A risotto in a hurry without sitting down at the table to eat like street food? In Milan there is also this: the proposal is one of the oldest restaurants in the city active since 1902, Trattoria della Pesa, which through the Biroccio’s apecar, from “Birocc” that in Milan means two-wheeled cart pulled by horses, distributes the saffron rice in a take away container that keeps it warm for half an hour (7 € per portion). To know where it is you can follow his rounds on Facebook or ask information tel. +39 324 6656725.
For the pocket diary of gourmand there is another address to try: Restaurant-museum dedicated to Pavarotti opened in June in the heart of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, on the fourth floor of one of the most symbolic building and related to the history of Milan, just a few steps from La Scala Theatre and Piazza Duomo. In the seven rooms it is possible to know and the story and the notes of the Master enjoying Modena tradition dishes. On the walls, the story of his phenomenal artistic and his private life, marked not only by exciting pictures but also memorabilia, personal items, reviews, covers, records and memories. (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II | 4 Floor Piazza Duomo 21, +39 02 45397657).
From Modena to Parma is a short step, and the great thing about Milan is that, even far from the Expo, you can eat at any way. You’re not wrong if you go for lunch to Salsamenteria di Parma (Via Ponte Vetero, +39 02 72094367), a rustic and cozy restaurant where nibble appetizers of cold cuts served with sauces, fried polenta with gorgonzola and “gola” a pork’s salami, tortelli filling of pumpkin and herbs, served in trio with anolini of salted pork meat sauce and the “double the butcher”: roasted and salted pork with mariola and mashed potatoes. Considering the rush hour and the place was overcrowded, very nice has been the gesture of offering us coffee with a little piece of chocolate’s salami cake to apologize after our polite complaints about the first course arrived not really hot.
Moving towards Piazza Cinque Giornate you can see, from an unusual point of view, the beautiful monument dedicated to the Five Days of Milan’s by the sculptor Grandi and inaugurated in 1895, sipping a coffee at the Globe on the top floor of the store Coin.
Next steps? Across town, another address to enjoy from the top not only the city with its new skyline and the green of Sempione Park, but also, on a clear day, the view up to the Resegone Mount, is that of Terrazza Triennale (Viale Alemagna, 6 – +39.02.36644340) where the kitchen is in the hands of the chef Stefano Cerveni, a Michelin star with his Due Colombe: lighter and fast menu for lunch, bill of fare articulated and refined for dinner. We have glanced at the windows of the top floor restaurant after visiting the “Arts & Foods”, the only area theme of Expo Milano 2015 (read our post: https://www.cittameridiane.it/portfolio/la-nostra-expo) made in the center of the city and hosted at the Palazzo della Triennale until November 1. The exhibition, curated by Germano Celant, highlighted the multifaceted relationship between the arts and the food through the plurality of languages that, starting from 1851, year of the first Expo in London, until today to has revolved around food: from instruments cooking at the tlaid able and the picnic, to the changes that have occurred in relation to travel by road, air and space. All it reinterpreted by artists, writers, film makers, graphic designers, musicians, photographers, architects and designers, with works, objects and documents from museums, public and private institutions, collectors and artists from around the world. A collection and a journey through time that put in evidence the theme of the Universal Exposition of Milan: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
In Sempione Park there is also Branca tower, designed by Gio Ponti in 1933, where a modern lift allows in a few moments the climb to the covered viewing cabin (Viale Emilio Alemagna – Ticket +39 02 3314120 – +39 335-6847122 – tower @ branca.it).
And to continue to look down on the city, in addition to the already famous Unico (via Achille Papa, 30 – +39.02.39261025), the highest restaurant located on the twentieth floor of the skyscraper WJC, where sovereign in the kitchen is the Apulian chef Felice Lo Basso, and the magnificent terrace of Ceresio 7, on historic Enel building, now head office of the Dsquared2 group, there is the new Spazio on the top floor of the Mercato del Duomo (Piazza del Duomo – +39.02.878400) restaurant entrusted to the students of the school led by the great chef Niko Romito.
Then, of course, wwe must go to the Porta Nuova area, to gaze between the skyscrapers like the Bosco Verticale, designed by Stefano Boeri and which has recently been declared by a jury of Chicago the most beautiful and innovative on the planet, and the Prada Foundation and new Darsena.
Milan wait for us! For another tour between clouds, stars and taste, very taste…