Thu 25 Jul 2019
The restaurant offers a concierge-guided tour followed by a dinner paired with art-inspired cocktails
Travelle at The Langham launches a one-of-a-kind art-inspired dinner with art tour throughout the hotel. The Langham, Chicago was designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies’ spirit is especially prevalent in the hotel’s ground-floor lobby, which was designed as a tribute by his architect grandson Dirk Lohan.
The event commences with guests arriving at the bar and enjoying a cocktail from Travelle’s art-inspired cocktail collection. This imaginative cocktail menu creatively transforms famous artwork into delicious and beautiful cocktails, such as the Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon cocktail: embodying the simplicity of the season and inspired by Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte".
For the next portion of the evening, The Langham, Chicago Concierge Philippe Gills leads an exclusive art tour throughout the hotel. . During the tour, Philippe covers approximately 10 works of art including Ju Ming’s “The Gentlemen,” Virginio Ferrari’s “Ombre della Sera,” Carolyn Ottmers’ “Silver Pinecone,” Jaume Plensa’s “Anna,” as well as pieces from Peter Halley and Monique Prieto.
After the tour concludes, guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind, art-inspired dinner. The first course – Kampachi Crudo with Yuzu Kosho Beet Granita, Cucumber, Avocado, and Hyssop – is paired with Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon. The second course features Beef Striploin with A-1 Powder, Hon Shemiji, Broccolini Florets, Nasturtium, and Bordelaise, and is paired with Ciphers and Constellations (Angostura Bitter, Dr. Bird Rum, Mandarine Napoleon, Mandarin, Lime, Egg White). For dessert, guests enjoy Frutti Di Bosco with Poached Wine Cherries, Amaretto Zabaglione, and Forest Fruit Sorbet, paired with Spanish Physician (Numanthia Termes, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, and Varnelli Sibilla Amaro).