Touches of diverse traditions gather on the menu of Forme Restaurant. The kitchen of the new restaurant has been entrusted to chef Arianna Gatti and finds space in an old courtyard and offers a cuisine based on Italian tradition whose dishes know how to bring the Brescia area into dialogue with Abruzzo, the chef’s homeland.
Welcome to Forme Restaurant
Forme, the new fine dining restaurant in Brescia that has Abruzzo chef Arianna Gatti at the head of the kitchen, has just arrived on the city’s dining scene. Open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant owes its name to the presence of design objects inside the restaurant’s dining rooms and to chef Gatti’s hometown, located in the province of L’Aquila.
The Chef: Arianna Gatti
Arianna Gatti, born in 1991, is in fact originally from Forme, a small town nestled in the heart of Abruzzo. After a period of training in the capital, she graduated from ALMA’s 18th Advanced Course in Italian Cuisine in 2013. In the same year she did an internship in the kitchens of the Hotel Tosco Romagnolo in Bagno di Romagna (FC) and then served in the Leoni brothers’ restaurant in Bologna. In December 2013, she came to Brescia and joined the brigade of Miramonti l’Altro, the two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Concesio, where she soon obtained the role of sous-chef.
Inspired by the great Italian tradition, Forme’s cuisine is based on seasonality and the use of Italian primary ingredients. It is therefore a cuisine far removed from the culinary fads of the moment. Chef Gatti’s dishes, made with functional techniques, feature recognizable, rich flavors and are characterized by elaborately designed place settings. In addition to the a la carte offerings, the menu is centered on two tasting courses with dishes that originate from the idea of bringing the flavors of the Abruzzo region into dialogue with those of Brescia.
Forme is located within a renovated courtyard dating back to the 19th century surrounded by greenery, situated in the first agricultural area south of the city center of Brescia. As a multipurpose space, the courtyard houses the headquarters of Atena, a company, owner of the restaurant, that specializes in training for businesses, individuals and professionals.
Next to Chef Gatti’s restaurant is Sottoforme Bistrò, an eatery open for lunch Monday through Friday, designed for informal situations and a business clientele.
Photo: Nicolò Brunelli