Editor: Jose Morales
Milan, Italy – This June 2020, Restaurant Torre at Fondazione Prada’s Milan venue, reopened its doors at the helm of a new chef, Lorenzo Lunghi. As the region and the rest of Italy work to recover from the calamities of Covid-19, the restaurant aims to develop an original gastronomic experience that draws from, and pays respect to the best Italian regional traditions, starting from Chef Lunghi’s Tuscan roots.
Born in 1986, the young chef has trained professionally at the two Michelin stars restaurant Fulvio Pierangelini, and Gambero Rosso by Emanuela in San Vincenzo, Livorno. In 2011, in this same city, he opened the restaurant Il Bucaniere with Fulvietto Pierangelini. After, he moved to Paris to work in the kitchens of Le Dauphin by Iñaki Aizpitarte and Le Chateaubriand. His experience in Paris is heightened by his collaboration with the one Michelin star restaurant Saturne where he held the sous-chef position for almost five years. It was here where he was influenced by Sven Chartier’s cuisine and Ewen Lemoigne’s natural wines selection.
Restaurant Torre, located on the sixth floor of the tower at Fondazione Prada’s Milan, offers a wide-sweeping view of the urban space. It has been described by architect Rem Koolhaas as “a collage of pre-existing themes and elements,” combining works of art and design furniture. The restaurant, which sits 104 people both inside and on its terrace, features works by artists such as Lucio Fontana, Jeff Koons, William N. Copley, Goshka Macuga, and John Wesley, as well as furnishing designed by Eero Saarinen and Philip Johnson. – GM
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