Finally unveiled the setting for the opening of the restaurant and bar-bistro that mark the debut of chef Aprea as an entrepreneur
Andrea Aprea opens his first restaurant – and this alone would be enough to make news, but that’s not all. His destination is a new place full of charm: the new restaurant “Andrea Aprea” will be on the top floor of the expected Etruscan Museum wanted by Luigi Rovati Foundation. Write down this address: corso Venezia 52 in Milan, where we now find a splendid period building with a secret green courtyard.
Andrea Aprea, entrepreneur of himself
Last May, the announcement on social media: from his Instagram profile, Andrea Aprea reveals the great decision to leave the Milanese restaurant that led to the 2 Michelin stars: “It’s never easy to make decisions, but I made this one with a lot of thought. … especially in a historical moment like this, but I decided to pursue my dream. I inform you that I am leaving the management of the kitchens of the Park Hyatt Milano and of the Vun to open my restaurant. Now a new path awaits me, I will keep you informed on evolution ”. Born in 1977, from 2011 at VUN Andrea Aprea, he obtained his first Michelin star in 2012, then the second Michelin star in 2017, the separation in May 2021 leaves many questions.
Finally today we understand where the great cuisine with Neapolitan roots of chef Aprea will start surprising us again: at the Etruscan Museum in Corso Venezia in Milan. And it will be possible to taste its gastronomic proposal in two ways: on the top floor, the restaurant spread over 210sqm for precious 32 seats that will be able to enjoy an exceptional view from the panoramic window, while on the ground floor will be the bar-bistro to satisfy the tourist customers of the Museum. Both spaces were designed by the architect Flaviano Capriotti, the interiors take up the materials of the Milanese tradition in a contemporary key and dialogue with the site-specific works of art created by young artists. Also nice to see.
Andrea Aprea, on the phone
After 10 years as an executive chef at VUN Andrea Aprea of the Park Hyatt Milan, brought to 2 Michelin stars, here is a new future for the talented chef. We reached him on the phone and he confirmed the excitement and enthusiasm for the new adventure “I think it’s normal for a chef to want to open his own restaurant, it’s an almost spontaneous evolution. For me, it was the right time to take this leap, ”he explained. The opening is for the new year, so the details have not yet been defined: the search for staff is underway, the menu is being defined, but what is sure is the stylistic code of Andrea Aprea. His contemporary Italian cuisine is the basis of his project which is based on the firm belief “to do well what you really know, what you are” and to want to continue along his line by improving with novelties without neglecting the past. Premature to know more, updates in the coming months, but certainly his flat icon There Caprese… Sweet Salty it will be on paper.
A new agreement
Maximum satisfaction on both sides for an agreement reached relatively recently and in a short time.
“This new project represents an extraordinary personal and professional challenge for me. A deep understanding and community of values was born with the Rovati family, so we found ourselves sharing thoughts and visions. The result of this meeting is today in the extraordinary location for the new gastronomic restaurant and the Bar-Bistrot ”says the chef Andrea Aprea. “I am happy to be part of this initiative that will offer Milan a new destination for art, culture, education and the discovery of new gastronomic itineraries.”
“We are sure that the choice of a valuable partner like Andrea Aprea will bring an important additional 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” he claims Giovanna Forlanelli, Vice President of the Rovati Foundation.