Take Me There: 🍝 🍝 🍝 🍝 🍝 🍝 🍝 🍝 🍝 🍝 10/10
Shortly after releasing a line of gorgeous homeware items, Italian fashion powerhouse Gucci is at it again.
A Gucci restaurant has opened in Florence, inviting all fashionistas, foodies and friends to come and sample fine Italian cuisine in stunning stylish surroundings.
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Inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museo, the House debuts the #GucciGarden. Conceived by creative director #AlessandroMichele, the space featuring gallery rooms, a store and a restaurant is a hypnotic territory where the visitor can choose whether to drift and let themselves fall into this new world or look intently to examine the surrounds. #GucciGarden is open to the public from January 10th.
Named the Gucci Osteria, the restaurant makes up part of the Gucci Garden, a concept store and exhibition space showcasing the brand’s history and exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces. Based inside the beautiful Palazzo della Mercanzia, the Gucci restaurant will be open daily from 12pm to 8.30pm and serve up dishes created by Michelin Star chef Massimo Bottura.
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Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, a restaurant curated by three-Michelin-star chef who for #GucciGarden has created an entirely new menu that takes influences from his travels and applies these to Italian cuisine. ‘Travelling the world, our kitchen interacts with everything we see, hear and taste,’ says @massimobottura. The menu of the Florentine restaurant will include iconic Italian dishes as well as conceptual twists on classics for an all-day dining experience. Discover more through link in bio. #AlessandroMichele Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura: reservations from 12.00 – 20.30
Take a stylish seat
I know what you’re thinking. Fashion and pigging out don’t really go hand in hand. Will the food be mostly air and champagne? Hair spray and smoke? A few tiny cubes of cheese?
Yet before you plan your pre-meal to your Gucci-meal, a quick scan of the menu suffices (and reveals a sigh of relief) as the dishes indeed sound very drool-worthy, and not at all like a Fashion Week diet. It turns out, pasta is super in Vogue. Phew.
Even the menu looks gorge
Served on monogramed Gucci plates, there’ll be everything from parmigiano reggiano tortellini and mushroom risotto, over to pork belly buns, Peruvian tostadas, and scampi. To end your meal and ease into the food coma, there’s a fabulous cappuccino, which comes with a side of monogramed sugar cubes. Because of course. Chef Massimo describes, “Travelling the world, our kitchen interacts with everything we see, hear and taste.”
How very Gucci.
Yet whilst all the dishes look straight up runway-ready, the Gucci restaurant has made it a point to price all their menu items below a €30 price tag – a very fair rule considering regular fine dining prices (and Gucci prices) in Italy. It also allows those who are more H&M than Haute Couture to enjoy the Gucci lifestyle, even just for one meal. #WinWin
Those colours tho
For a post-meal stroll diners are invited to explore the adjoining exhibitions, which include a cinema room as well as a specialty boutique, where many limited edition items will be available for purchase. There’s also a ‘Guccification’ room, where guests can explore the evolution of the Gucci logo and motif, as well as the development and influences behind the brand’s designs.
Between food, fashion, history, and Italy, the Gucci restaurant is open from January 10th of this year, and certainly sounds like a fabulous day out.
I mean, who knows? Perhaps Gucci tortellini will become just as hot as that iconic Gucci logo tee. Or those furry Gucci slides. Or those snazzy Gucci sneakers.
One word: yum.