Leading fashion house Gucci has just opened a full restaurant as part of its Florence exhibition space, Gucci Garden. With a Michelin Star chef at the helm, it aims to have something for the fine dining lover, museum goer, and fashion aficionado all rolled into one.
The Gucci Osteria Restaurant was the vision of creative director Alessandro Michele and forms part of the Gucci Garden which is housed in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia which dates back 1337.
It’s safe to say that it is one of the world’s most fashionable eateries……pun intended.
Overlooking the city’s most famous square, the Piazza della Signoria, guests at the 50-seat restaurant will not only be treated to a wonderful view, but can also sample a highly sophisticated menu. The menu is influenced by both Italian cuisine and the head chef’s travels around the world, with dishes including Parmigiano Reggiano tortellini, Peruvian-inspired tostadas, pork belly buns, and a mushroom risotto — all reasonably priced between 20 to 30 euros.
Not bad considering that the head chef is actually Massimo Bottura who’s other restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena boasts a whopping 3 Michelin Stars!
The palazzo is also home to the two-story Gucci Garden Galleria, which has a number of exhibition rooms one of which boasts a Museum displaying a range of Gucci pieces, from historic items dating back to 1921 to more recent collections. The Galleria is organized by theme rather than chronologically so vintage pieces are positioned alongside newly-designed ones.
Other rooms house a cinema room, a ‘Guccification’ room which explores how the label has changed over the years, as well as a market-style boutique which sells one-of-a-kind items.
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