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Chicago, IL – (June 2018) The Albert, located at 228 E Ontario, is taking the Chicago culinary scene by storm with the appointment of Executive Chef Larry Feldmeier. Bringing over 12 years of experience to Hotel EMC2’s contemporary restaurant, Chef Larry will combine technique and style to create a detailed, yet approachable menu for all guests to enjoy.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Chef Larry to the Albert family,” says Hotel EMC2 General Manager Christine Wechter Menzel. “Chef brings with him a fresh perspective and a new pedigree of culinary excellence, and we can’t wait for our guests to see, and taste, what he has in store.”

With a technique-driven menu that incorporates his classic style to create rich and flavorful dishes, Chef Larry will integrate flavors from around the world into his vision for the Albert. Chef focuses on all aspects of every dish he creates, from the initial preparation to the final presentation. Chef will keep the menu seasonal, and hopes to incorporate the flavors of each season into his culinary programming.

“I hope to create a menu that is approachable, but will have guests stepping away from their comfort zone a bit,” says Executive Chef Larry Feldmeier. “My background in classic cuisine will allow me to create beautiful, full flavored dishes that can be enjoyed by all palates.”

Executive Chef Larry Feldmeier comes to the Albert with an impressive background in the culinary world, having most recently served as the Executive Sous Chef at Sixteen. Originally from Mokena, Chef Larry began his career as a Sous Chef at Tin Fish before moving on to Colorado to cook at Samplings Wine Bar, voted Best Restaurant by 5280 Magazine. Chef Larry then found his way to Park City, Utah, where he was the Sous Chef at the Goldener Hirsch Inn, which was awarded the AAA four diamond, before making his way back to Chicago to serve as the Sous Chef at Kitchen Aid. Chef Larry now resides in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

Designed by the renowned Rockwell Group (the interior design firm for Hotel EMC2), the Albert is a playground for continuous discovery and a feast for the senses, unlike anywhere else in the city. More than 12,000 carefully selected science novels line the walls of the airy, double-height space, rivalling a nearby wall adorned with glistening, vintage copper pots and another 12-foot wall covered with artworks of all mediums (sketches, watercolors and oil paintings). Additionally, a 20-seat chef’s table sits inside the large expo kitchen, allowing curious foodies to witness a culinary canvas firsthand. A long, curved banquette set in front of a Surrealist mural by local cartoon artist Jonathan Plotkin creates another unique seating option for guests.

The Albert is located on the ground floor of Hotel EMC2 at 228 E. Ontario Street, and serves lunch and dinner daily. For more information, follow @thealbertchicago on Facebook and Instagram, and @albertchicago on Twitter, or visit www.thealbertchicago.com. For reservations, please call 312.471.3883. For more information about Hotel EMC2, visit: www.hotelemc2.com.  

About the Albert

The Albert (a nod to the extraordinary scientist), located in Hotel EMC2 at 228 E Ontario, is a contemporary restaurant with seasonal, globally inspired dishes. The dynamic opening menu has been meticulously created to celebrate the fresh flavors and aromas of summer. Unlike any culinary experience in the city, the restaurant offers the warmth of a 1930s institute of higher learning, where professors swirled a scotch and talked about the mysteries of the universe. The Albert also offers an intimate 20-seat open kitchen where diners are invited behind-the-scenes to witness a culinary canvas, firsthand, while marveling in the commissioned artwork from West Coast surrealist painter, Paul Bond, and local artist, Jonathan Plotkin. At the center of the restaurant, a glass chandelier evokes a scientific experiment and pours house-made infused liquors. For more information or to book a reservation, please visit www.thealbertchicago.com or call (312) 471-3883.

Contact: Lianne Hedditch

lianne@heronagency.com / 773.969.5200

About Hotel EMC2

Hotel EMC2, boasting 195 beautifully designed rooms and over 4,800 square feet of flexible meeting space, opened its doors in spring 2017. A hotel that embodies imagination, inspiration and innovation, it captures the creative spirit: the essential, energetic ingredient that has led to the scientific understanding of the universe and that acts as the bedrock to artistic expression. Hotel EMC2 strives to activate the mind through modern, upscale amenities, a restorative yet stimulating atmosphere and sumptuous, seasonal cuisine to enrich the soul, allowing guests to feel right at home. This one-of-a-kind, boutique hotel is situated in the heart of the famed Magnificent Mile Shopping District within the vibrant Streeterville neighborhood and is pedestrian-friendly to Chicago’s greatest attractions, shopping and dining. A luxurious urban refuge, Hotel EMC2 is dedicated to providing an artistic and creative experience, where we lodge those that carry a pencil, a paintbrush or a dream. For more information about Hotel EMC2, visit: www.hotelemc2.com 

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