>> Continues from: 6. New openings
This year, the theme of food takes centre stage in Milan. Hence the flourishing of numerous gourmand addresses just waiting to be discovered!
Spread out over 3,000 square metres, the ‘Mercato del Duomo’ has opened in the Galleria: 4 floors where, in addition to counters selling the best of Made in Italy brands, you can also find a bistrot, a wine bar and an exclusive restaurant helmed by 3-star chef, Niko Romito.
The entire complex is housed in the historic Caffè Motta wing of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the so-called ‘Living Room’ of Milan.
On the roof of Palazzo Beltrami, former headquarters of the Banca Commerciale Italiana, you will find a new pop-up restaurant with a view over piazza Scala (entrance from number 4/6): Priceless Milano (see top photo), a gastronomic theatre where once a week international starred chefs will take turns at showcasing their iconic dishes.
For the next four years, chef-patron of Due Colombe di Borgonato (Brescia), Stefano Cerveni, has been chosen to manage the new restaurant on the terrace of the Triennale di Milano. Housed in a unique location, the restaurant, further enhanced by a glass greenhouse, boasts an open-plan kitchen and a herb garden at its entrance.
A stunning canopy that blends in perfectly with its surroundings has been installed to accommodate 50 diners in winter and an additional 70 in its outdoor area in summer.
After 15 years, Filippo La Mantia has relocated from Rome to open his new restaurant in Milan in the spaces formerly hosting Gold, the venue owned by designers Dolce&Gabbana (corso Indipendenza area).
The restaurant can seat up to 500 diners and has been conceived as a lounge club open from morning till night. Based on an innovative concept, it showcases motorbikes and whimsical pieces of furniture. In perfect keeping with the chef’s origins, the menu at La Mantia Milano is 100% Sicilian.
For the first time, STK Milan debuts in the city. A modern New York steakhouse boasting an elegant lounge it promises to offer carnivores an unforgettable dining experience. Though meat is its signature offering, there is also no lack of fresh fish and other organic products. An iconic venue boasting a meld of modern luxury and contemporary design. Each evening, its in-house DJ spins the latest hot music for those who enjoy dancing, crowd mixing and meeting new friends (Piazza della Repubblica 13).
Last but not least, Milan’s historic Pasticceria Marchesi, a real symbol of Milanese taste, offering exquisite sweet treats just waiting to be discovered, will soon arrive in the Quadrilatero della moda. Stay tuned!
“Arts and Food”. In Milan, there can be no doubt that a work of art par excellence (referencing food both for the body and the soul) is Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, housed in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. A painting that numerous artists, including even the most contemporary, like Andy Warhol, have attempted to reproduce. If you don’t believe us, just head to the Arts & Foods exhibition at the Triennale di Milano where you can admire a huge painting by the artist whose subject matter is, in fact, a reproduction of Leonardo’s masterpiece.