As a luxury fashion house, Gucci has always created beautiful products for customers to wear. And if you’re not a fan of their extravagant designs, you could always pick up a bottle of their perfume and smell like Gucci. The brand even launched a décor line last year, allowing consumers to live out their best Gucci lives even within the comforts of their own homes. But did you know that it is now possible to eat Gucci too? Yes, you read that right. The famed fashion house will be collaborating with chef Massimo Bottura to take their Gucci Osteria concept international, starting with Singapore—and we were there to try it out. But first, here are some things to know about the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura.
It’s their first pop-up outside of Italy
The Italian luxury house first collaborated with the three Michelin-starred chef in January last year. Together, they came up with Gucci Osteria, a restaurant inside Florence’s historic Palazzo della Mercanzia as part of the Gucci Garden, marrying Gucci’s visionary spirit of eccentricity with Massimo’s Bottura’s culinary magnificence.
Naturally, when you combine two juggernauts in their respective fields, each deeply passionate and committed to their craft, this was a venture that was primed to be a success. And now for a limited time only, you’ll be able to savor this one-of-a-kind dining experience without flying the 6,278 miles across the pond, as they bring the pop-up to Singapore—the first country to have this privilege outside of Italy.
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The décor will also be Gucci
When Gucci partners with anyone, you had best believe that they will Guccify everything. As you enter The Arts House (the space that the pop-up temporarily resides in), gold gilded frames and mirrors are peppered on the walls, adding on to the vintage-inspired vibes that Gucci is now known for. Expect to see their iconic Herbarium floral motif on the walls to the porcelain crockery that was specially flown in. If you’re one of the lucky few that managed to snag a reservation, we say dress up and have fun taking images for the ‘gram.
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The dishes are all inspired by the chef’s personal memories and experiences
Helmed by Karime Lopez, the head chef of Gucci Osteria Florence, Gucci promises you a gastronomic affair like no other. Expect dishes that draw on Bottura’s own childhood memories and experiences such as The Crunchy Part of The Lasagna, a dish inspired by by the best part of his favourite childhood dish—his grandmother’s lasagna. There is even an Asian-inspired dish called the Taka Bun, affectionately named after Lopez’s Japanese-born husband.
Scroll through the gallery to check out some of the dishes available here.