The Broadmoor: A Romantic and Culinary Getaway for Valentine’s Day

 Consider this when planning your Valentine’s Day getaway. In a study conducted by relationship expert Dr. John Gray, over 70% of surveyed couples reported that they enjoyed cooking together and were more satisfied in all areas in their lives compared to couples that didn’t. That’s why the The Broadmoor, located in Colorado Springs just launched a very good romantic reason to stay at this iconic luxury resort.

Besides the wonderful historic ambience–the hotel formally opened in 1918–the resort’s award winning chefs will be on hand to create hands-on culinary classes, movie-themed dinners, and a stunning luxury engagement package. Other features of the package include a jewelry consultations, private car services to and from the airport, romantic dinners for two and more — perfect for a proposal in the mountains.

A popular wedding destination and perfect proposal spot in the mountains, The Broadmoor offers several ways couples can make Colorado part of their love story. For the couples who loves to cook together or are interested in learning new or introductory kitchen techniques and recipes, or for friendly duos interested in sharpening their cooking skills, The Broadmoor’s culinary team is taking out their recipe books to share their love of cooking for the resort’s new Recipe for Romance package – an opportunity to reconnect, unwind, wine, dine, and cook with professionals and partners.

Available every Friday through Sunday beginning February through March, this new culinary couple’s offer includes accommodations, two cooking classes with the resort’s acclaimed culinary team, sparkling wine and strawberries upon arrival, plus a $50 breakfast credit per person, per night with rates beginning at $1,000++ based on double occupancy.

Couples will enjoy two culinary classes during their weekend stay (wine, recipes, coffee, and delicious food to-go included), one on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday morning with each month featuring different regional cuisine themes. In February, guests will learn the pizza and pasta classics of the resort’s Ristorante del Lago restaurant while Broadmoor chefs share their techniques and tips for the best traditional pizza toppings & how to bake a pizza at home. Lovebirds will also learn how to make ravioli, hand cut pappardelle and how to make beef Bolognese followed by a lesson on how to make Tiramisu from scratch the next morning.

 In March, guests will be transported to Madrid with a demonstration on how to make classic tapas. Broadmoor chefs will share the finer points of making tortilla Española, Croquetas de Jamon, Gambas al Ajillo, Patatas Bravas, Marinated Olives, and Pan con Tomate. The next morning guests will learn how to make classic Spanish desserts Crema Catalana and Chocolate con Churros.

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While couples are encouraged to explore and enjoy the resort’s award-winning restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests may also take advantage of the option for their own special dinner and a movie with a meal inspired by the actual movie and aligned with the monthly theme or culinary region. Chocolat, Julie & Julia, Toast, Big Night, Godfather, The Hundred-Foot Journey, anyone? Champagne and popcorn delivered to the room, of course.

And this culinary cooking package is just an amuse-bouche to the romantic offerings at The Broadmoor. Beginning May through October, The Broadmoor will kick the romance up a notch with its Love and Luxury package perfect for marriage proposals, anniversaries, and the start of happily-ever-afters. This special over-the-top luxury proposal option pulls out all of the stops and includes junior suite accommodations, dinner for two, an art & jewelry consultation, a celebration cake, roses, dance lessons, private car service to and from the airport, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a $50 breakfast credit. Prices begin at $5,000++ based on double occupancy.

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