The Brown Hotel has been Louisville’s destination for romance for nearly a century, offering Louisvillians a place to fall in love and to hold their dream weddings. For its 85th Valentine’s Day, The Brown Hotel is pulling out all the stops, offering a variety of romantic packages and menus with amorous amenities including roses, gourmet dinner and luxurious accommodations for two. Reservations may be made for either dining option by calling Neal Ward, English Grill Manager at 502-736-2998.
Executive chef Laurent Géroli and his culinary team have created two memorable menus to celebrate this special day. On Saturday, February 14 from 5:30 to 6 p.m., guests may enjoy the An Evening with Jack Jones and the Louisville Orchestra package for $149 per person which includes the three-course dinner with wine pairings, gratuity, tax, self-parking and tickets for the Jack Jones performance at 8 p.m. at The Palace. Dinner is available on its own for $55 per person excluding wine, tax and gratuity. Tables must be vacant by 7:30 p.m. Guests will be offered a choice of Roasted Beet Salad with Capriole Farms Goat Cheese, micro basil and sherry wine vinaigrette; or Serrano Ham-wrapped Shrimp with smoked tomato risotto and Manchego cheese for appetizers. Entrée choices include Roasted Farm Raised Scottish Salmon with green asparagus gratin, pomme étagère and Minus 8 vinaigrette glaze; Wild Mushroom Stuffed French Cut Chicken with fingerling potatoes, haricots verts and truffle cream sauce; or Cast Iron Roasted Angus Petit Filet Mignon of Beef with rösti potatoes and caramelized carrots in a peppercorn sauce. This romantic dinner will end with Chocolate Raspberry Dome with spun sugar and Chambord reduction.
The special Valentine’s Day menu includes five courses for $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is available between 8 and 9 p.m. The menu starts with a soup of Truffle Chanterelle Bisque with pistachio bourbon candies; a salad of White Asparagus Terrine with pumpkin seed oil and red grape emulsion; and an appetizer of Foie Gras on toasted brioche with seared scallop and Minus 8 vinegar reduction. After an intermezzo, entrée choices will include Poached Lobster in lavender honey butter, capellini pasta, morel mushrooms, and baby Brussels sprout hazelnut vinaigrette; Cast Iron Roasted Angus Filet Mignon of Beef with rösti potatoes and caramelized carrots with a peppercorn sauce; or Moroccan Seasoned Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb with sweet potato goat cheese gratin and orange scented saffron jus. A Chocolate Raspberry dome with spun sugar and Chambord reduction will provide a sweet ending to the evening.
For guests wishing to extend their evening, an array of romantic packages are available including:
♥ An Evening with Jack Jones and The Louisville Orchestra
This Valentine’s Day, cuddle up with your sweetie for the romantic styling of Jack Jones. More than the musical genius who wrote the theme to The Love Boat, Jones brings us “Call Me Irresponsible” and “The Impossible Dream.” This package includes two $60 tickets to see Jack Jones with The Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, February 14, a Luxury King room, valet parking, a gourmet three-course dinner in The English Grill, breakfast for two in J. Graham's Cafe, and all taxes and gratuities. $549
♥ Be My Valentine
Treat your Valentine with an overnight stay in a Deluxe King room on a privately keyed club level floor. This will give you access to the Club Lounge which features complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon snacks during the day and complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks at night. The Be My Valentine package also includes a five-course gourmet dinner for two in The English Grill with seating between 8 and 9 p.m., complimentary valet parking, breakfast for two in J. Graham’s Café and all taxes and gratuities. $458
♥ Celebrate Our Love
Celebrate the love of your life in your choice of a Deluxe or Club Deluxe King room. This package includes complimentary valet parking, one dozen roses, a bottle of Gruet sparkling wine, a specially crafted chocolate chest filled with petit chocolates and breakfast for two in J. Graham’s Café. All taxes and gratuities are included. Deluxe $314; Club Deluxe $351
♥ Valentine Escape Package
Enjoy a romantic Valentine escape in one of our one-bedroom suites. A gourmet three-course dinner for two will be served in your suite, complete with a bottle of Moët et Chandon Imperial Rose and one dozen red roses. Breakfast will be served to you in your room the next morning! All taxes and gratuities are included. $729
The Brown Hotel, located at Fourth and Broadway, has been a Louisville tradition for 85 years. It is home to the four-diamond English Grill and the casual venue, J. Graham’s Café where guests can try the legendary sandwich called “The Hot Brown.” The Brown Hotel is also a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America. For more information or to book a romantic package, visit The Brown’s website at www.brownhotel.com  or call 502-583-1234.