The Director of Culinary of Mine & Yours Group, Chef Vito Mollica, will launch a fine dining version of the restaurant inside Palazzo Portinari Salviati. Opening scheduled for March 2022.
Florence – October 18, 2021. After being at the helm of one of the most important Michelin-starred restaurants in Tuscany for years and now in Dubai as Director of Culinary of Mine & Yours Group for the opening of Chic Nonna and L’Amo Bistrò del Mare, Chef Vito Mollica will return to Florence with a new restaurant in March 2022.
Chic Nonna di Vito Mollica will open inside Palazzo Portinari Salviati. An iconic building for the history of Florence and Italy, birthplace of Beatrice Portinari, the muse who inspired the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, and later the residence of Cosimo I of Tuscany, whose statue is still placed in the center of the Palazzo courtyard.
A stunning Italian ‘salotto’ conceived by Mine & Yours Group which boasts an enviable position overlooking the most central streets of Florence, close to Piazza Duomo and Brunelleschi’s Dome, perfect for a truly immersive and emotional fine dining experience.
Chic Nonna di Vito Mollica will feature a gastronomic restaurant inside Corte degli Imperatori, with frescoes dating back to the fifteenth century, depicting Homer’s Odyssey attributed to Alessandro Allori, and a Lounge Bar & Bistrot, with different menus inspired by the Tuscan and Italian culinary tradition.
The project is the result of a partnership with LDC Hotels & Resorts, an important hospitality group that operates on a global scale with an exclusive collection of hotels, resorts and restaurants in Taiwan and Italy, which will directly manage the apartments and the exclusive Spa located inside the building.
“I’m truly honored to return to the city that adopted me many years ago. I can’t wait to present all the details of this new fine dining restaurant and to welcome guests from Florence and all over the world.” states Vito Mollica.Stefano Cuoco, Global Managing Director & COO of Mine & Yours Group: “The return of Vito Mollica to his beloved Florence with a fine dining version of Chic Nonna is a major step for our Group. After the two new openings in
Dubai scheduled for 2021, it was important to get back to focus on our country and raise the bar once again. Thanks to the partnership with LDC Hotels & Resorts, we will manage all the f&b operations of this amazing location.”Marco Casarola, General Manager LDC Hotels & Residences Italy: “The history and the prestige of Palazzo Portinari Salviati are definitely top-notch, more than owners we feel like guardians. A building that, after our restoration, will be available to the Florentines once again. Our wish was to let a Chef that has been appreciated over the years by citizens and tourists run the restaurant. Together with Vito Mollica and Mine & Yours Group we are sure to hit the common goal of being a reference point for the fine dining in the city and a pleasant meeting place.”