Osteria Gucci da Massimo Bottura — Beverly Hills, USA
While luxury shops are in abundance on Rodeo Drive– culinary experiences are not. Now, diners can look down onto its famed palm tree-lined pavement from Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Beverly Hills, the first American outpost of Modena-based three-Michelin-star Chef Massimo Bottura.
Reminiscent of the interior of Bottura’s Gucci Osteria in Florence – which opened at Gucci Garden in 2018 – the terrace space features star-motif mosaic flooring, antique mirrors, red marble tables and wicker chairs, and unique to the LA location, indoor herringbone wood floors and cherry red velvet banquettes. The cozy 50-seat space offers lunch and dinner 7-days a week, and guests are served dishes from Gucci Décor porcelain plates with butterfly prints, made in the Richard Ginori factory just outside Florence, and drinks from black and white chintz print champagne buckets. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele also designed staff’s plaid pantsuit uniforms.
Florence’s Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura export Mattia Agazzi, will helm the LA kitchen, serving up the famed tortellini with Parmigiano Reggiano cream and Emilia burger. A few items made just for the carb-conscious L.A. locale include a risotto as ’pizza’ made with basil, imported Stracciatella cheese and a crust of dried capers, and a fruity sorbet dessert aptly titled ’Sunny Side Up’.§