Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills just won a Michelin star
“Chef Massimo Bottura has put the talented Mattia Agazzi at the helm and the results are truly impressive. It’s a cuisine that is both whimsical and rooted, ”read the comments of the anonymous reviewers. Agazzi adds: “It has been a very difficult time for the global hospitality industry, and we were forced to close after only a few weeks of opening, to reopen months later. The team, however, remained focused, united and motivated to create dishes of style and substance. We’re fortunate to have some of the world’s best ingredients right on our doorstep, and we love exploring Los Angeles and the great state of California, ”he says.
Bottura said he was ’emotional’ when he heard the news of his mentee’s success in a video shared with Vogue. “I was the happiest man in the world.”
Beverly Hills isn’t Gucci Osteria’s only starred outpost: Florence’s original location received the same honor in 2019. And while, of course, retail restaurants aren’t exactly a new concept. , Gucci’s are the only ones to be so critically acclaimed.
Marco Bizzarri, CEO of the Italian fashion house, says he enjoys investing in people, which can lead to magical results. A friend of Bottura and Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, who oversees the visual direction of Gucci Osteria, he knew the two would create a fantastic collaboration. “Creativity, passion, authenticity, I knew Massimo was going to meet Alessandro and they were going to click immediately.”