A Temporary Eco-Minded Restaurant Pops Up in Milan

The interior of the Cube, a temporary restaurant.

The Cube, the temporary, eco-sustainable restaurant atop Milan’s Galleria Victor Emanuel designed by the Milanese architects Park Associati, opened its doors late last year. Conceived by Electrolux, a Swedish appliance brand, the Cube is a four-month project in which Michelin-starred chefs assume two-week residencies to experiment with locally sourced ingredients and regional cuisines.

The atmosphere is interactive, thanks to its open kitchen arena, Electrolux-outfitted, where chefs like  Colleoni brothers, of San Martino in Bergamo, create three-hour-long lunches and dinners for 18 guests seated at a single table.  Reservations must be made in advance at www.electrolux.com/cube.

Contrary to what its name would suggest, the Cube is more like a lunging trapezoid, with glass walls and ceilings that provide a front-row view of the historic Duomo’s Gothic spires, while keeping the Piazza del Duomo underfoot, a slightly vertiginous experience after a few glasses of Franciacorta.

This isn’t the first time the Cube has loomed over a city.  Last spring, the Cube sat atop the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.  And since Park Associati designed the eco-sustainable structure to be re-assembled, the Cube’s post-Milan tour lineup includes London, Stockholm and eventually Moscow.

Source: nytimes.com

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