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Massimo Bottura opens the Gucci Osteria Beverly Hills – Italian Cuisine

The tri-starred chef Massimo Bottura arrives in Los Angeles: a new opening for Gucci Osteria from Massimo Bottura Beverly Hills, on the roof of the Gucci Rodeo Drive store in Los Angeles on February 17, 2020. To welcome him in preview, a parterre of enthusiastic Oscar stars!

Like a movie star, our chef Massimo Bottura has landed in Los Angeles with its new Gucci Osteria from Massimo Bottura Beverly Hills, right on the legendary Rodeo Drive on the top floor of the boutique of the iconic fashion brand. The partnership between Gucci and Bottura continues successfully, which began in 2018 with Gucci Osteria in Florence and recently awarded a Michelin star.

Gucci Beverly Hills – Photo by Pablo Enriquez.

As the golden doors of the new location officially open on February 17th, Hollywood stars have rushed to celebrate Chef Bottura and Gucci's CEO. Marco Bizzarri, to the exclusive preview. Already in town for the Oscar night, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Saoirse Ronan, from Salma Hayek to Anjelica Houston, celebrities from the world of cinema and music welcomed the news with great enthusiasm.

Salma Hayek.

A very important project that underlines the strong link with Los Angeles. Massimo Bottura and Karime López (the first Mexican chef to receive a Michelin star and the chef de cuisine of the Gucci Osteria in Florence) worked alongside the chef Mattia Agazzi for Gucci Osteria Beverly Hills. The new Gucci outpost in California allows chefs to develop and transform classic Italian recipes into an intercultural mix by mixing ingredients, techniques and flavors in each extraordinary dish.

The menu takes inspiration from travel around the world, from the passion for art, from the love of music, in a continuous creative movement without borders or barriers, fully reflecting the personality of the fashion brand as well as the culinary vision of Bottura. There is no shortage of iconic dishes on the menu such as the famous Tortellini in Parmesan cream or the legendary Emilia Burger, which will complement new original Californian-inspired proposals using organic products from local farmers' markets.

Herringbone wood floors, deluxe signed wallpaper Gucci Decor, tables in burgundy red marble and cherry-colored velvet seats inside, terrace in Italian marble mosaic with a breathtaking view and an ancient wooden pulpit as an outdoor bar: the location design also perfectly reflects the innate glamor of the Florentine brand , going to emphasize its deep-rooted relationship with the 70's Los Angeles jet set. The intertwining of culture, food and fashion completely envelops the lively and inspirational environment, confirming once again the importance of the experimental food scene of the Californian city as a place of culinary innovation.

The Prosecco hills are a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Italian Cuisine


UNESCO recognizes the value of the hills of Prosecco di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene: they are the 55th Italian site to be protected and protected


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The news is of those able to fill an entire territory with pride and joy: the hills of Prosecco di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene I'm UNESCO World Heritage Site. To decide, a few weeks ago, the UNESCO Assembly gathered in Azerbaijan that recognized the important cultural value of this area of ​​Veneto, thus became the 55th Italian site to receive the coveted award.

A result that came at the end of a long and demanding ten-year application process that involved several promoting parties: local administrations, trade associations, entrepreneurs, and inhabitants of the Prosecco hills.
A decisive role was played in this path by the producers of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG Consortium, as Innocente Nardi, President of the Temporary Purpose Association "Colline di Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a World Heritage Site" and of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG emphasized: "From the beginning and for the entire path of the candidacy not they have never stopped believing in the uniqueness of the landscape of our hills embroidered by the vineyards, by the impervious slopes that require effort and entirely manual work.This commitment that generations of winemakers have spent in the vineyards to forge "the mosaics", which we admire today, and the characteristic "ciglioni", which distinguish our viticulture and therefore our territory, has allowed us to achieve Unesco recognition ".

However, the appointment as a World Heritage Site is only the starting point of a process that will continue for to protect is protect the uniqueness of this cultural landscape, in line with the UNESCO recommendations addressed, in particular, to favor one sustainable economic and social development. In this direction, therefore, all the parts will operate with particular attention to the tourist repercussions: also the development tourist in fact it must be consistent with a sustainable approach.

Claudia Minnella
August 2019



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The hills of Prosecco di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene are UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Italian Cuisine

The UNESCO World Assembly has recognized the beauty and importance of one of the most important Italian wine territories

"The daring descents and the ascents sang Lucio Battisti. And it is an image that adapts perfectly to the hills of Prosecco di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, declared yesterday as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, "To be protected and protected for the uniqueness of the landscape cultural reads in the motivation.
A landscape profoundly forged by man, which for centuries has cultivated the vine on inaccessible slopes, where work is carried out exclusively by hand and costs time and effort.

The process of the candidacy, concluded yesterday with the proclamation in Baku during the meeting of the Unesco world assembly, is lasted ten years and saw the commitment of the governor of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia and of the winemakers of the denomination Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. However, there is no wonder of this important recognition: just think that the first road of Italian wine was created in this very area in 1966: fifty kilometers long, it connects Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, passing through some of the most beautiful villages in Italy, abbeys and monuments of the first order.

The landscape of the Prosecco di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills is the 55th Italian site registered in the UNESCO list and the 10th in the world in the "cultural landscape" category; the only similar in Italy is that of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.

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