Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Launches New Restaurant With Michelin-Starred Japanese Chef Haruo Ichikawa

19 May 2019
2 min read
Hungry for a gourmet getaway? Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is launching an suave restaurant for the summer season, Magnolia GastroBar.

Hungry for a gourmet getaway? Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is launching an exciting new restaurant for the summer season, Magnolia GastroBar.

Opening its doors and menus on June 3 in collaboration with the Michelin-starred Japanese Chef Haruo Ichikawa, the new eatery will offer foodies the perfect way to kick back and relax.

Located at La Villa, the residential style accommodation within Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Magnolia offers an elegant greenhouse with an intimate outdoor space to enjoy the perfect summer evening overlooking the historical Gherardesca Gardens.

On the menu, expect the best Asian specialities courtesy of Haruo Ichikawa, previously chef at the Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Iyo based in Milan. Enjoy seasonal vegetables tempura and a variety of sushi, combining the best of Italian and oriental excellences such as Japanese wagyu, king crab, amberjack, lobster, red prawns and many more different fish specialities.

Among the menu highlights features Chef Haruo’s signature dish, the vegetarian nimono, featuring sautéed vegetables, bamboo, trumpet mushrooms, taro potatoes, eggplants, carrots, taccole green beans, konjac with soy sauce and mirin.

The dish on Haruo Ichikawa
Michelin-starred chef Haruo Ichikawa, former chef of Iyo restaurant in Milan, is one of the few Japanese chefs with this important recognition in Europe.

Graduating school in 1954, his journey saw him train between Tokyo and Los Angeles and then in the most important Japanese kitchen in Milan – where every year the Milanese Guide of Gambero Rosso assigned him three globes.

Haruo’s kitchen is both an art and ritual, beginning with the freshest ingredients and featuring extreme attention to detail. 

He strongly believes that the perfect dish is the one that makes the guest fall in love with it. Even though he remains faithful to Japanese tradition, Chef Ichikawa often integrates products from his adopted country into his preparations

Magnolia will complement the culinary offer from Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, allowing guests to choose between four different food options during their stay.

Hungry for more?
When: Opening June 3 2019.
Details: Magnolia Asian GastroBar will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 5:00 to 11:00pm.
Bookings: Phone 055 2626477 or email to make a reservation.