Holiday Afternoon Tea
December 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., $32 per adult, $12 per child 11 under
A treasured tradition among Charlotteans, this beloved seasonal event is presented in the hotel’s beautiful Urban Sip, complete with panoramic views of the city. The occasion includes special holiday sweets as well as connoisseur teas, savory finger sandwiches, delicate Ritz-Carlton scones and an array of treats from Bar Cocoa. A special children’s menu is also available. Reserve at (704) 547-2244.
Cocoa Lab Classes
Priced at $75 per person including parking, and keepsake apron and several dozen cookies to take home. Enjoy Cocoa Lab’s hands-on classes and work alongside one of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte's award-winning chefs to create sweet delicacies that you will sample at the end of the class. Limited to eight students per session (minimum age 18), with reservations available at (704) 547-2244.
December 7, 8, 14, 15 or 21
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (extended session priced at $125, including lunch and 180 cookies to take home)
Let us help you get your baking off to a festive start. In this extended class, students will spend time with the talented culinary team of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte baking all-time favorite cookies to share with family, friends and colleagues. This class includes a box lunch of Oven-Roasted Turkey Sandwich, Pasta Salad and Fresh Fruit. The best part ….participants can take home three dozen of each cookie flavor. The cookie menu includes:
--White Chocolate with Orange and Pecans
BLT Steak Christmas Eve Dining
December 24, 2013
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The restaurant will offer its regular dinner menu as well as Blackboard Specials.
Christmas Dining at BLT Steak
December 25, 2013
Noon to 6 p.m.
The restaurant will offer its dinner menu and Blackboard Specials throughout the afternoon.
New Year’s Eve in The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge
December 31, 2013
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Lobby Lounge will play host to a complimentary New Year’s Eve party, featuring a DJ and live music. Guests are warmly invited to ring in 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Lobby Lounge.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at BLT Steak
December 31, 2013
5 p.m. to midnight
The restaurant will offer its dinner menu and Blackboard Specials.
Holiday Tree Viewing
To December 29
The hotel’s eight-foot French macaron holiday tree will be available for viewing in the Lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, with further holiday sights to include a four-foot sleigh made all of sugar, pulled by a crew of delectable chocolate reindeer.
Bar Cocoa Holiday Selections
Bar Cocoa will offer a special Macaron of the Month and Peppermint Chocolate Cupcake for December, as well as an array of sweet stocking stuffers, Coconut Snowmen, and Linzer and Gingerbread Man holiday cookies. Bûche de Noël Specialty Cakes will also be available for purchase between December 1 and December 25.
Norman Love Confections at Bar Cocoa
Holiday Confections from Norman Love will be available in festive holiday packaging, featuring flavors of Candy Cane, Christmas Cookie, Java Jingle, White Christmas and S ’Mores.
Chocolate Afternoon Tea in The Lobby Lounge
Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A uniquely Ritz-Carlton experience, this contemporary tea is presented daily amidst the sights and aromas of Bar Cocoa dessert boutique and the warming fireplace of The Lobby Lounge. Highlights include holiday flavors from Bar Cocoa, along with finger sandwiches, traditional scones and an array of specialty teas.
Seasonal Cocktails in The Lobby Lounge
Cinnamon Orchard: Apple and Cinnamon-Infused Bacardi Rum, Brown Sugar Simple Syrup,
Apple Cider, Soda
Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkin-Infused Gentlemen Jack, Butterscotch Schnapps, Cream, Cinnamon
The Lobby Lounge or Urban Sip Live Entertainment
Enjoy live entertainment in The Lobby Lounge or Urban Sip, usually offered on Friday and Saturday evenings and select week nights. The following performers are scheduled to be featured this month:
Friday, December 6 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Bobby Aycock Duo
Saturday, December 7 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Rodney Shelton Duo
Friday, December 13 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Bobby Aycock Duo
Saturday, December 14 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Rodney Shelton Duo
Friday, December 20 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Bobby Aycock Duo
Saturday, December 21 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Bobby Aycock Duo
Friday, December 27 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Greg Cagle Duo
Saturday, December 28 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Rodney Shelton Duo
Friday, December 6 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Robyn Springer Duo
Saturday, December 7 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 5th and York
Friday, December 13 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 5th and York
Saturday, December 14 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Greg Cagle Duo
Friday, December 20 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 5th and York
Saturday, December 21 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Robyn Springer Duo
Friday, December 27 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 5th and York
Saturday, December 28 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Robyn Springer Duo
Spa & Wellness Center Offerings
Holiday Pumpkin Peel (50 minutes), $125
Brightens and transforms the skin with luscious pumpkin, bringing new hydration in time for the chill of winter.MASSAGE AND BODY TREATMENTS:
Season Scrub - Buttered Rum Holiday (50 minutes), $135
An intoxicating and sweet exfoliation using a special blend of brown sugar, premium aged rum and rice bran oil with a hint of delicious butterscotch. This tempting treatment finishes with a peppery caramel body milk lotion, leaving skin soft and hydrated. You’re buttered up and ready to enjoy the holiday season!Hot Stone Massage (75 minutes), $195
The warmth of heated stones penetrates and relaxes muscles, easing body tension and helping to increase circulation. Guests may select from three scents of the season, including:
- Cinnamon-Clove -- Warms the soul and refreshes
- Frankincense -- Relaxes the soul and detoxifies
- Peppermint --Restores the soul and revitalizes
Bourbon Vanilla Manicure & Pedicure (70 minutes), $105
An indulgent experience which includes a bourbon and vanilla aroma exfoliation, followed by a sweet vanilla cream massage and application of a favorite color of the seasonWEEKDAY SELECTION:
Winter Indulgence – Available Tuesday through Thursday
Enjoy a 15% savings off any of our Holiday Specials. Weekday offer may not be combined with any other spa promotions or discounts and is subject to holiday and non-holiday exclusions.
Holiday Spa Events and Promotions
December Event – The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card
Available December 1 to 24, 2013, a signature Honey Chocolate ME! Bath Ball from The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte will be presented by The Spa & Wellness Center to every purchaser of a $250 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card. A coveted holiday present, The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card is valid for stays, dining, spa and recreation experiences at many Ritz-Carlton hotel and resorts worldwide. The ME! Bath Ball is a flavorful, moisturizing scoop of luxury, perfect for bringing the spa bath environment into one’s own home.
Five-course, all-dessert Champagne & Chocolate Dinner, featuring five glorious sweet courses with paired champagnes. Our Chocolate & Champagne Dessert Dinner is offered every Saturday evening, priced at $125 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Tables are limited to parties of no more than two for this unique and spectacular dining experience, offered from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance and will be accepted up to three months in advance. (704) 547-2244.
BLT Steak Sunday Brunch
Saturdays and Sundays
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This weekly brunch offers à la carte breakfast selections in addition to BLT Steak lunch favorites.Menu