Food and romance


This year, our executive chef Luis Clavel has spared no expense in putting together the most romantic menu possible. Enjoy what he calls an “aphrodisiac food experience” with the special person in your life, discovering the true link between food and romance. Our cozy, picturesque dining room with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect backdrop for an engaging dinner for two.

-Aphrodisiac Food Experience-

Valentine’s Day 2015

Saturday, February 14

5pm until 10pm


Artisanal homemade breads, artichoke mascarpone fondue, homemade butter


Smoked oyster 

Coconut lobster royalè, fennel sorbet, finger limes


Striped prawn terrine

Chorizo consommé, avocado ball, prawn foam, cilantro


Olive oil and vanilla shooter



Roasted strip loin, egg ravioli, confit hedgehog mushrooms

“A la plancha” short rib, celeriac bread pudding, watercress 



Tempered chocolate chunk, chai gelato, marshmallow kisses, banana clafouti, deep fried homemade Oreos

$150 per couple

Taxes and gratuities not included

 Call Seasons to reserve 902-490-3331

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New Year’s Eve: low-key or fine dining


Plus: our festive cocktails are on until January 2!

Plus: our festive cocktails are on until January 2!

Whether your into a more casual New Year’s Eve meal, or you’d like a high-end culinary experience, our cozy restaurant Seasons by Atlantica has something to offer you on the last night of 2014! Stay late and ring in the New Year with us, or have a quiet dinner before heading to Grand Parade. Our executive chef and member of Culinary Team Canada, Luis Clavel, has created two menus for December 31. Call soon, reservations are filling up for both New Year’s Eve experiences at Atlantica Hotel Halifax! 902.490.3331 or Be sure to sample our amazing festive cocktails while you’re here.

Option 1


5pm until 10pm



Mushroom velouté with warm mushroom and thyme salad and sherry gastrique



2 types of beets, agave, marinated arugula and goat cheese



Hot smoked salmon, du puy lentils with sour cream, asparagus and lemon



18 hour braised short rib, pommes purée, carrot bacon roast, sprouts and natural jus


Banana split

Banana beignets, melting chocolate, Chantilly, pineapple roast, strawberry gel, crystallized peanuts



Cocoa and vanilla flavored, dulce de leche, fluff and pistachio

$49.95 per person ~ taxes & gratuities not included


Option 2


5pm until 10pm


Tuna crudo + homemade sprouts + ponzu + sesame powder + yuba


Carrot consommé + sour cream foam + pistachio fritter + terrine of game hen


Roasted halibut + curried lobster gnudi + watercress + blue foot mushrooms


Smoked pomegranate


Sous vide lamb loin + lamb cheek sausage and bacon with anise + butternut celeriac tablet + crispy rice + egg plant + sherry gastrique


Peanut look alike + peanut custard + “pb and j sandwich” + cold smoked peanut chocolate + banana ice cream

$85 per person ~ taxes & gratuities not included 

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Festive Turkeys and Hams To-Go

Why not take it easy this holiday season? Order a turkey or ham to-go from Seasons and your family dinner is a breeze. Simply heat it up and serve. Details below!



Available December 1, 2014 thru January 2, 2015

Turkey and ham package include the following items:


Cheddar scones

Selection of:

Atlantica’s butternut squash soup
Market salad with garden vegetables and red pepper balsamic vinaigrette

-Turkey package-

Roasted to perfection and seasoned with sage and rosemary Served with cranberry bacon dressing, apricot cranberry chutney and brown butter gravy

-Ham package-

Smithfield style pork shoulder basted in molasses and thyme and roasted to perfection Served with roasted pineapple and apple mustard glaze
Starch and vegetables
Garlic whipped potatoes and brown sugar braised root vegetables


Sticky toffee pudding with raisins and Chantilly cream

Turkey or ham 10 lb $210.00 • Turkey or ham 20lb $295.00 Add a ham to a turkey dinner for an additional $75.00
Add a 10lb turkey to a ham dinner for $75.00 or a 20lb for $105.00 Taxes are not included

72 hour advance reservation required 

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Our Festive Lunch is Back!

seasons The best reason to get out of the office this holiday season – our festive lunch buffet! It’s the perfect get-together for management teams, small companies or even families.


