Thursday, April 15, 2010

Personal Day

Today I went to the Elmwood Spa for Spa Week for a day of R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N!!!! Treatments During Spa Week (April 12 to 18) were just $50.

I had the Lime-Coconut Body Scrub with Relaxation Massage and I added on the ElmLine Essential Facial only $75 (Regular $98) and a 3-Course Lunch (Appetizer, Main, Dessert) in the Terrace for only $28.

My morning started with water therapies (steam and whirlpool) followed by the lime-coconut body scrub and massage and facial. My body was so smooth after the body scrub. Too bad I could not smell it. I was a bit stuffy because of my allergies. I have not had a facial in many years. I did not have a pleasant experience the last time. Today there were moments of pain, but when I looked in the mirror afterwards I looked amazing. I may try it again.

There was a moment of immaturity on my part. I was given a pair of disposable underwear before the lime-coconut body scrub and massage. I had never worn one before. I could not stop laughing (to myself of course).

This was not my first visit to the Elmwood Spa, but it was the first time that I had a meal in the Terrace Restaurant. The meal was great and relaxing. I had my book The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill and a glass of wine. It could not get any better.

Terrace Menu

Please choose one

Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella
Crème Fraiche with Lemon, Chili and Herbs on Roasted Beet Wafers
Caramelized Apple Salad
Blend of Arugula, Frisée & Radicchio tossed with an Apple Cider Vinaigrette & Lemon Confit
Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine, Herb Croutons, Double Smoked Bacon & Parmesan Cheese
Chef’s Daily House Soup Creation
Main Course
Please choose one
Steak Frites
A Grilled 8oz Striploin with Red Wine Jus Reduction,
Served with Fresh Cut Frites and Chipotle Ketchup
Fresh Grain Fed Grilled Chicken
Herb Marinated Chicken Breast & Three Bean Salad with Apple Cider Reduction
Seared Tilapia
Fresh Pan Seared Tilapia served with a Warm Tomato & Asparagus
Goat Cheese Salad drizzled with Balsamic Reduction
Seared Atlantic Salmon
Fresh Pan Seared Salmon served with a Roasted Corn and Pepper Wild Rice,
Grilled Asparagus & Café au Lait Sauce
Chef’s Vegetarian Feature of the Day
Please ask your Server


Please choose one

Daily Dessert Special
Please ask your server
Fresh Fruit & Sorbet

**I had the items in red

It was a very relaxing day. I think I have to pamper myself more often.

1 comment:

LJA said...

I am strong believer in treating yourself. I love facials they really are great for the skin. Go for you and great deal at elmwood. I've had positive experiences there.