MANILA, Philippines—A new lifestyle destination is set to take the retail, dining and bar scene by storm.
The Massimo Trulli Fashion, Food & Wine concept store combines the excitement of a trendy restaurant and a stylish boutique. Located at LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, the country’s newest entertainment hub in Makati City, the Massimo Trulli boutique will feature trendy bags and home furnishings by the top Italian designer.
The leather pieces are admired by style icons worldwide for its colorful pop art renditions, a reflection of the avant garde images of the 50s and the 60s. Luggage, handbags, belts and wallets will be on display in the store for the enjoyment of both diners and shoppers.
Aside from the fashionable accessories, Massimo Trulli’s exquisite chairs and tables are at the forefront of the concept store’s gourmet restaurant. Serving globally inspired dishes like Spanish tapas and French cuisine, Massimo Trulli makes sure diners will enjoy their food while comfortably lounging on its exquisite couches.
“We want everyone to have that unique Massimo Trulli experience,” said Gale Atienza, one of the owners of the unique establishment.
Before making waves as a top designer Massimo Trulli was an artist, hence his penchant for bold, vibrant images and colors, combining fashion elements with advertising and cinema. The designer is known for his limited edition bags that are handmade by noted craftsmen in Tuscany.
Wine lovers are sure to frequent the concept store for its long list of Italian wines, most of which can be ordered by the glass. “In other restaurants only the house wines are available by the glass; you have to buy the entire bottle if you want a particular kind,” said Adriano Stefanutti, wine director, consultant and one of the owners of the concept store.
The Wine Bar serves Italian wine starting at P200 a glass. High-end Italian wines are available at the Wine Cellar with prices ranging from P6,800 to P80,000 per bottle. Gourmet products like regional Italian cheeses and prosciutto San Daniele are also available at the deli.
According to Atienza the unique concept of combining a restaurant and a boutique is becoming popular in Europe. “We are confident it will pick up because Filipinos like to shop and eat. Here is a place where you can do both.”
Massimo Trulli will be open starting lunch time all the way till late night. ADVT