Designer Dining: Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills Just Won a Michelin Star

Led by the youthful and creative-minded Italian chef Mattia Agazzi with a focus on playful interpretations of Italian classics, L.A. restaurant Gucci Osteria Beverly Hills has been awarded its first Michelin star

Designed to capture the youthful energy embodied in Maison Gucci and its parallels with the philosophy of chef Massimo Bottura, Gucci Osteria in L.A. has just been awarded a Michelin star in the 2021 edition of the prestigious MICHELIN Guide California.

Specialising in modern Italian cuisine curated with local Californian ingredients, Gucci Osteria has been led by the young Italian chef Mattia Agazzi since 2020, under the guidance of chef Massimo Bottura of three-star Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy.

With this philosophy in mind, Mattia has used his California location to spearhead a new type of cuisine, harnessing the very best in seasonal produce, creating playful interpretations of classic Italian dishes that have earned impeccable star status.

Creative examples of such edible talent include “Uni Carbonara” using sea urchins from the Santa Barbara Coast, mixed with egg tagliolini and thinly chopped guanciale-style calamari, and “I Love Rock Climbing” in which wild morels are brought to the next level, presented side by side with cuts of plump, meaty trout – drawing inspiration from Mattia’s adventurous pursuits back home in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy.

Commenting, Mattia said, “This is a reward for the whole Gucci Osteria Beverly Hills team. It has been a very challenging time for the global hospitality industry, and we were forced to close after just a few weeks of opening, re-opening months later.

The team, however, has remained focused, united and driven to create dishes of style and substance. We’re lucky to have some of the best ingredients in the world on our doorstep, and we love exploring Los Angeles and the great state of California. The fact that we can use Californian ingredients to present a contemporary Italian cuisine inspires us, and to be recognised for this is something very special indeed, grazie!”

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura are a series of contemporary restaurants that share the same values and principles under one Gucci Osteria umbrella. Located in selected world cities, each celebrates their own varied and unique identity, while sharing a culinary philosophy that rides the wave of the seasons with creativity, elegance, playfulness and sensuality. 

Address: 347 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, California 90210 USA

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