Dine in style at Restaurant Gianni in Versace’s mansion

One of Florida’s most famous sights is the ornate mansion that was home to the famous Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. You can actually dine there, in the onsite restaurant on the premises, Gianni’s, which offers extraordinary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Baroque Access has all the details

 

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Gianni’s menu is full of delectable gourmet Italian and Mediterranean dishes as well as a fine selection of wines. All are served in a unique atmosphere on world-famous Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami Beach. You can book your dinner from Tuesday through Sunday from 6pm to midnight. Lunch and private events are also available by appointment only.

 

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The restaurant’s exquisite menu is a collaboration between Mathias Gervais from Restaurant at the Setai, and Gianni’s executive chef, Thomas Stewart. Gianni’s is divided into three distinctly different dining rooms: the Medusa dining room was originally Versace’s formal dining room, a 30-seat room that features pebbled mosaic and shelled walls. This is where the Italian designer hosted celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Madonna and Princess Diana, to name but a few. There’s also a Moroccan room, featuring Greek gods and imported coral. Finally, when the weather is good, there’s the patio, where guests dine al fresco, outside in the magnificent Mosaic Garden right next to the 54-foot long swimming pool tiled with 24-karat gold, which is known as the ‘Million Mosaic Pool’.

 

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Appetizers on the menu include Capesante di Viareggio and Maine Scallops a la Plancha with fennel puree, croutons, frisée and vanilla oil. Mains include a pan-seared Florida spiny lobster with tear-drop tomatoes, basil and baby vegetables. Of course, Gianni’s also serves caviar, from domestic Alverta President to a Versace-worthy portion of Tsar Imperial Kaluga.

 

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Of course, even though the food is quite sublime, the star of the show will always be the location. The 23,000-square foot mansion has changed hands numerous times since Versace was murdered on its steps in 1997. Its latest incarnation is as a 10-bedroomed boutique hotel named Villa Casa Casuarina. So you not only have the opportunity to dine there, you can actually stay in one of the gloriously exotic bedrooms in the mansion after a dinner at Gianni’s, if you wish. That’s really living the Versace dream to the full! Dining where Versace used to dine, taking a dip in his gold-tiled pool, and relaxing in the exquisite tropical paradise that is the Mosaic Garden.

 

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Accommodation at the hotel starts from approximately $750 per night, depending on the room, and that includes access to the exquisite grounds, which were the location for many lavish parties hosted by the designer during his lifetime.
 


If you would like to book a table at Gianni’s next time you’re in Miami, let Baroque Access assist. Mail us right away, info@baroqueaccess.com, so that we can make your reservations for you. If you are keen to stay at Villa Casa Casuarina, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can make those arrangements for you. Mail them at info@baroquetravel.com.

New York restaurants celebrating their 5 star rating

Forbes Travel Guide’s 59th list of worldwide recipients of star ratings was released on 23 February, 2017. This is the culmination of the magazine’s legendary selective approach to recognize the finest properties in the world that offer gracious, intuitive service. Baroque Access takes a look at which Manhattan restaurants made the 5-star cut

 

Cuisine at Jean-Georges

Cuisine at Jean-Georges

This year’s Forbes Travel Guide It List includes ratings of properties in 42 countries throughout the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. There are plans to include the Middle East and Africa in 2018. Newly added destinations for 2017 included Bali, Barcelona, Bogota, Budapest, Cartagena, County Kildare (Ireland), Dublin, Kyoto, Lima, Lisbon, Manila, Melbourne, Monte Carlo, Munich, Osaka, Santiago, Seoul, St. Tropez, Sydney, Venice and Zurich.

 

Sweets at Per Se

Sweets at Per Se

The 2017 list included numerous first-time recipients, including seven 5-star restaurants and 22 new 5-star hotels. It also honored nine new 5-star spas… and that’s just the 5-star ratings. There are also establishments that received four-star ratings, and those that received a Recommended rating.

All the winners are invited to attend Forbes Travel Guide All-Star Celebration in New York City on 2 March, 2017. They will enjoy a selection of delectable dishes prepared by award-winning chefs who are culinary legends, including Mario Batali, Michael White, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, amongst others.

 

Here is the list of New York City’s finest 5-star restaurants:

         

·         Daniel – Owned by Chef Daniel, this Relais & Chateux listed restaurant offers an elegant ambience, gracious service and delectable menus in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The award-winning French cuisine is inspired by the seasons and accompanied by internationally acclaimed wines.

