Picture yourself on the veranda of an Italian villa, flanked by seasonal produce from the cittadina market, red and yellow tomatoes nestled in Umbrian pottery bowls, and the juiciest fresh fruit for dessert. Bright presentations, sublime ingredients, and sweet dreams of summer nights.
Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini said "The visionary is the only realist." That ideology was the basis for this bar, re-create our most treasured memories through chocolate without calling them "chocolate" -- it contains no sugar, simply strawberries & cocoa butter, gently finished with slivers of toasted almonds dressed in Villa Manodori balsamic vinegar (by Chef Massimo Bottura). The fruit sings, tart on the tongue, smooth on the mouth.