Month of Love at Willows Lodge
In addition to its annual Aphrodisiac Menu, which will be offered as a special throughout February, Chef Bobby Moore and his F&B team, along with their significant others, will host a series of cooking classes every Wednesday in February at 5:30 p.m. As always, cooking classes are FREE but space is limited, so first come, first serve.
Themes for the “Cooking with Your Sweetheart” series are as follows:
• February 6 – Chef Bobby Moore & wife Michelle – Breakfast in Bed – Sweet & Savory Crepes
• February 13 – Wine Director Matt Davis & wife Suzanne – Cooking with Woodinville Wines - Coq au Vin and Wine Poached Pears
• February 20 – Chief Mixologist Court Knoop & wife Kristine – Cooking with Woodinville Whiskey - Steak with Caramelized Onions and Woodinville Whiskey
• February 27 – Pastry Chef Matt Kelley & wife Marcy – Cooking with chocolate
Chef Peter Birk at BOKA restaurant + bar will create a special Valentine’s Day Fresh Sheet in addition to its regular menu…available to view at http://www.bokaseattle.com/1valentines-day.aspx.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, BOKA will re-launch its Spontaneitini offering guests a chance to take action the next time they are feeling spontaneous. A Spontaneitini includes two specialty cocktails at BOKA and a key to a Luxe room at Hotel 1000. Perfect for those who’d like to add a little spice to their relationship … The Spontaneitini will be available year-round starting at $250 after the Valentine’s Day launch.
1 ½ oz. Boulard Grand Calvados
½ oz. Briottet Crème de Cassis
Top off with Louis Roderer Brut Reime
Garnish with 3 gold-dipped bourbon cherries
Champagne Drinking Lesson at Hunt Club
Chef Dan Gilmore has created an exclusive build-your-own Valentine’s Day menu, which will be served throughout the weekend. In addition to the amuse bouche, starter, entrée and dessert trio, guests may choose from any number of supplemental dishes, such as foie gras, oysters or Dungeness crab.
Additionally, Hunt Club Bar at Sorrento Hotel will host a very special Champagne Drinking Lesson on Wednesday, February 13 with two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Every second Wednesday of the month leading bartenders, drink historians and quality distillers deliver an animated, often collaborative, 1.5 hour lesson in the preparation and history of distinct spirits and libations. Guests will learn about the origins and famed history of one of the world’s most celebratory libations.
Advanced ticket purchase required and can be made by visiting the Sorrento Nights social calendar at www.hotelsorrento.com/social-calendar/.
Big Sky’s the Limit at Rainbow Ranch Lodge
Get romantic and rugged this Valentine’s Day at Rainbow Ranch Lodge in southwest Montana. Stay in a graciously appointed luxury guestroom or suite, complete with a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne and rose petals. Enjoy a wood-burning fireplace while she enjoys a hair and makeup session to get ready for an enchanting evening together.
Indulge in a four-course dinner handcrafted by Executive Chef Ian Troxler, followed by handcrafted cocktails by the fire. Relax in an oversized tub with Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub and Milk Souffle Body Crème, along with an in-room dessert tasting.
Before heading home, swing by local favorite Alara Jewerly in Bozeman, with a $500 credit towards a jewelry selection of her choice. For more information visit www.rainbowranchbigsky.com.
Package is available February 1-28, 2013. Rates starting from $1,265 per night, tax and gratuity not included.
A Night to Remember at Salish Lodge & Spa
Embark on a romantic journey via private limousine to Salish Lodge & Spa perched above the breathtaking Snoqualmie Falls. Settle into a River View Suite overlooking the crest of the falls, where a bottle of chilled Dom Perignon Champagne awaits with two keepsake crystal Salish champagne flutes. Enjoy a side-by-side chocolate massage in the Fireside Spa Treatment Room, followed by a romantic, six-course wine paired dinner for two at a private table in the dining room overlooking the roaring falls.