 

·         Del Posto – A refined, rich creation of chefs Mario Batali, Joe and Lidia Bastianich and partner/Executive Chef Mark Ladner, this fine Italian restaurant has achieved more acclaim than any other in the city. It offers the definitive Italian dining experience, and has numerous awards to prove it.  

 

·         Eleven Madison Park – This exceptional restaurant offers a seasonal tasting menu for lunch and dinner of between 8 and 10 courses. The menu focuses on local ingredients; some dishes are communal, whilst others are individual choices. The meal, which lasts approximately 3 hours, has a set price, which is all-inclusive (it excludes tax and beverages).

 

·         Jean-Georges – This particular restaurant is the jewel in Chef Jean-George Vongerichten’s crown. The chef owns a number of restaurants but this one is renowned for offering the very best in fine dining. Dishes are exquisitely crafted dishes that marry French, American and Asian influences.

 

·         La Bernardin – Originally Paris-based and serving only fish, this 3 Michelin-starred restaurant opened in New York in 1986. Ranked 24 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and with numerous other accolades, the restaurant is a force to be reckoned with in the gourmet world.

 

·         Masa – Japanese-born Chef Masa apprenticed under sushi master, Sugiyama Toshiaki, at Tokyo’s well-respected Ginza Sushi-ko. He then followed a boyhood ambition to travel to the US and started a small, casual kitchen serving both traditional Japanese dishes as well as more Americanized staples. His next venture was this one, Masa, which first opened in Beverly Hills. Masa and Bar Masa, both opened in NYC in 2004. A sushi meal at this renowned restaurant is incomparable.

 

·         Per Se - Opened in 2004, Per Se is Chef Thomas Keller’s famous New York interpretation of The French Laundry. It is Chef Keller’s second three-Michelin-starred property featuring his daily nine-course tasting menu and a nine-course vegetable tasting menu using classic French technique and the finest quality ingredients. An award-winning wine list of over 2,000 bottles complements the menu.

 

If you would like us to book you a table at one of the list of 5-star restaurants, let us make your reservation now before they are booked up. Contact us right away, info@baroqueaccess.com.

The most exclusive restaurant in New York City

Anybody who is an A-list celebrity, including the Mayor of New York City, the President of the United States and actor Woody Allen have dined there. For the rest of us, getting a table at the 120-year-old restaurant, Rao’s in New York, is almost impossible. Baroque Access has a way in

 

This more than a century old Italian restaurant located in East Harlem is in the ranks of dining institutions like the now-defunct Spanish restaurant El Bulli and the Californian establishment, the French Laundry, both of which are renowned for being sold out on a consistent basis. Rao’s is like that – but worse. There are only about 12 tables in the entire restaurant, which is similar to a private supper club, as reservations are impossible to come by. In fact, regulars keep their reservations for years, and if they aren’t available to dine on the date they’ve booked, they won’t give the table up; they will give it to a deserving friend or family member instead.

 

So getting a reservation at Rao’s is almost impossible at any time of the year. And as the restaurant is so tiny, even the owners can’t grant friends or family favors and give them a table. In addition, Rao’s has never gone out looking for publicity of any kind. It has been more than 30 years since anybody published a restaurant review, and this has only made the restaurant more sought-after. This mythical eaterie remains on everybody’s Wish List, but few of us ever get the opportunity to savor the Italian delicacies that are prepared in its kitchen.

 

Apparently, those who have dined at Rao’s say that the experience of eating there is as memorable as the meal. Start off by enjoying a drink at the stand-up bar, served by Nick ‘The Vest” (he has a wardrobe full of hundreds of colorful vests). You won’t find a menu on the table; instead, whoever is serving you will pull up a chair and give you a rundown of the menu, which includes numerous delicious dishes. You can also personalize your dish – as long as you don’t mind it being cooked traditional Italian, you can have any type of protein, and there is a selection of stunning sauces to give with a choice of pastas.

 

Signature classics that Rao’s is famous for include its legendary meatballs, a fabulous lemon chicken, a simple, delectable salad of roasted red peppers, pine nuts and raisings, and a sumptuous seafood salad. The restaurant is only open for dinner Monday to Friday – never at lunchtime, never on a weekend. And did we mention they insist on cash?

