For instance: start with a five-story chateau. Add a yachtload of champagne. Insert supermodels. Light the roof on fire. And set it all up in nowhere else but...the Meatpacking District.
Introducing Villa Pacri, the MPD's latest self-contained metropolis of excess, from the Euro hedonists behind PaCri St. Barth and Bagatelle.
You'll get in on the ground floor (not your usual point of entry, we know) when the open-air rustic Italian café, dubbed La Gazzetta, opens next Thursday. Here, amongst formica two-tops, wooden chairs and a colorfully tiled floor, you'll take a panini and carafe of red onto the sidewalk patio as you consider the future: La Gazzetta is only the beginning.
In the coming weeks, Villa Pacri will take it to the next level. And by next level, we actually mean the basement, with a DJ lounge, fireplace, low-slung furniture, and plenty of of banquette-friendly Dolce & Gabbana minions.
Then, later this year, you can expect a white-tableclothed restaurant on the second floor, a private banquet hall on the third and, crowning the whole creation, a rooftop lounge and garden for alfresco drinking and dining.
Which will only occasionally be on fire.