When you think Gucci, you may think bags, shoes and all the accessories in between. However, what was once the Gucci museum – Florence’s Palazzo della Mercanzia – has become an interactive experience for consumers with the new Gucci Garden. The Gucci Garden is everything you can imagine when you think of the designer brand and how they would have culminated a boutique/museum with space for an Italian cuisine on the ground floor.
Bringing all the luxury elements the brand is well-known for doing, the Gucci Garden allows shoppers to have a day spent at Gucci followed by a delicious meal to enjoy after buying some of their favorite designer goods. From haute couture to hot pasta, what could make for a better day than sporting a new bag and then delving into some mushroom risotto? We for sure cannot think of anything better!
The Gucci Osteria is decorated in a striking shade of green and is helmed by Michelin star chef Massimo Bottura. “The restaurant is a reminder that Florence has always been a center of cultural exchange, particularly during the Renaissance,” Bottura explained.
Bottura owns Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in Modena, Italy. In 2016, Bottura’s restaurant was rated as the world’s best restaurant in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, so there is no denying that this food at the Gucci Osteria is going to be up there with the finest cuisine you would have ever experienced.
If that is not enough to sell it to you, then these pictures sure will. The breathtaking Garden is sure to bring in guests regardless of their view of the luxury brand. Make a change from your usual restaurant go-to and explore this beauty. However, be sure to bring your wallet because you may just be tempted by a Gucci bag you didn’t even realize you needed!