 

Located on the corner of East 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue, the restaurant, nicknamed ‘The Joint’ by the locals, first opened as a saloon in this Italian neighborhood in 1896. It’s still located in the original one room first inhabited in the late 19th Century, although it was remodeled a bit in 1995 after a fire. The paneled walls are decorated with Christmas lights all year round and photos of legends such as Frank Sinatra. You’ll find a bar at one end of the room, a jukebox against the wall, and tables that seat a maximum of 60 patrons. Pellegrino Senior and his aunt Anna Pellegrino ran the place (her husband Vincent originally owned the restaurant) until she died in 1994. Pellegrino Senior than took Vincent’s nephew, Ron Straci as a partner. Straci, who is now 81, dines at one of the tables every night.

 

Those lucky enough to have been awarded a table come on their designated evenings at a time of their choosing, and the table is theirs for the night. These A-listers include Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump, Keith Richards, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Fallon and Rod Stewart.

 

No matter how wealthy or well-connected you are, it’s still unlikely you’ll get a table at Rao’s. But if you’d like to find out more about the restaurant, and let Baroque Access get you a reservation, we’re happy to oblige. Just contact us, info@baroqueaccess.com, and we will do everything we can to assist.

Farm to table in NYC – Olmsted

Olmsted offers produce from its back garden directly to the table. And that’s just one of the reasons everyone’s heading to Brooklyn to try out New York’s latest eaterie. Baroque Access fills us in

 

Recently opened restaurant Olmsted is causing waves on the dining scene, and for good reason. The restaurant, located in Prospect Heights, two blocks from Prospect Park, uses produce, herbs and spices from their garden in the backyard. But that’s not all. The dishes are all unique takes on usual restaurant fare. Yes, you’ll find asparagus salad on the menu, but how many other places serve it with a wheatgrass aioli? Frozen yoghurt is delicately scented with honey and lavender, a unique combo if ever there was one. And even the cocktails, like the Lavender, are quite unique, a very fascinating concoction of bourbon, herbs de Provence, black walnut and sherry.

 

The décor is in keeping with the pastoral theme: there’s repurposed wood everywhere you look, and the garden is a highlight of a visit here. Greg Baxtrom is one of the two owners as well as the chef here; he’s spent the past 10 years working in some of the most exciting kitchens imaginable, even going as far afield as Lysverket in Norway to hone his skills. His current home, Olmsted, has been serving up to 50 patrons at a time unique dishes since May this year. Of course, the menu is heavy on the veggies, but with the bounty growing in the back yard, this is to be expected.

 

The menu is seasonal, the lush garden even has a living wall and the dishes are always delicious, and always unexpected combinations. Greg’s partner is farmer Ian Rothman, who founded Fairweather Farm in Massachusetts and is also renowned as the horticulturalist at New York’s Atera. This isn’t the first restaurant he’s worked with to assist them in going green, and he also worked as a consultant for the farming nonprofit Project EATS. Greg and Ian met at Atera, united with the desire to build a more sustainable food system, their restaurant is the shining result.

 

The front of the restaurant is deceptively simple. The storefront is modest – the backyard garden is very much the highlight; here you’ll find six outdoor benches arranged in a U-shape around the perimeter of a tiny urban farm. Patrons sit on cushions sipping orange wine, nibbling fried pickled fiddlehead ferns or puffy chips made of crawfish. The garden is the theater and the dishes produced from its array of greens is quite astonishing. Once you’ve had your cocktails and snacks, it’s time to head indoors to enjoy the main attraction, the food.

 

Part of the luxury of Olmsted is the price of the food – it’s really inexpensive, despite its creative flair. And it’s refreshingly simple, too. Sample watermelon sushi, thin slices of Long Island fluke served and paper-thin rounds of confit lemon wrapped around tiny sticks of watermelon. The secret is in the thin layer of herb oil that’s infused with clippings from the back garden.

 

The menu is seasonal, but a strong favorite is the gazpacho, one of Olmsted’s signature dishes. Unlike the red Spanish version, this one is created using green radish tops and potato. It’s poured for you at your table over pickled slices or radish and accompanied by a cloud of lemon foam. Sheer bliss.

 

The menu is tapas-style, with lots of small dishes that are ideal for combining, sharing or sampling. Do try the homemade pretzel rods wrapped in prosciutto – a real treat. Main dishes abound, and there are daily specials, too, but what is the secret to Olmsted’s success is taking a few well chosen ingredients and combining them with a simplicity and ease that lets you savor the food in its entirety.

