Sunday, July 9, 2017

Fashion & Food: The Rose Room at The Met Opens in Venice

The Rose Room at the Met opening - Photo: Cat Bauer
THE SETTING

A hot summer night. We are in the outdoor garden courtyard and, later, the indoor dining room of The Met Restaurant inside the Metropole Hotel, a five-star family-owned hotel located on the Riva degli Schiavone in Venice. The Met Restaurant is headquarters for Michelin star chef, Luca Veritti.

THE TIME

It is July 7, 2017 at 7:00pm, the evening of the inauguration of the Rose Room, a casual, intimate nook inside The Met Restaurant.

THE PLAYERS

Gloria Beggiato is the owner of the Metropole Hotel. Gloria has "a thousand dreams and a thousand ideas," and an Alice in Wonderland glow about her. Gloria has long desired to transform The Met Restaurant into an eatery that reflects who she is -- her philosophies and her goals. When she met fashion designer Silvia Bisconti it was like a world burst wide open, a world of colors and emotions. Together they refreshed and expanded The Met, and created the Rose Room.

Gloria Beggiato
Silvia Bisconti is the "creative soul" of Raptus & Rose Atelier. Silvia looks a bit like a kindly Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass, and "likes to speak about Beauty." Silvia has used her fashion skills to dress The Met, and create the Rose Room, together with Gloria.

Silvia Bisconti - Photo: Eleonora Milner
THE COCKTAIL SERVED IN THE GARDEN:
perfect for a hot summer night

Rapture & Rose

Cranberry juice, Ferrari champagne and a slice of ginger, adorned with a rose bud and served with plenty of ice

Cat Bauer enjoying a Rapture & Rose champagne & cranberry juice cocktail

THE MENU

Verdure dell'isola di Sant'Erasmo, pane alle erbe, crema di formaggio, passion fruit e semi di zucca

Grachio reale, insalata di avocado, limone di Sorrento e cipolla di Tropea aromatizzata all'aceto di lamponi

*Risotto al pomodoro datterino, acciughe del Cantabrico, olio aromatizzato e basilico fresco

Filetto di San Pietro al rofumo di timo, zucchine alla menta e cialda croccante ai semi di lino

Biscotto croccante alla vaniglia, caffè Guatemala, mascarpone fresco e creema al Marsala

Sorbetto ananas, rosmarino, Alchèrmes

Proscecco Bareta Merotto
Incrocio Manzoni Serafini e Vidotto 2016
Vermentino - Giba 6mura 2015

*One of the best risottos I've ever tasted by Michelin star chef Luca Veritti
There is a touch of the Orient at The Met and the Rose Room, captured in the fabrics, the walls, the ceilings -- in the fashion worn by the staff.

Valentina Tommasi outside the Rose Room
Fashion fused with food. Cuisine with decor. The Rose Room is a casual alcove inside a Michelin star restaurant, where the cuisine is light, inspired by nature and reflects the seasons -- perfect for an aperitif, or a small, exclusive party.

Take a peek at the Raptus & Rose fashion show:



Have a look at the grand finale with Gloria Beggiato and Silvia Bisconti:



Go to the Met Restaurant for more information.

Ciao from Venezia,
Cat Bauer

1 comment:

  1. A hot summer night. We are in the outdoor garden courtyard and, later, the indoor dining room of The Met Restaurant inside the Metropole Hotel, a five-star family-owned hotel located on the Riva degli Schiavone in Venice. The Met Restaurant is headquarters for Michelin star chef, Luca Veritti.

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