The Riva Privée at award-winning chef Nino Di Costanzo’s Daní Maison opens on the island of Ischia
A new Riva Destination comes to the Bay of Naples– A new pearl joins the collection of Riva Destinations in the Mediterranean: on the island of Ischia, set in the beautiful Bay of Naples, a new Riva Privée opens its doors at award-winning chef Nino Di Costanzo’s Daní Maison Restaurant.
Set in the exotic atmosphere of a garden scattered with unique artworks and the typical symbols of the local culture, this Riva Privée is a dreamy destination. Yachting tradition at its most authentic, meticulous attention to detail, and the timeless elegance of Riva style are the perfect fit for the culinary excellence and peerless hospitality of Daní Maison, the time-honoured Ischian family home of Chef Di Costanzo transformed into a place to meet and socialise characterised by the welcoming spirit for which the Naples area is famous.
In keeping with the guiding philosophy of “Riva inside, inside Riva”, this unique location replicates the Riva Destination formula that has already been a great success in top yachting destinations (including Venice, Opatija, Monaco, Formentera and Porto Cervo), extending the values and appeal of the Riva legend beyond yachting to famous hotels, restaurants and clubs that can be reached on board a yacht. The aim is to bring the excellence of Riva to owners, yachting enthusiasts and travellers in search of elite destinations.
An outstanding feature of the Ischia Riva Privée at Daní Maison Restaurant is the culinary excellence of the menu prepared by Chef Nino Di Costanzo (two Michelin Stars). Every detail is carefully curated to build a sophisticated sensory journey that taps into special memories and emotions aroused by colours, flavours, woods and tailormade service.
After gaining experience working with some of the great master chefs and numerous assignments in France, Canada, the United States, Belgium, the UK, Spain and Switzerland, Chef Nino Di Costanzo returns to his native Ischia to realise his vision, in which every dish reveals its essence of a cuisine made with passion, love, research, study, experimentation and respect for the raw materials used.
For guests of the Riva Privée at Daní Maison, the Chef has prepared a special menu inspired by Riva: pairings of products from the sea and the land that showcase each individual ingredient in such a way as to make them immediately recognisable, notwithstanding the complexity of the recipe as a whole, stimulating the most refined palates and delighting simpler ones, all with the help of sophisticated wines and champagnes.
In the Riva Privée on Ischia, like the other destinations, the furnishings immediately transport guests into the magic of the Riva myth, blending with the fragrances and flavours of the garden personally designed by chef Nino Di Costanzo. Unique detailing like the chrome, steel and lacquered mahogany, or the aquamarine cushions, conjure up at first glance the iconic yachts of an unforgettable golden age. The Aquarama chairs and tables have the same features typically found on the boats. The cushion and backrest of the chairs are in the same Mambo fabric used for the external cushions on the boats, while the table tops, with the central Riva logo inlaid in satin-finish steel, feature the characteristic striped motif of the boats’ decks. All set among original works by artist Lello Esposito and lush fern, helichrysum, aloe and prickly pear plants, scented with rosemary, nepeta and oregano, making for an immersive and memorable experience.
Research and innovation, as well respect for tradition, attention to detail, craftsmanship and excellence, are the unifying theme of yet another winning partnership, this time between international yachting legend Riva and Daní Maison, the ne plus ultra of hospitality on the island of Ischia.
Recent Riva Destination openings worldwide include: the Riva Lounge at the Waterfront Costa Smeralda in chic Porto Cervo; the Riva Lounge and Privée at the Ikador Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa in Opatija (Croatia), the famous tourist resort that has won over the international jet set with its beautiful landscapes and crystal clear water; the Riva Privée at the Molo47restaurant on Formentera, the most glamorous of the Balearic Islands; the Riva Privée at Splash, Port Van Gogh, Paris, which offers guests the opportunity to discover unbelievably beautiful views of the French capital from the river on board an Aquariva Super; the magnificent Riva Lounge on the terrace of The Gritti Palace in Venice, famed for its magical atmosphere and breathtaking views out over the Canal Grande and of Santa Maria della Salute Cathedral. Other dream locations are the Riva Lounges at the historic Riva di Sarnico Shipyard and on the fourth floor of the Monaco Yacht Club, or the Riva Privée at Garage Italia in Milan, inspired by the Riva Aquarama motorboat.