 

If you would like to sample Olmsted’s refined but extremely affordable fare, let Baroque Access make a reservation for you. Contact us right away, info@baroqueaccess.com and we will arrange a delightful dinner experience for you.

New restaurant opens in The Villard Mansion

One of New York City’s most iconic hotels, the Lotte New York Palace, located in Midtown Manhattan, has just opened a new restaurant, called Villard, in the landmarked building, The Villard Mansion, which is part of this luxury hotel. Baroque Travel finds out all the details

 

The new signature restaurant, Villard, which is located in the historic 130-year-old neo-Italian Renaissance building, comprises two dining rooms – The Gold Room and Bar, and the Gallery Room. The mansion, built in 1882 by Henry Villard as his home, has hosted guests from all over the world. Although the space has now been infused with a contemporary energy, with new sculptures, photography and light, there are many historic treasures, too, including works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John La Farge and Louis Comfort Tiffany as well as priceless old mosaics, cabinetry and boiserie.

 

The restaurant offers a ‘power breakfast’ concept, a stunning selection of breakfast and brunch fare that is expected to be popular with businessmen and local residents as well as hotel guests. It is open from 6.30am to 3pm during the week, and 7am to 3pm on weekends.

Chef de Cuisine is Oscar Granados has created a menu inspired by the menus of classical European cafes and bistros, featuring locally-grown and sourced produce as well as home-baked breads and pastries. Delicacies include Brioche Pudding French Toast with bourbon-spiked maple syrup, dry-aged New York strip ‘Steak and Eggs’, Lobster Pearl Pasta with a poached egg and orange-scented hollandaise sauce, and Farmhouse Spinach and Gruyere Popovers. European-inspired coffee, brewed teas, fresh-pressed juices and handcrafted cocktails are also on offer.

 

The restaurant has been decorated to reflect the style of the historic Gilded Age. The Gold Room and bar boasts a dramatic, two-story Renaissance-style interior, with 30-foot gilt ceilings, walls and wainscoting that lead into the grand marble hall that connects three main rooms. This was originally the mansion’s music room so it features an elaborate suspended balcony at one end .

 

The Madison Room, the largest of the rooms, features three exquisite chandeliers and the wood-paneled Gallery Room features oversized photographs of classic Hollywood star. This particular room is more contemporary in style, with natural, ambient light filtering through the windows. Guests reach this restaurant by alighting a grand staircase with a dramatic backdrop, a wall of glowing gold champagne bottles.

 

Lotte New York Palace is also a great place to stay when you’re next in NYC. This luxury hotel combines Manhattan’s current-day modernity with classic New York elegance. It offers a 7,000 square foot full-service fitness center, newly redesigned rooms and suites and some of Manhattan’s best bars and lounges – not just the ones mentioned above! There’s Pomme Palais, famous for its grab-and-go breakfast fare and sweets, Trouble's Trustfor cocktails, Tavern on 51, a Lobby Lounge and the exclusive lounge, Rarities.

The hotel features 909 rooms and suites, including 176 exclusive, sprawling Tower rooms and suites that are accessible through an exclusive check-in area with a bank of private elevators.

 

If you would like to reserve a table at the brand new The Villard, or would like to book accommodation at the luxurious Lotte New York Palace, Let Baroque Travel assist. Contact us right away, info@baroquetravel.com, and we will arrange everything for you.

An epicurean adventure

The most exclusive dining experience is now available, in Mexico, at the newly opened W Punta de Mita on the Mexican Riviera. Baroque Access has all the details

 

Mesa1

Mesa1

The brand new W Punta de Mita in Mexico boasts a one-of-a-kind restaurant called Mesa1, which is likely to be called ‘the most exclusive restaurant in the world’. This unique establishment is located on a tiny island in the middle of a lake – and there is only one seating daily. Promising a gastronomic delight and a most unique dining experience, the restaurant is reached via stepping stones that are visible on the water, and that disappear once guests have arrived and have been seated.

 

Living Room

Living Room

The table is made from a huge tree trunk from a Parota tree found in the local forest. And the menu is something to remember forever. It’s a seven-course, customized tasting menu prepared by one of the hotel’s private chefs. Each course of the menu is prepared at the table especially for each guest. And no menu is ever the same, nor is any dish served twice at Mesa 1.

