The Waldorf Hotel announces special Valentine's event bringing together notable cultural and culinary experiences
The Waldorf Hotel is preparing for a memorable Valentine’s Day, with an exceptional dinner and solo piano concert. The night will begin with an authentic Spanish meal, a specially designed four course menu made for sharing, presented by The Leeteg Room. Guests will then move to the Cabaret for an intimate evening show with composer-producer Todor Kobakov, playing on a grand piano brought in just for the night. Kobakov’s special Waldorf performance is the first Vancouver showing for this artist whose work with acts such as Dan Mangan, Metric, Stars, Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton, Broken Social Scene and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) has garnered much international acclaim.
About Todor Kobakov
Toronto based composer-producer Todor Kobakov has one foot planted in the centre of Canada’s indie-rock pantheon and the other placed deep within the world of classical music. An increasingly in-demand film composer and a key behind the scenes player in Canada’s indie music scene, Kobakov has created transcendent TV and film scores to much acclaim. Toronto’s Eye Weekly put Kobakov on their highly coveted “TIFF” issue and coined his debut album, Pop Music, “an instant classic”. Exclaim! called the album “a classical opus” and “hauntingly beautiful” while the Toronto Star coined Kobakov “a cross between Erik Satie and Sufjan Stevens”.
About his Valentine's performance Kobakov adds, “I’m excited that my first Vancouver performance will take place at The Waldorf. Vancouver has some seriously talented artists and it’s important that there is a cultural hub to support the arts community. I look forward to spending a few days at the hotel.”
About the Leeteg Room at The Waldorf Hotel
A warm nighttime space that lends itself to socializing, our dining room, the second restaurant in the Waldorf complex, has been named after famed artist and philanderer Edgar Leeteg whose works are featured prominently throughout the hotel. An ex-pat working in the Polynesian Islands, Leeteg pioneered a dark and exotic style of painting using vivid oil colour on black velvet. Earning a reputation as the "American Gauguin", his talent made him a hugely popular artist and his dissolute lifestyle made him a legend. Leeteg was a fierce individualist who had no use for mainstream society, proclaiming: "My paintings belong in a gin mill, not a museum." The indulgent Spanish menu, created by Ernesto Gomez (Nuba), Pedro Martin (Jaleo) and Cesar de la Parra (Nuba), was inspired with the spirit of Leeteg in mind, and is made for sharing and savouring.
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Evening Show with Todor Kobakov
Monday February 14, 2011
Ticket Price —$50 per person
Seating begins at 7pm and dinner served at 7:30pm. Performance begins at 10pm.
Tickets will be available at the door and on Eventbrite.