December 10~12 & December 17~19, 2014

11:30am until 2pm


Roasted butternut squash soup with maple sugar


Petit greens with a selection of N.S. garden vegetables and two dressings

Traditional Caesar, lemon, bacon, parmesan and lemon garlic dressing

Fried potato salad, green beans, curds and bacon pommery mayo

Tortellini, feta and roasted mushroom salad with toasted pine nuts and olive oil rosemary emulsion

Bruschetta style cherry tomato salad, with goat cheese, fresh basil and honey balsamic syrup


Tom roasted turkey, with sage bacon dressing, home-style rosemary gravy

Cranberry apricot chutney

Daily selection of one of the following

Double smoked ham, root beer glaze, dried fruit compote

Pan seared pork loin with double smoked bacon and sundried tomato thyme jus

Herb grilled breast of chicken, forest mushroom ragoût, caramelized onion tarragon cream

Maple ginger cured salmon, lemon beurre blanc

Carving station

Black pepper crusted beef sirloin, horseradish demi


Selection of cakes, pies and layered pastries

Warm apple peach cobbler with Chantilly cream

Rum raisin bread pudding with Crème Anglaise

Holiday cookie selection, French delicatessens

Seasonal fruit with yogurt fondue

Freshly brewed Starbucks coffee and Tazo teas

$25.95 per person ~ Taxes and gratuities not included


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Raising Awareness (and Funds) for Breast Cancer

October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so get out your pink clothing and accessories, go online and find a way to volunteer for, or donate to, this worthy cause. Here at Atlantica Hotel Halifax, we’re proud to be involved in raising awareness for breast cancer a couple of different ways this October.

First up, we are a sponsor of Run for the Cure once again, which is happening at the Halifax Common on Sunday, October 5. We’ll be there providing box lunches for the volunteers, as well as giving away some prizes. We also have a team in the event. Heading to Halifax to attend or participate in Run for the Cure? Ask us about our special room rates.

On October 17, we’re playing host to the 10th annual A Toast to the Coast. This event is put on by a group of students from the Rowe School of Business, and this year their goal is to raise $30,000 — putting them at a ten-year total achievement of $100,000 raised!

“Complete with dinner, live entertainment courtesy of the Geordie Brown Trioguest speakers, live and silent auctions and heart warming support from the Halifax community, A Toast to the Coast is a worthwhile way to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and have fun doing it.” ( Buy your tickets here, there are discounted rates for students.

So find a way to pitch in this October and help raise awareness (and funds) for breast cancer, a disease that will affect 1 in 9 Canadian women in their lifetime.

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Wedding Day Rescues

Amazing Waeg Wedding Shot

The Waegwoltic Club in Halifax, where we are the exclusive caterer.

We’ve got more expert advice from our resident wedding planner Kristy Power. She’s seen it all, thanks to her experience helping couples plan weddings at our hotel, as well as our offsite venue partner the Waegwoltic Club. I wanted to ask Kristy some questions about preparing for the big day, and also, what to do when the weather on your wedding day isn’t cooperating!

Q: What are the benefits of booking your wedding a year in advance?

A wedding requires planning and creative input from both partners and loved ones. Wedding planning can be a wonderful part of life — but it can also be very challenging and stressful. The key is to stay organized, and to give yourself plenty of time to achieve your planning goals. A year’s notice also gives your guests the time they may need to make travel arrangements. Additionally, it allows the bride plenty of lead time to order and tailor the dress she loves.

Q: Do you believe the convenience of having your wedding at a hotel offers value to couples?

Absolutely. Convenience is very important to couples. They want to make their wedding enjoyable and easy for their guests. Many are looking to hold their ceremony, reception and hotel room blocks in one place. A hotel is your best option because we can make this all happen. This is a great way to keep your guests in one place, plus, we can occupy them with amazing food and beverage while couples are off having pictures taken. Everyone can “take the elevator” home at the end of the evening.

Q: What are your tips for rainy day weddings?

Always have a back-up plan, and use your photographer as a resource. An expert photographer will have already sourced great indoor sites for pictures that match your personalities and tastes. At Atlantica Hotel, we have an amazing lobby and restaurant with plenty of natural light. Our suites have custom furniture which provide a great back-drop and allow you the extra space you require for incredible pictures. I also suggest bringing funky umbrellas or rain boots for some fun outdoor shots!

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Q&A: What’s Trending for Weddings


Now that wedding season is about half over, we’re taking a look back with our resident wedding expert, Kristy Power, to see what’s trending, what’s new and what’s interesting at Atlantica Hotel Halifax ceremonies and receptions over the past few months.

Q: Overall what is the biggest wedding trend you’ve seen in 2014?

A: The biggest trend I’m seeing is the way couples are incorporating their personalities into the big day. Couples are making it more of an experience for their guests. It’s a celebration of your marriage with your favourite people. Your guests will appreciate a way to learn more about you as a couple.

Recently I had a couple enter the room for their formal introduction dressed in hockey jerseys, marching to the “Hockey Night in Canada” theme! They had named all their tables after their favourite hockey teams. I’ve also seen couples name tables after their favourite board games, places with special memories, and names of places in Nova Scotia that are hard to pronounce (the out of town guests loved these).

