20 September 2021 12:00
Chef Andrea Aprea – known for having earned two Michelin stars with the VUN Andrea Aprea of the Park Hyatt Milan – is ready for a new entrepreneurial and culinary adventure. The setting for the opening of the new restaurant and bar-bistro has been unveiled, marking the chef’s return to the Milanese scene.
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The new restaurant “Andrea Aprea” will be on the top floor of the expected Etruscan Museum wanted by the Luigi Rovati Foundation, at 52 Corso Venezia in Milan, in a splendid period building with a secret green courtyard. The bar-bistro opens right on the internal courtyard and will offer informal solutions and concept food to the public. The opening date of the Etruscan Museum, the restaurant and the bar-bistro is scheduled for early 2022.
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The opening marks the start of Aprea’s entrepreneurial project which – after 10 years as Executive Chef at VUN – returns today to the kitchen to continue the research path that has distinguished it, widening its gaze from the gastronomic restaurant to the new concept of bar-bistro. The project benefits from an exceptional setting: the restaurant – developed on 210 square meters with 32 seats – will be located on the top floor of a magnificent building in Corso Venezia, where a scenic space characterized by a large panoramic window will allow a view of the park of Porta Venezia and the new architecture of the city.
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The bar-bistro will instead be on the ground floor, to serve museum guests and the city public. Designed by the architect Flaviano Capriotti, the interiors take up the materials of the Milanese tradition in a contemporary key and interact with the site-specific works of art created by young artists.
“This new project represents for me an extraordinary personal and professional challenge. A deep understanding was born with the Rovati family that led to the sharing of ideas and projects. The result of this meeting is today in the extraordinary location of the new gastronomic restaurant and bar. -bistrot “, says chef Andrea Aprea. “I am happy to be part of this initiative which will offer a new destination for art, culture, education and for the discovery of new gastronomic routes”.
Both the Andrea Aprea restaurant and the bar-bistro are designed by the architect Flaviano Capriotti. “We are sure that the choice of a partner like Andrea Aprea will give value to the museum that will move around its cultural offer, with a new strategy for Milan and the country, of multifunctionality and plurality of services” says Giovanna Forlanelli, vice president of Rovati Foundation.