The restaurant is exclusively available through reservations, and one can book for up to 18 guests at a time to enjoy a unique hedonistic delight, a dining experience that will never be repeated.

 

Spice Market

Spice Market

W Punta de Mita is an establishment that prides itself on its excellent food, dishes that appeal as much to the senses as one’s tastes. The hotel offers numerous restaurants for guests aside from the very special Mesa 1. One of these is the Spice Market, which specializes in Southeast Asian street food and offers an unforgettable culinary journey. With an exotic setting that reflects the tropical surroundings, Spice Market boasts a casual setting and offers hand-crafted cocktails to enjoy while savoring a variety of dishes to share.

 

Chevycheria

Chevycheria

Another restaurant at the hotel is Chevycheria, which is situated right on the beach near the pool. Here, guests enjoy ceviche washed down with craft beers served from a converted 1950s Chevvie 3800 truck. The menu features a variety of vibrant Latin American dishes comprising a combination of citrus and raw fish or seasoned seafood. The menu changes according to what is available at the morning market from the catch of the day.

 

Venazu

Venazu

For traditional Mexican cuisine there’s Venazu, an all-day restaurant that is vibrant, unpretentious and colorful. And the Living Room offers laidback, indulgent fare.

The brand new hotel opened in August in Mexico. Boasting chic, innovative and colorful contemporary design and every possible luxury, it is a welcome addition to W Hotel’s around the world in exotic destinations such as Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, New York and Brisbane. Like the other hotels in the W chain, this one is uniquely inspired by its destination. Mexico itself is colorful and vibrant, and the hotel reflects this perfectly.

 

If you would like to book yourself a reservation at Mesa 1, or would like to stay at this luxurious establishment, let Baroque Access assist you. Contact us right away, info@baroqueaccess.com.

New York’s latest trend – eclairs

Yes, we’ll always love French macarons, but there’s a new trend in pastry right now in New York… Eclairs have taken center stage

 

Yes, we know. Eclairs have been a favorite for decades. But we’re not talking chocolate eclairs anymore. We’re talking a selection of mouth-watering fillings that have taken the pastry to a whole new level. And if you know where to go to find them, you’ll be hooked. We guarantee!

 

French macarons will never go out of fashion. Not since stores like Laduree have opened up on local shores. But now there’s a new pastry in town, one that has taken over from its humble sibling and is now offered in the very best bakeries in New York (and London, and Paris of course). Eclairs are suddenly being taken seriously. Now you can purchase them with bold, unexpected flavors and fillings, not to mention a whole new look. The humble choux pastry filled with custard or sweet cream that you find in the freezers at supermarkets is not the stuff of dreams. But those delicacies you can pick up from stores such as Maison Kayser, Bouchon Bakery and the like are something entirely different.

 

Forget standard fondant icing glazing the top of the éclair. Sparkling on the shelves of top New York bakeries are haute eclairs covered with meringue, chocolate or caramel. Visit Lafayette and enjoy a lemon pie éclair with a meringue topping that has been torched to perfection and a lemon curd filling so tart and sweet you won’t be able to settle for just one. But try to curb that appetite because the bakery also makes a mean ‘apple pie’ iteration with a caramelized apple filling and a lattice pastry topping. Yum. And that’s just a taste of what’s in store on the menus of Manhattan’s finest pastry shops.

 

Lucky for those who live in Manhattan, French bakeries abound, and some of them, such as Epicerie Boulud, Dominique Ansel, Mille Feuille, Francois Payard and Maison Kayser have multiple stores around the city. With so many French pastry chefs, it was just a matter of time before they decided to offer something new to tempt the palate, and so the simple éclair has taken on new meaning, and many new forms, each more creative than the one before.

Name a flavor, filling or topping, and you’ll find an éclair that meets the demand. Just like macarons, these bite-sized delights come in just as many colors, combinations and tastes. Fillings such as raspberry and mango are replacing vanilla pastry cream, and being combined with other delectable taste sensations too mouthwatering to mention.

 

Yes, Paris has also had an éclair epiphany. Whilst macarons are still a popular choice, there are currently more than four Parisian stores that specialize in eclairs of every description. King of eclairs is French pastry chef Christophe Adam, whose distinctive delicacies are brightly colored and come with extremely creative toppings, including gold leaf and white chocolate with a print of the Mona Lisa on it. He has three stores in Paris, all called L’éclair de Genie, the first of which opened in 2012. His stores are created to look like art galleries, and bright lights illuminate a choice of more than 60 eclairs.

