Massimo Bottura, chef of the internationally acclaimed restaurant in Modena, Osteria Francescana, will open a second Gucci Osteria in Los Angeles.
The first Gucci Osteria opened in Florence in January 2018 under the helm of Karime Lopez. In less than two years the restaurant clinched a Michelin star.
The second Osteria Gucci will open on 346 Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. The Italian chef made the announcement on his Instagram account: “Knock Knock! Who’s there? It’s me. It’s time to open! It’s February 8th. Get reaady”.
There was no announcement as to who will lead the kitchen of the new Los Angeles restaurant but in his Instagram post, Massimo tagged Mattia Agazzi, Tamara Rigo and Marino Monferrato.
The first Gucci restaurant is housed inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museo. Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, the designed space features a store with one-of-a-kind items as well as the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, the restaurant by the three Michelin star chef from Modena.
The Florence restaurant has 35 covers and mixes Italian cuisine with international influences that the chefs pick whenever they travel abroad.
Last year, Gucci Osteria opened for a two month pop-up in Singapore.