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Here’s a delectable list of Valentine’s Day offerings at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress

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Looking for a luxurious way to spend Valentine’s Day with your boo?

In celebration of all things love, the Fairmont Empress has begun rolling out romantic offerings to give you and your partner the opportunity to try something special.

Enjoy exclusive menu items that stretch from a unique and luxurious hot chocolate concoction to a four-course tasting menu and dessert buffet. 

Whether you’re stopping by for a quick drink or a full meal, the Fairmont Empress has you covered! 

Revel in a rich and smooth Red Velvet S’mores and Red Velvet Hot Chocolate on the Veranda—available on February 14th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and February 16th to 18th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This utterly delightful drink is a part of the Hot Chocolate Festival happening in and around Victoria, so some of the proceeds from the drink go towards the BC SPCA Victoria Community Animal Centre.

(Clifford’s Hot Chocolate / Fairmont Empress)

The Q Bar will be offering their Valentine’s Day feature cocktail, The Rose Garden Sour for $22 until February 18th, and a dessert buffet for $40 per person on February 14th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Rose Garden Sour is a blissfully pink creation crafted with romance in mind—a gorgeous mix of Empress Elderflower Rose Gin with sour cherry shrub, egg white, honey rose syrup, and lemon juice that has been shaken over ice and garnished with dried rose petals.

Need we say more?

(The Rose Garden Sour / Fairmont Empress)

Additionally, the Q Restaurant will be offering a four-course tasting menu and dessert buffet for $125 per person on February 14th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This culinary masterpiece will be brought to you by Chef de Cuisine Tyler Paquette and Executive Pastry Chef Gerald Tan. 

This is the perfect opportunity to delight your partner in Victoria’s most romantic locale with four sumptuous courses, and then concluding the magical evening with a devilishly delightful chocolate buffet.

Menu options for the dinner include Sunseeker West Coast Oysters, Truffle Soup, Smoked Beef, Coho, and more. 

If you’re feeling extra fancy, pair it with a bottle of ‘The One’—a French style brut sparkling wine from Noble Ridge in Okanagan Falls for $120. This deal is available until February 18th, or while quantities last.

Availability for this delicious dinner is booking up fast, so don’t wait too long to call and make your reservation!

To round off your evening with a keepsake, there’s a stunning heart-shaped floral arrangement for you and your boo to pose beside.

Give them a little smooch and capture the moment on camera!

(Heart-shaped floral arrangement / Photo by Curtis Blandy)

Valentine’s Day at the Fairmont Empress

  • Where: Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street
  • When: 
    • Veranda: 
      • Hot chocolate: February 14th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and February 16th to 18th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Q Bar:
      • Rose Garden Sour: offering until February 18th during bar hours
      • Dessert Buffet: February 14th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Q Restaurant:
      • Four-course tasting menu and dessert buffet: February 14th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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