Italian three-Michelin-star chef, media mogul and philanthropist Massimo Bottura is to bring the Gucci Osteria restaurant brand to Ginza, Tokyo, next year.
Located on the top floor of Gucci Namiki - the flagship Gucci store set to open on the 29 April - Gucci Osteria Tokyo will be curated by Bottura in collaboration with Karime Lòpez, head chef of the original Gucci Osteria in Florence. The restaurant will have its own dedicated entrance from street level.
This is the third Gucci Osteria, with the first opening back in January 2018 at the Gucci Garden in Florence and the second in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, in February 2020. The Florence restaurant was recognised with a Michelin star last year.
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The film stars Lady Gaga in the role of Patrizia Reggiani, who was tried and convicted of orchestrating the assassination of her ex-husband and former head of the Gucci fashion house, Maurizio Gucci, portrayed by Adam Driver. The film also stars Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jack Huston, Reeve Carney, and Jeremy Irons.
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