Five star flavours

Where Milan - - DINING -

At Acanto (Ho­tel Principe di Savoia), the cui­sine of the new Chef Alessan­dro Buf­folino takes cen­tre stage with menus that stylishly up­date the clas­sics of Ital­ian cui­sine fea­tur­ing a light, in­no­va­tive touch which is also ex­pressed in the pre­sen­ta­tion of his dishes. www.dorch­ester­col­lec­tion.com/en/mi­lan/ho­tel-principe-di-savoia

The Gas­tro­nomic Restau­rant (Palazzo Pa­rigi) of­fers a per­fect jour­ney through the flavours of Ital­ian tra­di­tional cui­sine, in­ter­preted with ex­treme at­ten­tion and ex­per­tise. The am­bi­ence and de­sign of the restau­rant, em­bel­lished by works of art from the 17th through the 19th cen­tury, are in­spired by Ital­ian neo­clas­si­cism. A charm­ing trea­sure trove over­look­ing a de­lec­ta­ble pri­vate win­ter gar­den. www.palaz­zopa­rigi.com

A new meet­ing point for lovers of haute cui­sine and cock­tail con­nois­seurs, the Terrazza Gal­lia (Ex­cel­sior Ho­tel Gal­lia) of­fers the best of Ital­ian cui­sine over­seen by Miche­lin star duo En­rico and Roberto Cerea. The ho­tel's cov­ered, heated rooftop ter­race of­fers guests a jaw-drop­ping panoramic set­ting. www.ex­cel­siorhotel­gal­lia.com At fine-din­ing Ital­ian restau­rant Seta (Man­darin Ori­en­tal Mi­lan) Ex­ec­u­tive Chef An­to­nio Guida brings a stun­ning con­tem­po­rary touch to the menu. Renowned for his use of colour­ful and in­spir­ing in­gre­di­ents, his dishes are cel­e­brated equally for their im­pec­ca­ble taste and ex­quis­ite pre­sen­ta­tion. Open six days a week for lunch and din­ner. www.man­dari­nori­en­tal.com

De­lec­ta­ble and ec­cen­tric, the Ol­tremare restau­rant (Ho­tel Bos­colo Mi­lano) ex­presses an in­no­va­tive con­cept of con­tem­po­rary lux­ury meld­ing sub­tle decor with the tastes and flavours that ex­ude from the evocative open-plan kitchen and ex­clu­sive VIP din­ing room which only seats 16 guests. mi­lano.bos­colo­ho­tels.com

A com­bi­na­tion of style, ele­gance and so­phis­ti­ca­tion, the Armani/Ristorante per­fectly mir­rors the style that dis­tin­guishes all the cre­ations of this worl­drenowned de­signer. www.ar­mani­hotelmi­lano.com

The Caffè Baglioni & Ter­race is a hub of de­sign, art and fash­ion. A stop at the Caffè be­fore or af­ter din­ner is a must and it is truly rec­om­mended to en­joy the au­then­tic Mi­lanese Aper­i­tivo, that can be also en­joyed “al fresco” in the de­hors. The Ter­race, fac­ing by Ste­fa­nia Vida the charm­ing gar­den, is the per­fect choice for busi­ness lunch or break­fast meet­ing. www.baglion­i­ho­tels.com

Sur­rounded by a mag­nif­i­cent gar­den, the lux­u­ri­ous, min­i­mal­ist am­bi­ence of Ristorante Bul­gari (Bul­gari Ho­tel Mi­lano) serves as the ideal back­drop for a highly sought-af­ter tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence based on the cre­ative cui­sine of Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Roberto Dip­into. www.bul­gar­i­ho­tels.com

L'Opéra Restau­rant (Ho­tel De la Ville) of­fers a mod­ern take on Mediter­ranean cui­sine that de­lights din­ers with a num­ber of in­no­va­tive, un­ex­pected touches. Wide se­lec­tion of wines. www.sina­ho­tels.com

