romantic dining room in the city, Q at The Empress is the place to be on Vancouver Island. Overlooking the Inner Harbour, the iconic dining room is a dreamy location to watch the sunset with loved ones or cozy up and enjoy watching the rain fall. Begin the evening with Northern Divine Caviar, Wagyu Beef Carpaccio and Sorbet, followed by a choice of main course from options such as Yarrow Meadow’s Duck Breast with Empress Honey Shellac or the Pan Seared Petrale Sole accompanied with BC Honey Mussels topped with Sea Cider Beurre Blanc. Finish the evening with tableside service from the Q Dessert Cart, featuring decadent desserts brought right to the table for guests to choose from. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made here or by calling (250) 389-2727.

Fairmont Empress is made for sweet moments and romantic gestures. Book the ‘Couple’s Island Escape’ and enjoy luxurious accommodations along with a romantic breakfast in bed. This dreamy package comes with a handwritten love letter from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria. A Valentine’s Day stay at Fairmont Empress gives guests the opportunity to live like kings and queens and create the perfect moment for that special someone. Those looking to be even further pampered can melt away with a luxurious couples massage in the Willow Stream Spa, voted as a Top Resort Spa in Canada by Condé Nast. Take some time to re-connect and enjoy this sanctuary of serenity and romance. 

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The culinary team at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Notch8 Restaurant and Bar have created the perfect way to romance the night away with that special someone. On February 14th, guests can enjoy an aphrodisiacal-inspired prix fixe menu priced at $79 per person. Start off the evening with a Chef’s Oyster Bar featuring the Notch8 Oyster and accoutrements such as homemade mignonette and hot sauce. Diners can choose between starters such as Lobster and Smoked Roe Celeriac Veloute or Burrata Cheese Tortellini with Marinated Squash and Pine Nuts, followed by selections of the main course like the Roasted Angus Striploin topped with Maitake Mushrooms and Marrow Jus or Truffle Risotto accompanied by Wild Foraged Mushrooms and topped with Pecorino Cheese. End the evening with a Chocolate Three Ways, a decadent shared dessert with Chocolate Fondant Cake, Malted Chocolate Ice Cream and White Chocolate Powder and is garnished with frozen rose petals and Candied Pistachio. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online here or by calling the reservations line at (604) 662-1900.

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Made with love, the ‘Be Mine’ Sugar Buns are back at giovane cafe + eatery at Fairmont Pacific Rim. A twist on the beloved sugar bun, these passion fruit infused sugar buns are bursting with flavour and coated with a hard dark chocolate mask and cut-out heart. The limited edition sugar buns are available from February 10 – 16 for $7.00 CAD each and pre-orders can be reserved online at giovanecafe.com. 

Romance your Valentine at Botanist with an intimate tasting menu by Executive Chef Hector Laguna. The six-course tasting menu begins with welcome bubbles on arrival followed by decadent dishes such as Northern Divine Caviar, Butter-Poached Lobster, Beetroot Rosette and finishes with a black truffle dessert made with chocolate and choux pastry. The exclusive menu will only be available on Friday, February 14 from 5:30pm – 10:00pm for $168.00 CAD per person and wine pairings for $60.00 CAD per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by contacting vpr.dining@nullfairmont.com

Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Join Executive Chef Nandakishore Rangan in [email protected] restaurant located in the Fairmont Vancouver Airport for an intimate three-course dinner and end the night with a special take home gift per table. The evening begins with a choice of Globe Signature Honey Beer Bread, Chef’s Amuse-Bouche, Crab Bisque or Warm Salad of Duck Confit. The main course on offer is the Cab Tenderloin, Miso Sablefish or Handmade Tagliatelle Pasta. Sweeten up the evening with a shared dessert which includes a Caramel Chocolate Tart, Blackberry Pâté de Fruit and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries coated in praline. Reservations are recommended and can be made online here, by calling 604-248-3281 or by email at fva.reservations@nullfairmont.com. Early diners may join Jetside Lounge from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for the Shuck it, it’s Friday happy hour oyster bar which is back for the evening of Friday, February 14th.

Fairmont Waterfront

ARC Restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront gives both the lovey-dovey couples and the ready-to-mingle singles options this Valentine’s Day. Those in the anti-Valentine’s Day mood can take solace in the “Single in the City” menu, offered in the ARC lounge and featuring such dishes as Cupid Rhymes with Stupid Wings and the Heart Break Cake. Whether consciously uncoupled or still insisting “we were on a break,” no red hearts or flowers are permitted. Chef Anthony Marzo’s interactive tasting menu is a celebration of everything you love to hate about L-O-V-E. 

For those couples looking to swoon-and-dine, ARC Restaurant has created a multi-course set menu made to “win one’s heart through their stomach.” This seafood-forward dinner features decadent dishes of sea urchin, beef tenderloin and lobster…and let’s not forget the desserts. Pair up and indulge for $198 per couple or try your favourites à la carte. 

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.

About ACCOR

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in more than 5000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations. The Group has been acquiring hospitality expertise for more than 50 years, resulting in an unrivaled portfolio of 39 hotel brands, from luxury to economy, supported by one of the most attractive loyalty programs in the world. ALL, Accor Live Limitless is a daily lifestyle companion that integrates rewards, services and experiences bringing value to everyday life inventing a completely new aspirational way to live limitless. Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community via its Planet 21 – Acting Here program and the Accor Solidarity endowment fund, which gives disadvantaged groups access to employment through professional training. Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit accor.com. Or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Media release and image provided by Casey Barks, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

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