CHARLOTTE, N.C. – February 1, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte welcomes guests to celebrate their love in luxury this Valentine’s Day, complete with intimate culinary offerings, delectable desserts, romantic cocktails and a peaceful spa escape.
Dinner in the Design Studio
An intimate candlelit dinner – complete with a six-course personalized menu and wine pairing – awaits in the Design Studio. The unique nook on the sixth floor, which usually hosts couples seeking to plan their special day, will be transformed into a culinary destination from February 10th – 17th, welcoming a couple or a group of up to eight each day to enjoy a romantic getaway in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.
The Punch Room + K Lounge
Bob Peters, Head Mixologist at The Punch Room, will serve two specialty libations the week of Valentine’s Day. His sultry “Love Punch” will feature passionfruit, prosecco and gin, garnished with a vibrant hibiscus flower. This year’s Valentine’s Day-themed cocktail will be crafted with bourbon, passion fruit, and orange, served in a unique glass for two. To complement his creations, Chef Richard Gras will prepare a special dish comprising foie gras with passionfruit, fresh basil, and spiced bread.
In the lobby, the new flask-focused menu at K Lounge invites couples to indulge in one of five unique creations, featuring the signature “K Flask” and the holiday-focused “Harmony.” Smoked pork belly with pomegranate, brussel sprouts and sherry vinegar will be offered to complement the cocktails throughout the week.
Hidden Wine + Bar Cocoa
In honor of the romantic holiday, the sommelier at Hidden Wine will guide couples through a limited-time blending experience to create a red wine “Love Potion” coupled with rich fondue. Hotel guests and locals who wish to surprise their sweethearts may purchase a limited time Wine and Truffle pairing – a collaboration between the Hidden Wine boutique and Bar Cocoa dessert shop.
Lovers of all things sweet will enjoy Bar Cocoa’s Valentine’s Day treats designed by Chef Crystal Broadbent, including rose cake pops, love letter sugar cookies, red wine chocolate cupcakes and a handcrafted cupcake bouquet ($60). For couples seeking a holiday-themed date, two Valentine’s Day Cocoa Lab classes will be held in the hotel’s private Bar Cocoa kitchen from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. during the month of February.
An upscale couples’ massage is the ideal Valentine’s Day escape at the bi-level penthouse spa. To accommodate additional guests who wish to book the coveted massage, a second couples’ treatment room will be available for a limited time. Guests who book the massage – and have a reservation at the hotel – have the option to book a Bath Butler to run a romantic bath complete with ESPA products ($45). Celebrators of “Gal-entine’s” Day will enjoy a girls’ day complete with a seasonal sweet cream sugar body scrub and “Front Porch Punch” massage lotion. Each seasonal treatment has the option of a punch accompaniment, created by the famed Mixologist Bob Peters.
The AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte is located at 201 East Trade Street in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. To book a Hidden Dinner or discover further information about the hotel and its seasonal offerings, please call +1-704-547-2244, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/charlotte or engage directly with the hotel at https://www.facebook.com/ritzcarltoncharlotte. For room reservations, call 1-800-241-3333 or contact a travel professional.