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 seasonsbyatlantica.com. Be sure to sample our amazing festive cocktails while you’re here.

Option 1

NEW YEAR’S EVE

5pm until 10pm

1

Soup

Mushroom velouté with warm mushroom and thyme salad and sherry gastrique

or

Salad

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

2

Seafood

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

or

Beef

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

3

Banana split

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

or

Churros

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

$49.95 per person ~ taxes & gratuities not included

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Option 2

– NEW YEAR’S EVE FINE DINING MENU –

5pm until 10pm

Amuse-bouche

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

1

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

2

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

Cleanser

Smoked pomegranate

3

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

4

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!

 

 -TURKEYS AND SMITHFIELD STYLE HAM TO GO-

Available December 1, 2014 thru January 2, 2015

Turkey and ham package include the following items:

Beginning

Cheddar scones

Selection of:

Atlantica’s butternut squash soup
Or
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

Finally

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.

– SEASONS BY ATLANTICA FESTIVE LUNCH –

December 10~12 & December 17~19, 2014

11:30am until 2pm

Bowl

Roasted butternut squash soup with maple sugar

Beginning

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

Middles

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

Finally

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 Trio, guest 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.” (atoasttothecoast.ca) 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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