• The Albert Chicago offers exclusive “POPart” cocktail along with partnered Paint and Sip Event

     
    POSTED October 15, 2019
     

In celebration of the opening of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again” exhibit on Oct. 20, The Albert restaurant will offer a special “POPart” inspired cocktail. Priced at 14$, the unique combination of pink and purple hues made with vodka, rose, tea and wild raspberry will surely spark the perfect photo-op.

In addition to this, The Albert will host a Paint and Sip Pop Art Event in partnership with Museica Sip and Paint on Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Priced at $60 per person, attendees will be treated to a complimentary glass of wine paired with small bites at the Chef’s Table. An instructor will guide attendees through the process of painting their own “pop art” piece to take home. A 10 percent discount to the restaurant will also be provided to attendees who bring in a physical copy of their Art Institute of Chicago ticket from Oct. 20, 2019 to Jan. 26, 2020.

Both didactic and artistic, The Albert restaurant provides nothing short of a unique experience. The restaurant, located at 228 E. Ontario, contains more than 12,000 carefully selected science novels lining the walls of the airy space. In addition, the restaurant includes an intimate 20-seat open kitchen decorated with artwork from West Coast surrealist painter, Paul Bond, and local Chicago artist Jonathan Plotkin.

As with most facets of the meetings and events industry, the art of managing an event budget is a true balancing act. And while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty, Eventbrite revealed a pleasant surprise in its 2018 Pulse Report (which surveyed 1,200 planners), finding that event budgets overall appear to be on the rise. But where exactly are those budget dollars going these days and how can planners best spend to craft memorable moments?

 

According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, about 1.5 million Illinois workers are employed in the food and fiber system, ranking it as one of the top states in dependency on agriculture. The state’s 72,500 farms utilize 75 percent of Illinois land, including some of the most fertile soil in the world. While nicknamed “The Prairie State,” Illinois is truly a land of plenty and a hub for agritourism—with some of the largest agriculture-focused events (holding the potential for major economic impact) taking place inside its borders.

 

Set 27 stories above Chicago’s iconic theWit hotel, ROOF on theWit is paying tribute to Andy Warhol’s 1980 ad campaign for Absolut Vodka at Chicago’s original rooftop. What better way to celebrate than with a specialty cocktail; the ROOF is offering guests its very own crafted Absolut Warhol. The drink combines Absolut Elyx, Strawberry-Infused Bergamot Liqueur, St. Germain and House Lemon Sour, along with a lemon peel garnish as a nod to Andy’s blonde bangs.