Other in-room delights include a champagne bath and bath butler service, house made chocolate lollipops to dip in Salish honey and cinnamon, as well as late-night access to the soaking pools at The Spa from 10 p.m.–12 a.m. Complete the stay with the award-winning Country Breakfast and Honey from Heaven service in the privacy of the suite.
For more information visit www.salishlodge.com.
Package is exclusively available Thursday, February 14, 2013. Rates start from $2,499, tax and gratuity not included. Limousine transportation must be within 30 miles of the lodge or additional charges will apply. 72 hours advance notice required.
Diamonds from the Islands at Friday Harbor House
Comb the beaches of Puget Sound on a romantic getaway to Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island. Slow down to island time in the coastal town of Friday Harbor and enjoy an overnight stay in a cliff-side, harbor view room in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a customized, eight-course chef’s dinner for two, with local wine pairings.
In-room delights include a dozen red roses, homemade chocolate truffles with a customized message written in chocolate, a bottle of Chartogne-Taillet Champagne, and a gift basket from local organic Pelindaba Lavender Farm (www.pelindabalavender.com/the-farm).
Complete the romance with a customized experience at Heart of the Islands jewelry, where owners Dan and Diane Levin will offer a favored island tradition, with her choice of the signature Heart of the Islands pendant (gold with diamonds), earrings or charm — or opt for a different design.
For more information, visit www.fridayharborhouse.com.
Package is available Thursday, Feb. 14 - Saturday, Feb. 6, 2013. Rates start from $669, tax, gratuity and jewelry purchase not included. Heart of the Islands jewelry starts at $595.
Romance heats up at The Woodmark on Valentine’s Day
The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point is sharing the love with Valentine’s Day packages designed to help couples ignite the romance in their lives. With three overnight packages, spa deals and specially crafted menus, The Woodmark is the ultimate Valentine’s Day getaway from the everyday.
Along with the Woodmark’s signature champagne upon arrival — including pink champagne for guests checking in on Valentine’s Day — the hotel’s Valentine’s Day packages feature:
• Lover’s Choice Package: Guests can surprise their loved one with a lakeside escape tailored specifically for each couple with overnight accommodations for two, in-room dessert amenity of chocolate-covered strawberries with a bottle of champagne or chocolate truffles with a bottle of wine, choice of one 50-minute massage per person at Northwest Face Spa or a $150 credit to the Woodmark restaurant bin on the lake with a complimentary wine flight (up to a $30 value) and complimentary valet parking.
Rates starting at $309 per night and valid through February 28, 2013.
• Lakeside Rendezvous Package: Watch the sparks fly with overnight accommodations for two; in-room chocolate strawberries, a bottle of champagne and rose petal display; a $50 credit to bin on the lake and complimentary valet parking.
Rates starting at $259 per night and valid through June 15, 2013.
• Boats and Bubbles Proposal Package: Pop the question with overnight accommodations for two, a twilight lake cruise onboard the Woodmark II, a romantic celebratory dinner at bin on the lake, in-room dessert amenity of chocolate-covered strawberries with a bottle of champagne or truffles with a bottle of wine, one dozen long-stem roses and complimentary valet parking.
Rates starting at $379 per night and valid through June 15, 2013.
In addition to overnight accommodations, The Woodmark invites guests to indulge their senses at its two restaurants — bin on the lake is celebrating with a Valentine’s Day menu and a Valentine’s Kiss cocktail and Beach Café is creating a specialty cocktail menu and expertly crafted Valentine’s Day dishes.
The Woodmark’s Northwest Face Spa has created three rejuvenating specials for couples. The Romeo & Juliet package includes a romantic retreat a 30-minute “sweet-ish” massage and pedicure per person with complimentary champagne for $220. The Cupid Retreat features an 80-minute soothing river rock stone couple’s massage that melts tension and encourages relaxation for $290. The spa’s Venus Retreat includes a full leg and bikini wax and a pedicure with chocolate foot mask for $165. The spa specials will be available through February 25, 2013.
For more information about the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa and to make reservations, call (425) 822-3700 or visit www.thewoodmark.com.