Perched on the highest flooring of the brand new Gucci Gaok (Gucci Conventional House) flagship retailer and nestled in vibrant Itaewon is the Italian model’s fourth Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura restaurant. Set to open on 28 March, Gucci Osteria Seoul can have lunch, dinner and apertivo out there. Situated inside a neighbourhood recognized for its bustling cosmopolitan eating and nightlife, the institution’s launch is simply in time for Spring travels as extra VTLs open up.
Helmed by chef Massimo Bottura, an avant-garde grasp of Italian gastronomy, the famend fine-dining expertise debuted on the Gucci Garden in Florence, Italy, in 2018 and was awarded a Michelin star. Since then, outposts have reached Beverly Hills, California in 2020 and Ginza, Tokyo final 12 months.
The Seoul flagship opened final Could for Gucci’s centennial anniversary. The menus of every restaurant are curated for the precise native culinary scene and as anticipated, the Itaewon restaurant will incorporate Korean reinterpretations and have dishes that attraction to the Korean palate. Moreover, signature dishes of Gucci Osteria will even be out there, such because the Emilia Burger and the Tortellini with Parmigiano Reggiano Cream. There may be additionally a grand choice of cocktails and a listing of 200 wines.
Bottura developed the Korean outpost’s menu in tandem with Michelin-starred Karime Lopez, Seoul govt chef Hyungkyu Jun and head chef Davide Cardellini. Bottura shares on WWD, “there’s an invisible thread that runs via every of the Gucci Osteria globally: One which entwines Italian meals with the meals and merchandise of different nice world cuisines. Like Italy, Korea embraces its meals as a part of its tradition, and I’m so excited to welcome everybody to our Seoul outpost.”
As for the interiors, Gucci Osteria Seoul might be adorned following the blueprint set by the Florence location — together with references to the Italian Renaissance and Gucci’s all-embracing aesthetics. Friends might be welcomed with Gucci’s unmistakable inexperienced from the Georgian-era patio to the wood panelling in the principle eating room. The previous, on the outside terrace, options vibrant marble mosaic and 36 seats whereas the eating room holds 28 seats with blue velvet chairs and ebonised tables. Hidden behind stained-glass doorways is a personal eating room for as much as eight friends with vintage mirrors and floral wallpaper from the Gucci Décor dwelling assortment.
Gucci Osteria Seoul da Massimo Bottura is situated at 223 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It’s open each day from 11.30 am to 4 pm for lunch service, and 6 pm to 10 pm for dinner service. Make a reservation on gucciosteria.com.
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