Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Gucci's First Ever Restaurant Comes With Michelin-Starred Talent

Gucci's First Ever Restaurant Comes With Michelin-Starred Talent

On Tuesday, fashion house Gucci dipped into the culinary scene with the luxe Gucci Osteria, a green-walled, 50-seat restaurant nestled inside the new Gucci Garden, an experiential museum-retail concept in the historic heart of Florence, Italy.

On the first and second floors of the Palazzo there's the Galleria, an exhibition space which showcases Gucci's past and present in characteristically splatter gun fashion.

The idea is, of course, the brainchild of superstar creative director Alessandro Michele, who has made Gucci the It luxury brand since he took the helm in 2015. Michele said in a statement, "The garden is real, but it belongs above all to the mind, populated with plants and animals: like the snake, which slips in everywhere, and in a sense, symbolizes a perpetual beginning and a perpetual return".

The redesigned Palazzo della Mercanzia, formerly used as the Gucci Museum since 2011, now acts as a multipurpose creative space that will feature curated archives, artwork, exclusive collections, and more.

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Now fully open to the public, the menu, glimpsed here, includes the parade of pasta one expects from Bottura considering Osteria Francescana's carbo-loaded cameo on the Netflix show Master of None.

On the menu are Bottura's popular pasta dishes, including Parmigiano-Reggiano tortellini, cacio e pepe and mushroom risotto.

Both the vintage and brand new pieces on display from the brand live together in harmony in specially designed displays.

As for the exhibition, that includes a cinema room and market-style boutique which is selling one-of-a-kind items - the flawless space for recovering from your food coma. The space features two floors and six rooms of designs including the GUCCIFICATION, PARAPHERNALIA, COSMORAMA and CINEMA DA CAMERA rooms.

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