Q: Is there anything new, or making a comeback, on the wedding scene?

A: Serenades are becoming more popular. Recently, a very talented bride sang to her groom here. It was a beautiful and very romantic performance. They both had a love for music and had connected on this level, so it seemed very natural.

Groom’s cakes are making a big comeback! Often a brides will surprise her groom with special themed cakes. I have seen cakes shaped as the blue Police Public Call Box from Dr. Who, a Red Sox Hat with logo and even an Xbox. Couples also incorporate their personalities with a custom wedding cake topper. I recently saw a topper that had the couple high-fiving!

Q: What’s been going on with wedding decor and design?

A: Decor is making a turn from modern and bright to vintage and neutral. This season we had a wedding where the couple rented an old church window to use as a back-drop for their ceremony, as well as the backdrop for their head table! I am seeing a lot of mason jar centrepieces, and bunting/burlap and lace decor.

Q: What’s trending for the wedding food choices at Atlantica?

A: Late night snacks are much more in-demand. Top requests are our addictive French fries or house-made Yukon potato chips after 10pm.  A recent couple asked for bacon sandwiches to be served as their late night snack! Delicious food is a top priority for our couples. Our award-winning culinary team always will provide advance menu tastings for couples, which secures confidence and creates excitement about the food selection.  Chef is always open to ideas, providing suggestions and menu customization in order to make every wedding dinner amazing.


Booking your wedding for 2015? Contact Kristy at

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Once Upon a Pride


Eureka Love (Photo:

We are in the midst of our city’s annual Halifax Pride celebration! Welcome to the fourth largest pride festival in the country — and the one with the best slogan: Once Upon a Pride. Atlantica Hotel Halifax has been involved with Halifax Pride, as a sponsor, as a community business partner, and as a venue, for several years. This year is no different. We’ve been offering exclusive hotel room rates for those attending the festival.

We’ve already played host to “The Swine,” where Eureka Love hosted, as Drag Queens transformed boys — who have never done drag — into beautiful princesses! The new queens competed for the title of “the Swine,” and it was good. Tonight we’ve got the annual, hilarious comedy night (start time 8pm) hosted again by Eureka Love.

Looking for the rest of the Halifax Pride schedule? Click here. You do not want to miss the parade, happening this Saturday in downtown Halifax at 1:30pm, stick around the main stage at the Garrison Grounds where there’s tons of activities happening, including the “Kids Can” area, with face painting, Mad Scientists and more!

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Throw Back Thursday Photo Contest


Everyone knows and loves a good #TBT (throw back Thursday) photo on Facebook. And we want to see your most loved family vacation photos every #TBT this July!

We’re giving away WEEKLY prizes of sweet swag like a $40 Seasons gift card, water bottles, adorable Atlantica teddy bears, and an Aveda spa products gift pack!

The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive a Family Weekend Getaway in Halifax: Two night accommodation at Atlantica Hotel Halifax, family pass to the Museum of Natural History, Discovery Centre, and Theodore Tugboat tour!


1. Like our Facebook page.

2. Post your best Family Vacation #TBT photo to our wall, on any Thursday in July 2014.

3. Caption your photo and hashtag it with #TBT.


Contest Rules and Prizes:
Weekly prizes will be drawn from eligible entries. Eligible entries must be posted on a Thursday in July 2014 to Atlantica Hotel Halifax’s Facebook page wall. Private messages are not eligible. All eligible entries are entered into the grand prize draw for a family weekend getaway at Atlantica Hotel Halifax. The grand prize consists of two night accommodation in a standard double room at Atlantica Hotel Halifax (four person occupancy), single day family pass (up to four people) to the Museum of Natural History, single day family pass (up to four people) for the Discovery Centre, and family pass (up to four people) for one Theodore Tugboat tour. Grand prize winners will be chosen on Friday August 1, 2014. Grand prize must be used by designated date decided by Atlantica Hotel Halifax on August 1, 2014.
I.M.P. employees or relatives of I.M.P. employees are not eligible for this contest. Cannot be used with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Prize has no cash value.
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Last Call for Father’s Day

Fresh out of ideas for Father’s Day this year? Tired of heading out for brunch, dinner or that obligatory round of golf? How about making your meal mobile… with a BBQ to-go from Seasons by Atlantica?

Eat at home, make a picnic, or head to the beach. Do whatever you want, but don’t worry about cooking! Our meaty and delicious menu serves four people, is conveniently packed to go, and includes made-from-scratch ribs AND brisket… the kind of labour-intensive recipes that Dad loves, but most don’t have time to make. Did we mention is goes great with ice cold beer?


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