A gourmet destination for fashion & design addicts, the Torre restaurant and bar at Fondazione Prada offers a refined welcome, among artworks and chef’s menus

The new Ristorante Torre is located on the sixth and seventh floors of the new tower that completes Fondazione Prada’s Milan venue (via Lorenzini 14, ph. +39/02/23323910), designed by Rem Koolhaas with Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli from architecture firm OMA. It occupies an area of 215 sq m divided into two parts: the bar and the restaurant, illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an unprecedented view of the city. The triangular outdoor terrace overlooks the urban space with its 125 m² divided into a bistro-like area with 20 seats and a bar area.

The cocktail bar has a central counter, with a suspended bottle rack containing spirits and international liqueurs, where it is also possible to enjoy a light dinner. The rooms, furnished with warm parquet, timber paneling and hemp panels on the walls, form a lounge corner in the fireplace area, surrounded by Soviet armchairs and Eero Saarinen’s Tulip tables. The restaurant has seating for 84 guests on three levels slightly offset from each other.

The space features artworks by Lucio Fontana, William N. Copley, Jeff Koons, Goshka Macuga and John Wesley, in addition to artist’s plates designed by John Baldessari, Thomas Demand, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Elmgreen & Dragset, Joep Van Lieshout, Goshka Macuga, Mariko Mori, Tobias Rebherger, Andreas Slominski, Francesco Vezzoli and John Wesley. On the seventh floor is the chef’s table, an exclusive and reserved space with dedicated services, characterized by a glass wall with a view of the kitchens and a private terrace.

Torre’s menu is authentically Italian and draws on the best regional traditions, with desserts from Italian patisserie and a prestigious selection of wines from Italian and international labels. The kitchen is open to new occasional collaborations with international chefs and menus especially created for these occasions. [Barbara Tassara]

Fondazione Prada, Milan