Stefano Percassi has just arrived in Dubai from Milan and didn’t sleep well, but looks as fit as a fiddle. That’s because he’s coming off a 19-day cleanse of green vegetable juice and chamomile tea. “I feel incredible, everything is better and completely different,” he smiles.
Aged 44, he looks like he could still be a player for his beloved Inter Milan football team. “I want to live to 100 at least,” he laughs. “To get to 100, I must have balance. Before turning 40 we can get away with things but after 40,” he pats his stomach, “everything we become is because of what we do to ourselves.”
The Milan-born businessman is the founder of Soulgreen, a hipster plant-based restaurant in Milan that has opened its first international outpost in Dubai at Vida Creek Harbour hotel.