Last Saturday night before the Oscar celebration, Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura on Rodeo Drive hosted a small fete for celebrities, rock stars and the entertainment community.
Perhaps the biggest restaurant opening of the year, three Michelin star Chef Massimo Bottura, will finally be serving a mix of his Italian fare blended with California flair on the roof of the Gucci’s Beverly Hills store.
Guests at the intimate opening event included Beck, Gia Coppola, Brad Falchuk, Jacqui Getty, Liz Goldwyn, Salma Hayek Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Saoirse Ronan and Dita Von Teese.
Officially opening on Feb. 17, Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Beverly Hills is a continuation of the celebrated chef ‘s collaboration with Gucci, which began in 2018 with Gucci Osteria at the Gucci Garden in Florence, which has recently been awarded one Michelin star.
Coming full circle with their first U.S. partnership, Bottura grew up in Modena, Italy (where he also owns his three-Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana) with Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri. The first female Mexican chef to receive a Michelin star and the chef de cuisine at Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence, Karime López, worked alongside Mattia Agazzi for Gucci Osteria Beverly Hills.
The 50-seat patio will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week where lucky diners can view the City while basking in the sun at the outdoor bar and terrace amid Italian marble mosaic flooring and Gucci Décor from wallpaper, antique mirrors, red marble tables and wicker chairs reminiscent of the Florence location. Unique to L.A. are the herringbone wood floors and cherry red velvet banquettes.
Further establishing our city as a place of culinary innovation, you will now be able to have chef Massimo’s famed tortellini with Parmigiano Reggiano cream and the legendary Emilia burger, without flying to Italy.
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