Often heralded as the master of Italian gastronomy, Massimo Bottura is the restaurateur and chef behind multiple Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe, including the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura collection. Recently, this iconic chef added two new names to the Gucci Osteria wine list: Krone Amphora Blanc de Blancs and Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut.Across four locations – Florence, Beverly Hills, Seoul and Tokyo – Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura has some serious culinary and fashion clout thanks to its two namesakes. Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri and Bottura were childhood friends whose twin passions for food and fashion combine in the concept.
World’s best restaurantsBottura’s first restaurant, Osteria Francescana, which opened in the historic centre of Modena, Italy, in 1995, is considered ‘the best of the best’, holding three Michelin stars and twice having ranked first on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, in 2016 and 2018. Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura is just as highly regarded, with its Florence, Beverly Hills and Tokyo outlets each awarded one Michelin star. It comes as no surprise that Krone has been selected to feature on the menu of the Florence venue. One of South Africa’s premium Cap Classique brands, Krone’s spectacular vintage-only Cap Classiques capture the character of each harvest, celebrating the distinct time and place in every bubble.
“Having not one but two of our vintages on the menu of such a world-renowned establishment is cause for celebration.”
Abigail Rands, Krone’s marketing director, is raising a toast to this tremendous feat: “Having not one but two of our vintages on the menu of such a world-renowned establishment is cause for celebration. We’re beyond thrilled that such an influential global tastemaker has recognised what we’re trying to do here at Krone, which is to create Cap Classiques of distinction,” she says.