LDV Hospitality will open its first international restaurant in London. Sette will be the UK's version of Scarpetta Restaurant, the chic modern Italian restaurant concept hailing from New York. The restaurant will be located in Knightsbridge Green, operating independently but located on the ground floor of Bvlgari Hotel London, opening in June 2019.
Sette, named for the lucky number seven, will bring authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair. A cocktail lounge called Nolita Social will complement Sette and be located beneath the restaurant. LDV Hospitality continues their development of original F&B concepts for hotels around the world.
The term Scarpetta is derived from the Italian tradition of 'fare la Scarpetta,' which means to indulge in a meal down to the very last bite. Sette will remain true to this philosophy by continuing in its tradition of sourcing excellent seasonal, local ingredients, crafting freshly baked breads and its famous homemade pastas daily, including the renowned Scarpetta classic - Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil.
The much loved signature dishes from Scarpetta will be included on the Sette menu, with the addition of new dishes specific to Sette. The Crudo section will boast delicate YellowTail and Tuna Susci, complementing the Verdure section, featuring a rotation of vibrant local seasonal vegetables. Main courses will include Halibut or the Veal Tenderloin with gnocchi alla romana and glazed sweetbreads, which can be paired with a robust and eclectic mix of classic and esoteric Italian wines. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekends.
Sette has been designed by the esteemed Thomas Juul-Hanson, who is also credited with designing the flagship Scarpetta location in the trendy NoMad neighbourhood in Manhattan. Hanson maximizes the juxtaposition of natural and industrial materials, paired harmoniously together in chic, modern simplicity. The understated-yet-elegant approach to design creates an environment that is simultaneously stylish, welcoming, and inspiring.
"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 Yorkbalance of high energy and effortless elegance. We are delighted to bring our passion to guests in London," John Meadow, Founder of LDV Hospitality. "In true 'Dolce Vita' style, to create a parallel social experience to Scarpetta and Seville 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 New York's most charming neighborhood, North of Little Italy, will bring the energy of 'the New York night' to London, with a heady mix of elevated cocktails, live music and DJ's playing 60's rock, 70's soul, and 90's hip-hop for a stylish, yet carefree crowd. This lounge offers guests a journey of social discovery, beginning with early evening cocktails and lite bites, and transitioning to a feel good after hours hangout; encouraging a place that is a small, intimate, and seductive.
Sette by Scarpetta will be located on 4 Knightsbridge Green, London SW1X 7QN.
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