paris: la gioia restaurant opening

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with sleek clubs in london, paris, st.-tropez and tropical st.-barthvip room very much is international hipster heaven. adding a culinary element to the chi chi clubbing experience, owner jean roch recently opened an upscale italian trattoria in the french capital's establishment. dubbed la gioia, it sits right on top of the club and offering views of all the booty gyrations below. designed by architect gianni ranaulo, the restaurant interior is extrapolated from the vast open kitchen, featuring checkered onyx black bricks on the walls, expansive showcase windows of wines and selected culinary products.

plush lounge sofas are placed in alcoves or around large host tables. spicing up the dining experience are original art works - from the collection of enrico navarra - by some of the planet's biggest creatives geniuses, such as jean-michel basquiat, keith haring and bono. on the menu at la gioia, presented on ipad-inspired devices, features a slew of refined italian dishes made with fresh top-quality ingredients. bon appétit! location: 188 rue de rivoli [saint-honoré].

© vip room - la gioia restaurant and champagne foyer [top and bottom]