14 Days of Chocolate Sunday, February 1: For the Love of Chocolate and Football Brunch
Celebrate the biggest football day of the year with chocolate dessert “champions” such as chocolate macaron “hamburgers,” double chocolate brownies with peppermint Chantilly, milk chocolate crème brulee and the signature Ritz-Carlton cake will be added to The Café’s Sunday brunch. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $75 for adults and $35 for children ages five-12Monday, February 2: My Sweet Valentine
Escape to our romantic couple’s suite to enjoy a luxurious couples massage using a decadent blend of apricot, orange and grape seed oil to nourish and hydrate skin. Indulge longer with our 80 minute massage which also includes Sparkling Wine and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. $340 for 50 minutes; $480 for 80 minutesTuesday, February 3: Special “Mint and Six” after dinner cocktail at The Lobby Lounge
Enjoy this festive cocktail on February 3 only. The “Mint and Six” is a refreshing after dinner libation featuring Fonesca “Bin 27” port, fresh lime juice, chocolate mint, simple syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and a chocolate mint leaf garnish. $14Wednesday, February 4: Pastry Chef Meet and Greet
Pastry chefs and the hotel General Manager will make an appearance in the lobby of the hotel for a meet and greet with guests, who can stop by to sample chocolate fondue and enticing lollipops. 6 to 7 p.m.Thursday, February 5: Chocolate Cotton Candy
Guests will enjoy chocolate cotton candy served three ways in the lobby. 3 to 5 p.m.Friday, February 6: Stone Fruit Truffle cocktail at The Lobby Lounge
This “Chocolate Royale” liqueur and Ketel One vodka cocktail is topped with cream and Leopold Michigan Tart cherry liqueur and polished off with a brandy cherry garnish. $14 Saturday, February 7: VIK (“Very Important Kid”) Children’s Scavenger Hunt
Children will receive a special wristband denoting “VIK” status when checking in for an overnight stay, and will be rewarded with the hotel’s house-made chocolate bark upon completing a self-guided scavenger hunt. February 1 through 14Sunday, February 8: Chocolate Couture Sunday Brunch
Brunch offerings will be custom-designed with intricate chocolate detailing. Specialty chocolate and Valentine’s themed desserts will include Bailey’s milk chocolate, red velvet whoopie pies, chocolate cheesecake and the signature Ritz-Carlton cake. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $75 for adults and $35 for children ages five-12Monday, February 9: Be Mine Valentine Package
Indulge in a package showcasing the best of the spa’s February offerings including the Sweet Red Rose Facial (50 minutes), I “Love” Massage (65 minutes), Chocolate Covered Pedicure (50 minutes), and extras such as chocolate truffles and sparkling wine. Please allow up to three and a half hours for this relaxing combination of treatments. $395Tuesday, February 10: Chocolate Covered Pedicure
Treat your feet to a lavish “almost edible” pedicure. Strawberries gently exfoliate dull skin with natural salicylic acid and enriched vitamin C. Next, a chocolate mousse deeply hydrates, leaving skin smooth, supple and delightfully sweet. Nails are then groomed to perfection and coated with your desired polish. The 75 minute treatment also includes a warm stone massage and chocolate-covered strawberries. $85 for 50 minutes; $140 for 75 minutesWednesday, February 11: Pastry Chef Meet and Greet
Pastry chefs and the hotel General Manager will make an appearance in the lobby of the hotel for a meet and greet with guests, who can stop by to sample macaroon treats. 6 to 7 p.m.Thursday, February 12: An Evening of Port and Chocolate
Guests that stay on the Club Lounge level will enjoy an exclusive port and chocolate tasting with sommelier Linda Torres. 6 to 7 p.m.Friday, February 13: “Break the Bark” in the lobby
Break off a piece of the homemade chocolate bar in the lobby while enjoying homemade hot chocolate. 3 to 5 p.m.Saturday, February 14: Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Café
Make a reservation for Valentine’s Day dinner in the Café featuring a four-course dinner with choice of three options for each course. Dinner will conclude with specialty chocolate dessert such as dark hot chocolate with sugar-coated beignets, whipped cream and raspberry jam. $115 per person
Month of Risotto
Drawing inspiration from Northern Italy, executive chef Franck Steigerwald reinvents this traditional recipe with unique seasonal fare such as octopus, morel mushrooms, pears and more.
Tuesday, March 3: Calamari risotto with piment d’Espelette
Wednesday, March 4: Wild mushroom risotto with parsley and dry-aged parmesan
Thursday, March 5: Lobster risotto with brunoise of lemon and Sicilian olive oil
Friday, March 6: Zucchini pesto risotto
Saturday, March 7: Milanese risotto with gremolata
Tuesday, March 10: Smoked tomato risotto with shrimp and extra virgin olive oil
Wednesday, March 11: Cauliflower risotto with fried garlic and ricotta cheese
Thursday, March 12: Pear risotto with grappa and Robiola cheese
Friday March 13: Green and white asparagus risotto with mascarpone cheese
Saturday, March 14: Littleneck clams risotto with yuzu lemon
Tuesday, March 17: Corn and basil risotto with ricotta and mascarpone cheese
Wednesday, March 18: Artichoke risotto with goat cheese and paprika
Thursday, March 19: Black risotto with grilled baby octopus
Friday, March 20: Duck confit risotto and red wine sauce
Saturday, March 21: Scallop risotto with tarragon and citrus fruit
Tuesday, March 24: Carbonara-style risotto
Wednesday, March 25: Morel mushroom risotto with pecorino cheese
Thursday, March 26: Short rib risotto with black peppercorn
Friday, March 27: Fennel risotto with pickled carrot and chives
Saturday, March 28: Truffle risotto with dry-aged parmesan cheese
Tuesday March 31: Pea and mint risotto with hazelnut and extra virgin olive oil
Risotto Month will be offered in addition to the regular dinner menu at The Café for $16 per person. The nightly specials will take place from March 3 through 31, excluding Sundays and Mondays, when the restaurant is closed. For reservations, please call 404.240.7035.
Ongoing and Specialty Events in The Café and The Lobby Lounge Lobby Lounge Coffee Cart
Start your morning with an Illy espresso beverage and pastry from our Coffee Cart, open seven days a week from
7 - 11 a.m.
Bow Ties and Bourbon
Master the art of tying the perfect bow tie with personal instructions from our Bow Tie Experts and taste bourbons every Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. We also have signature Ritz-Carlton bow ties available in The Boutique.
Hand-Crafted Sodas in The Cafe
Using fresh, natural ingredients, the seasonal soda flavors are Cranberry, Spiced Apple and Citrus Thyme. They can be enjoyed as a refreshing beverage during lunch or as an adult cocktail in the evenings.
Sushi and Specialty Cocktails in The Lobby Lounge
Sushi and hand-crafted cocktails are offered Thursday through Saturday from 5 - 9 p.m.
Visit our Lobby Lounge Thursday through Saturday evenings for entertainment by talented artists including singer and trumpet player Joe Gransden; innovative jazz and pop sax player Nick Longo and his cutting-edge quartet; singer, songwriter, pianist and harmonica player James Patrick Morgan, and jazz/pop ensembles. Schedules will vary.
Sunday Brunch and Bubble Bar
Our lavish Brunch is held every Sunday featuring over 100 items. With something for everyone, the Brunch offers made-to-order dishes, a carving station, culinary displays and an amazing array of desserts. Winning numerous awards each year, the Sunday Brunch also has a Bubble Bar for a Kir, Bellini or glass of Champagne.
Tea sandwiches, pastries and warm scones are served in The Lobby Lounge, daily with seatings at 2 and 3 p.m.