 

New York boasts a wide selection of stunning eclairs just waiting to be discovered. We’ve mentioned some already, but if you’d like a list of the best eclairs in town, contact Baroque Access, info@baroqueaccess.com, and we’ll give you a list of the bakeries to visit.

A touch of France in NYC

A taste of France in the middle of Manhattan? You betcha! Joining the ranks of Chanel, L’Occitane and fabulous Ladurée is French footwear brand Repetto! Baroque Lifestyle has all the details

 

A stack of Ladurée's Cassis violette (black currant) macarons, photo by  Bon Appétit 

A stack of Ladurée's Cassis violette (black currant) macarons, photo by  Bon Appétit 

You don’t visit Paris without savoring a few melt-in-the-mouth Ladurée macarons, dainty delicacies that are made of two macaron shells joined with a delicious ganache filling. The most popular ones in the city are the originals, created in the mid-20th Century by Pierre Desfontaines, whose stores are now legendary. Of course, the popularity of Ladurée has spread, and you can now find these delectable delights in other international cities around the world, including New York!

 

Ladurée SoHo store, photo by What We Like NYC

Ladurée SoHo store, photo by What We Like NYC

The SoHo store opened on 4 February a year ago, and has proved to be just as popular as its French counterparts. Of course, it isn’t located on the Champs Elysees, but presidents of the US branch, Elisabeth and Pierre Holder Raberin have made sure that the local branch is as authentic as its French big sister.


Brunch at Ladurée, photo by La Maison Maille 

Brunch at Ladurée, photo by La Maison Maille 

Ladurée is not only a shop selling French patisserie, it’s also a tea salon and a restaurant. Decorated in a typical old world Parisian style, the store is a delight to visit, and its offerings are a heady reminder of why French cuisine is so revered.

 

Joining Ladurée on the strip is French ballet shoe store, Repetto, renowned all over the world for its stunning ballet flats. The brand, which was founded in 1947 when designer Rose Repetto made the first pair of shoes for her choreographer son, is currently the official supplier of footwear for the French National Opera as well as numerous other ballet companies worldwide.


Everybody loves ballet shoes, and it wasn’t long before Repetto started producing classic ballet-inspired flats for the rest of us. Seeing elegant Parisian women don their Repettos on Paris’ pavements got the rest of the world talking, and since then, many of the designs have become iconic, including the Cendrillon, first designed for actress Brigitte Bardot, and the stunning Zizi loafer, which French pianist, singer, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg once favored.

 

Until now, those of us in the US who hankered after the fabulous Repetto brand had to order them online or visit Europe. But not anymore. Repetto’s first standalone store in the US opened in SoHo late last year, making the entire range available to US customers.


The shop has been designed to resemble a ballet studio, complete with bares against the walls and thick red velvet curtains in the dressing rooms. Music from classical ballets plays constantly to get customers in the mood. Not that the brand needs any prodding. Men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, including the cutest baby slippers,  are all available for purchase, not to mention fragrance, clothing and studio-inspired ballet gear and other garments that evoke the world of ballet. Currently the store’s highlight is a spot where you can customize your own Repetto shoes, choosing the fabric, color, laces and decorative charms.

Repetto’s latest collection, for Spring/Summer 2016 is named ‘Detroit’ as it was inspired by the Detroit Opera House. Interestingly enough, it features high heeled shoes as well as flats.

Repetto is at 400 West Broadway, next door to Ladurée and around the corner from L'Occitane and Chanel, so you can get the full Paris experience within just a few small blocks in SoHo.

 

 

Let Baroque Travel fly you to New York city to enjoy a taste of France in SoHo. Contact us right away, info@baroquetravel.com, and we will make all the arrangements for you, including a visit to Repetto and Ladurée!

These Delightful New Restaurants Await You in NYC

These Delightful New Restaurants Await You in  NYC

If you’re a Manhattanite, you might have already bustled over to these new restaurants and tasted the delectable edibles they are rapidly becoming well-known for. But if you haven’t – or if you’re not from Manhattan but are still looking for sumptuously delicious cuisines, these 5 new restaurants that have just recently opened up in SoHo. Here’s why you’ll love them.

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