Tra­di­tion, in­no­va­tion and cre­ativ­ity are the un­der­ly­ing hall­mark fea­tures of the culi­nary spe­cial­i­ties pre­pared by Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Vito Mol­lica at La Ve­randa (Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Mi­lano). A highly ap­peal­ing lo­ca­tion which can be en­joyed at all times dur­ing the day thanks to its numer­ous themed ini­tia­tives. www.foursea­sons.com/mi­lan

If nos­tal­gia is your thing, then you should def­i­nitely try Il Caruso (Grand Ho­tel et de Mi­lan), a cosy, open-space lo­ca­tion en­hanced by a win­ter gar­den. At the new Caruso Fuori space, guests can dine at ta­bles set up in­side a charm­ing ve­randa area. www.grand­hotelet­de­mi­lan.it

A culi­nary ref­er­ence des­ti­na­tion in Mi­lan is Don Car­los – set against an el­e­gant back­drop in the heart of Mi­lan (en­trance also through the Grand Ho­tel et de Mi­lan) – boast­ing ex­quis­ite food skil­fully pre­pared by renowned Chef Mauro Moia. www.ris­torante­doncar­los.it

In per­fect keep­ing with the style of the ho­tel, the all black decor of Le Noir (The Gray) is a post-mod­ern oa­sis fea­tur­ing clas­sic Mediter­ranean fare up­dated with a con­tem­po­rary twist. www.hotelthegray.it

The restau­rant at Mi­lan's Park Hy­att ho­tel is called Vun and car­ries the sig­na­ture of starred chef An­drea Aprea - a so­phis­ti­cated gas­tro­nomic ex­pe­ri­ence that will sur­prise din­ers on ac­count of its sea­sonal clas­sics up­graded with an in­ven­tive twist. mi­lano.park.hy­att.com

Mi­lano Ho­tel Scala's La Travi­ata restau­rant is an in­no­va­tive, el­e­gant venue of­fer­ing con­fi­dent ren­di­tions of tra­di­tional Mi­lanese and Lom­bardy cui­sine with an un­der­ly­ing phi­los­o­phy of sourc­ing wholly or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, care­fully se­lected for their fresh­ness and qual­ity. www.hotelmi­lanoscala.it

One of the most renowned restau­rants in the city, the PanEVO Restau­rant (The Westin Palace) of­fers a skil­ful blend of tra­di­tional Lom­bard, Pied­mon­tese and Lig­urian dishes em­brac­ing all the sim­plic­ity and light­ness of au­then­tic Ital­ian food. www.west­in­palacemi­lan.com/en/panevo-restau­rant

The Roses by Eataly (Rosa Grand Mi­lano Starho­tels Collezione) is ded­i­cated to serve break­fast from 6.30am to 10.30am with qual­ity in­gre­di­ents by Eataly. Right next to it, over­look­ing Pi­azza Fon­tana, is Sfizio by Eataly, which is the per­fect spot for a de­li­cious din­ner, a quick lunch or a mouth wa­ter­ing snack. rosagrand.starho­tels.com

The cui­sine of Straf Ho­tel & Bar of­fers a com­bi­na­tion of tra­di­tional, in­ter­na­tional and fu­sion fare. Pre­sen­ta­tion, cook­ing and su­perb ser­vice all make it the ideal spot for a busi­ness lunch. www.straf.it

The Rubacuori Restau­rant by Venissa at Mi­lan's Ho­tel Château Mon­fort com­bines taste with the so­phis­ti­cated dé­cor of its rooms. The gas­tro­nomic fare is now signed by Venissa, the ex­clu­sive Vene­tian es­tate fea­tur­ing a win­ery, a wine re­sort and a Miche­lin­starred restau­rant. www.hotelchateau­mon­fort.com

The Aurora Restau­rant and the new Jig­ger Food & Cock­tail Bar at Ho­tel Meliá of­fer two unique ex­pe­ri­ences and an au­then­tic gourmet jour­ney of fine Mediter­ranean and in­ter­na­tional din­ing. www.melia-mi­lano.com

