Fine dining with a side of fashion in the Gucci Garden

Earlier this week in Florence, Italy, Gucci opened an intimate, 50-seat restaurant with three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura at the helm, creating an entirely new menu heroing classic Italian dishes with a twist. Dishes include Parmigiano Reggiano tortellini, Peruvian-inspired tostadas, pork belly buns and mushroom risotto for €20 to €30 euros each.

Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria, the restaurant is part of the Gucci Garden, a two-floor space in the ancient Palazzo della Mercanzia, which dates back to 1337. Designed by Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, the Garden blossoms with clothing, accessories, video installations, artworks, documents and artefacts as well as contemporary items and vintage pieces, even a cinema room.

With the Uffizi Gallery and Piazza di San Firenze in stepping distance of the Gucci Garden, the space (and a replenishing meal from the restaurant) is sure to be a must-fo for any self-respective culture vulture.

Inside Gucci's new fine dining restaurant