Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Raspoutine famous French night club to open in Rome in March

Roma increasingly international standing is strengthened with a touch of French glamor. One of the historical clubs of Paris, the Raspoutine, inaugurated in 1965 on the Champs-Elysees, in rue de Bassano, is about to start "his journey to the world" on Friday 11th March starting right from Rome, a few steps from Piazza del Popolo. Its founder Hèlene Martini was called at the time "the Empress of the Night" and the design, with many little red alcove in Art Nouveau style was realized by Ertè. Among the attendees at that time Serge Gainsbourg, the Agha Khan and Marlene Dietrich.



As told by its new owners, the restaurant was re-opened in Paris in 2010, Ghislain Evraert, Logan May and Benjamin Cassan: "L'esprit, the spirit of the Raspoutine, is to travel through collaborations with the most famous clubs in the world, from London to New York. and as the first leg of our journey could only choose Rome. Over the past five years we have rejected many proposals because for us the Raspoutine has to collect in one place elegance and quality music". And this place has been identified in the capital with Palazzo Dama, new hotel opened on Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, which already houses the restaurant L'Autre Dame, and on Friday will host, in the night club downstairs, the Raspoutine Rome.



In an increasingly cosmopolitan city, with the forthcoming opening of the Japanese restaurant but also cocktail bar Zuma at Palazzo Fendi (March 10 inaugurated the Palace and early April Zuma), and in front of the lantern, designed by Fuksas hosting exclusive parties and the most famous DJs in the world (from Sven Vath to David Guetta) who play regularly at Goa and at the Warehouse, lacked a cabaret club "membership only" with international DJs who will offer a eclectro Ibiza style sound. "As in Paris Raspoutine Rome - says Logan May - welcome international guests from time to time. The stage of Paris has hosted various performances, such as the sight of Dita Von Teese in November on the occasion of our 50th annniversario". The idea of ​​opening in Rome was born from the encounter of Antonio Girardi, architect who care Palace Dama, with three French. Girardi then made the club as a "brothel Twenties" (with velvet and red carpet). "We realized we share the same vision of a small exclusive meeting place, thus was born Raspoutine Rome," he says
Girardi.

In the clubs of Paris, frequented by Karl Lagerfeld, Kanye West and many others, there was in January also Leonardo DiCaprio after the premiere of "Revenant", for which he won the Academy Award. The French club DJs ranging from Luciano to Moyo Brothers. The inauguration of the Raspoutine Rome includes two nights, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March for about 500 guests. DJs will be Lorenzo Rumi and the resident of the local French Fabrice Dayan.