Food and drink
The great thing here is that while the design may be completely outrageous, they haven’t forgotten about the food, which is really rather good. Based on a modern, healthy Mediterranean version of Italian cuisine, expect to find light delicious meals such as salmon and seabass tartare with crispy quail egg, rigatoni ‘Sicilian’ style with eggplant and baked tomatoes or marinated salmon with prickly pear, fennel and citrus fruit salad.
When Dolce & Gabbana theme something, they go for it and this is gold from top to toe. With rather blocky décor in places, it can feel a little like eating in an unwrapped Toblerone bar. But it’s fun, it’s certainly eye-catching and different. According to the official blurb – “gold is an upbeat, a sunny colour, the colour of energy, luxury and a new dolce vita. Signifying a taste for beauty and for sensual pleasure.” So there you have it.
Lines from Cabaret kept floating through my head. Once "Money makes the world go round" stepped aside, it was the turn of "Even the orchestra is beautiful..." It seemed apt for the staff here – they are part of the performance.
Just behind the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the Quadrilatero d'Oro - where else could this be but the Fashion District?
With a name like this, come prepared to pay. The restaurant is expensive, but the café and bistrot are affordable if you want a celebrity-spotting peek through the door, with salads at about the 14-euro mark.
- Culture vultures
- Celebrity spotting
- Special occasions