A “Dining room on the river” to rediscover the great Italian home-style cuisine in Florence
Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant in Florence is a restaurant transmitting a conscious return to the various original and authentic regional specialties of days gone by, revisiting the somewhat lost tradition of Sunday lunch that creates a personal atmosphere in which one can participate.
Considered as a place for friendly get-togethers, Borgo San Jacopo is the ideal mix between a Dining Room and local Club, a restaurant where the service and atmosphere effortlessly generate an ultimate personal relationship, never invasive or pretentious, with guests.
The décor by architect Michele Bönan was inspired by the energetic and sophisticated ‘glam’ of the 50’s, the Italian “new deal” and the birth of “Made in Italy”, an era also closely tied to the extraordinary creativity of Salvatore Ferragamo, the “shoemaker of dreams”.
To aid this interpretation, the walls are graced with re-produced designs, sketches and images of this magical fashion epoch. The two levels of dining enjoy an arch shaped window on the river and have an elongated architectural prospective.
The concept and refurbishment follow the contemporary design evolution of the Hotel Lungarno with which it shares a lounge.
The custom-made lighting reflects the atmosphere of a 50’s film and was designed guaranteeing intimacy and focusing on the centre of the table and its décor, without obscuring the view of the other guests. Two grand mirrors, positioned opposite one another in front of the mezzanine area, generate an infinite space, which transports the magical evening river view to the guests’ tables within the restaurant.
The soft linen and cotton furnishings in varying tones of white with grey mineral notes complement both the oak floors and the black/brown details, confirming a fresh yet classic character. The table décor boasts crystal glassware and fine porcelain that recall those from any fine dresser. The platter service discreetly underlines the home-style feeling.
On the gastronomic front, Borgo San Jacopo offers a legitimate response to society at large’s desire to rediscover the traditions of a bygone era, carefully reviewed and presented in a refreshingly modern, retro architectural setting.
The pleasurable significance and interpretation of the grand classics of Italian Cuisine have been trusted to chef Beatrice Segoni, owner of the renowned “Torcoletto” restaurant in Porto Recanati, Ancona.
Beatrice has admirably accepted the challenge of transmitting her experience and sensibility to Florence with the sound intent of recreating the art of good home style cooking with the utmost respect for seasonal produce and traditional products with which are offered “classics” such as “il fritto”, and home-made bread and pasta.
Special care has been taken to present a Wine List that, without excluding the widely known labels, also includes carefully selected wines from boutique vineyards.
Open exclusively for dinner from 7.30 to 10.30 PM, with the exception of Tuesday, Borgo San Jacopo seats 65 in the dining area plus the lounge which is dedicated to relaxation and conversation, maybe accompanied by a fine liquor, also benefiting from renowned service at the Hotel Lungarno.
Addition information on Borgo San Jacopo
- Info and Booking Ph. +39.055.281661 – Fax +39.055.291114 – Email: email@example.com
- Project and Interior Designer: Arch. Michele Bönan
- Project supervisor: Arch. Nino Solazzi
- Lighting design: Arch. Jan H.Van Lierde
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For Meetings and Events:
- Florence: Sala Poccetti a Palazzo Capponi, Sala Guarnieri presso l’Hotel Lungarno
- Florence: Ristorante Borgo San Jacopo, (The Fusion Bar) SHOZAN-GALLERY
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