the Albert in Hotel EMC2, located at 228 E. Ontario Street, is honoring the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death with a variety of events and offerings on property. With activations planned both on the anniversary date (May 2nd) and throughout the week and weekend, this art and science-inspired hotel, along with its contemporary restaurant, the Albert, will be providing ways to pay homage to the “Renaissance Master”.
One of the hotel’s robot concierge’s, Leo, will dress up like his namesake (Leonardo Da Vinci) on Thursday, May 2nd and deliver custom drawings from the property’s resident artist, Jonathan Plotkin, to guest rooms when an in-room dining order is placed. The property will also host a Da Vinci Trivia Question Contest via their text messaging service, Zingle, from May 2 – 4, with the first three to submit the correct response receiving a complimentary glass of wine from Loire Valley (the town that Da Vinci resided in France) at the Albert.
The Albert will bring in three wine offerings from Loire Valley including Moussamousettes Sparkling Rose, Armoiries Sancerre, and Thierry Delauney Gamay. In tribute to Da Vinci’s “Age of Flight”, the restaurant will be offering a wine flight for $21 from May 2-4, as well as a specialty cocktail, Human Flying Machine, featuring gin, bitter grapefruit liqueur, and champagne simple syrup, for $14. The restaurant’s Executive Chef Larry Feldmeier will develop a vegetarian special, as well as offer Rye Berry Porridge with Wild Onion ($21) to pay homage to the eating habits of the late artist. Additionally, the Albert will host a ticketed, Da Vinci-themed “Wine and Canvas” night at their Chef’s Table on Tuesday, April 30th from 6pm -9pm, complete with a complimentary glass of wine or sparkling and the chance to paint your own work of art.