The team behind Scarpetta, which debuted in New York City in 2008, has opened its first location outside the US, in the UK at the Bvlgari Hotel London.
The new location, named Sette, features signature dishes from the NYC locale as well as dishes exclusive to the new location. It also features a lower level cocktail lounge, Nolita Social.
Designed by Thomas Juul-Hanson, who designed the flagship Scarpetta location in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, the design maximizes the juxtaposition of natural and industrial materials, paired in chic, modern simplicity.
"Scarpetta has always been comfortable yet aspirational, and modern yet grounded with a love for old-world hospitality. Sette will follow this core ethos of our Scarpetta identity, capturing a quintessential New York balance of high energy and effortless elegance," says John Meadow, founder of LDV Hospitality, the hospitality group behind Scarpetta and other brands. "In true Dolce Vita style, to create a parallel social experience to Scarpetta in the New York flagship, a cocktail lounge called Nolita Social will complement Sette, and be located beneath the restaurant where guests can continue their evening after dinner."
Nolita Social, named after a New York neighborhood, will offer cocktails, live music and DJs.