By Lauren Jade Hill
Anticipation abounds as the US-based experience provider GR8 announce their latest partnership. By collaborating with world-renowned chef and restaurateur Massimo Bottura, GR8 will now be offering once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences in three major US cities.
Through their new partnership, the esteemed chef and luxury agency will be offering personal dining experiences in breath-taking locations which are usually inaccessible to the public, beginning with hidden spots in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. And in line with GR8’s portfolio of bespoke trips, each of these culinary experiences will be fully customizable, with the agency striving to provide experiences that would otherwise be unattainable.
As the accomplished chef of three Michelin starred restaurant Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura rose to fame by overcoming the culinary conventions of the Italian town of Modena the restaurant sits within, combining the traditions behind Italian cooking with innovation and creativity. And after being named among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for a number of years, Osteria Francescana eventually took the top spot as the World’s Best Restaurant in 2017; with signature dishes like the Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano, a meal here is unlike any you’ll have had before.
GR8, meanwhile, takes the expertise of an international team of creative professionals to design the most exclusive experiences imaginable, working in collaboration with suppliers and influencers around the world, and taking over extraordinary locations such as the Sistine Chapel or a Venetian Palazzo.
Through this collaboration, Massimo Bottura and GR8 will be setting up one-off dining experiences in locations such as New York’s Yankee Stadium and Lincoln Center, Griffith Observatory and GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, and some of Las Vegas’ top poker rooms. And it’s in each of these unique settings that Bottura and his team of chefs will provide a taste of the contemporary Italian kitchen.
To celebrate the beginning of this new partnership, GR8 and Massimo Bottura will be hosting two dinners in New York City in 2017; dates and locations are yet to be announced. To find out about upcoming events, go over to thegr8experience.com.
Images of Massimo Bottura © Paolo Terzi