Massimo Bottura is on the rooftop of the Gucci flagship restaurant in Beverly Hills. It’s a beautiful, nearly 70-degree February day. “I’m thinking about the snow in Modena,” Bottura says, referring to his hometown, where he operates the Three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Bottura is opening his first U.S. restaurant, Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura Beverly Hills, on February 17. It’s the second Gucci Osteria. The first has a Michelin star in Florence.
Guests at the new L.A. restaurant will be capable of enjoying traditional Bottura dishes like his tortellini with 36-month Parmigiano-Reggiano from Modena.
This pasta is a lactose-free miracle as a result of the process of making Parmagiano-Reggiano turn lactose into something easily digestible. The dish’s creamy sauce is cooked with water and Parmagiano-Reggiano for “perfect umami.”
There’s plenty of other magic at Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills. A risotto dish has different colors of pizza, with tomato, basil, and stracciatella cheese, plus a “crust” of capers powder.
The menu further consists of Bottura’s famous Emilia burger, which combines beef with the gelatin from cotechino.