Hotel Grand Pacific Offers Double the Valentine's Options for Celebrating Couples


Romantic menus offered in both The Mark and The Pacific Restaurant with wine and tea pairings

January 19, 2012; Victoria, B.C. – The Hotel Grand Pacific is extending their “What you want, where you want it” promise to Valentine’s diners this year, offering couples a number of ways to customize their romantic meal at both The Mark and The Pacific.

Located right on Victoria’s romantic Inner Harbour, February 14 dinner guests will be able to choose from a seven-course menu at the intimate and upscale Mark, or a three-course version in the casually elegant Pacific Restaurant. Additionally, Valentine’s cocktails, freshly shucked oysters, and a dessert made for sharing will be available from Friday, February 10, giving romantics flexibility in when they celebrate their love.

For those diners wishing to indulge in the hotel’s award-wining wine program, wine pairings for each of the dishes will be available. However, for those preferring to abstain from alcohol, the hotel’s respected tea program provides suggested pairings for each of the dishes as well, offering a complete gastronomic experience that can be enjoyed by all diners. 

The Mark, one of Victoria’s most exclusive and romantic dining rooms, will offer a menu comprising seven courses for $159 per couple, with tea pairings priced at $18 per person, and wine pairings $45 per person. Highlights of the menu include the chilled seafood platter for two with freshly shucked oysters, beet gravlax of sockeye salmon and scallop ceviche; the seared sablefish served with beluga lentil ragout, roasted baby leeks and tomato hollandaise; and a chocolate tasting plate for two with a trio of dark, milk and white chocolate ganache, sparkle cookies, roasted strawberries, port truffles and raspberry biscotti. The full menu can be accessed here.

The Pacific Restaurant will offer diners a three-course version of The Mark’s menu for just $89 per couple, with tea pairings priced at $12 per person, and wine pairings $25 per person. The full menu can be accessed here.

The bar team at the Hotel Grand Pacific have created dreamy list of custom cocktails perfect for romance, which will be available from Friday, February 10 through to Valentine’s Day. Among the concoctions:
o Geisha: peppercorn-infused vodka, strawberry purée, topped with sparkling sake
o Cinnamon Heart: Silk Road Ruby Pagoda Tea, Goldschlager and a cinnamon stick
o Tender Heart: Campari, Fraise liqueur, orange juice and sparkling wine

Dinner guests wishing to add the perfect touch of luxury to their evening can take advantage of the Hotel Grand Pacific’s “Sweetheart of a Deal” promotional rate – stay in one of the property’s elegant Victoria Rooms on February 10 – 19, 2012 for just $99/night, or a Pacific Suite for $139/night. This promotional rate is open to all guests and is not contingent on dining at the hotel. Reservations can be made online or by calling 250.386.0450 (toll-free 1.800.663.7550).

Online reservations for dinner at either The Mark or The Pacific can be made through the website; and phone reservations for both can be made by calling 250.380.4458.

The Hotel Grand Pacific offers guests what they want, where they want it. Conveniently located on the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria, it is the perfect choice for the lifestyle traveller seeking an alternative from the traditional branded hotel stay.  With 304 spacious guestrooms and suites, the Hotel Grand Pacific is renowned for delivering an exceptional and personalized guest service experience. With a focus on health and wellness, the hotel offers complimentary access to the Victoria Athletic Club, located on-site. Relax at the spa or dine at the all-day Pacific Restaurant or The Mark, an award-winning fine dining restaurant.  The Hotel Grand Pacific is a proud member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

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