Nestling in the Mi­lan's quaint Br­era district, the Style Lounge Bar & Restau­rant (Ho­tel Mi­lano Style) of­fers an at­trac­tive space where old red brick­work, dat­ing back to the 1840s, melds with mod­ern gold leaf coated in­te­ri­ors for an uber­so­phis­ti­cated din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. www.style­ho­tel.eu

The Da Noi In restau­rant (Ho­tel Magna Pars Suites Mi­lano) boasts a wel­com­ing at­mos­phere and a oneof-a-kind aes­thetic rem­i­nis­cent of an Ital­ian home. Sought-af­ter in­gre­di­ents of gas­tro­nomic tra­di­tion and sea­sonal pro­duce skil­fully trans­formed by chef Ful­vio Sic­cardi into an ex­tra­or­di­nary sen­so­rial ex­pe­ri­ence. www.mag­na­pars-suitesmi­lano.it

To make your visit to Mi­lan's Gal­le­ria Vit­to­rio Emanuele II even more en­joy­able, we sug­gest vis­it­ing The Ot­tagono Restau­rant & Lounge headed by Chef Si­mone Cep­paglia (TownHouse Gal­le­ria), a per­fect place to en­joy a light meal of a mixed cock­tail, with a stun­ning panorama (open 7am-11pm). www.town­house­ho­tels.com

Mon­te­napoleone, 8. T: 02 76005599. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map G4 Closed from 12 to 20 Au­gust

Eataly Smeraldo

A cult des­ti­na­tion ded­i­cated to high­class Ital­ian gas­tron­omy: 5,000 sq.m. de­voted to food and the best, lo­cally sourced prod­ucts spread out over 4 floors host­ing not only 19 eater­ies and a starred restau­rant (Al­ice) but also rooms for food work­shops and a con­ven­tion cen­tre. Eataly has opened in the the­atre space of Mi­lan's for­mer leg­endary Teatro Smeraldo and hosts a huge stage and of­fers a to­tally free sea­son of mu­sic. www.eataly.net. Pi­azza XXV Aprile, 10. T: 02 49497301. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2 Closed on 15 Au­gust

illy Caffè

In ad­di­tion to the launch of a de­sign store in Mi­lan's fu­tur­is­tic pi­azza Gae Au­lenti, sur­rounded by spec­tac­u­lar skyscrapers, the Tri­este-based brand re­cently opened a new, ex­clu­sive lo­cale in via Mon­te­napoleone, in the heart of Mi­lan. The new illy Caffè has taken up res­i­dence in the el­e­gant court­yard of a pe­riod build­ing and is slated to be­come one of the city's hottest all-day din­ing op­tions where lovers of taste and art can get to­gether to en­joy ei­ther a lan­guid lunch or din­ner, or savour tan­ta­liz­ing sweet and savoury of­fer­ings in a unique oa­sis. The store also boasts a re­tail cor­ner fea­tur­ing a se­lec­tion of prod­ucts from the illy world. www. illy.com. Open Mon-Wed 7.30am8pm; Thurs-Fri 7.30am-9pm; Sat 9.30am-11pm; Sun 9.30am-9pm. Pi­azza Gae Au­lenti, 36. T: 02 65560331. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2 • Open daily 8am-11pm. Via Mon­te­napoleone, 19. T: 02 83549386. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4 Open daily

Pas­tic­ce­ria March­esi

Pra­lines and homemade pas­tries, bis­cuits and panet­tone, “veneziana”, choco­lates, sweets and over thirty dif­fer­ent types of cream cakes, can­noncini and éclairs. It still re­tains its orig­i­nal early nine­teenth cen­tury at­mos­phere and has a counter at which you can drink a cup of cof­fee ac­com­pa­nied by tiny, mouth wa­ter­ing treats. Pas­tries baked fresh on a daily ba­sis and for the hol­i­day sea­son. A truly tan­ta­liz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence! Open Tues-Sat 7.30am-8pm; Sun 8.30am-1pm. www.pas­tic­ce­riamarch­esi.it. Via Santa Maria alla Porta, 11/a. T: 02 876730. M1 Cairoli. Map E4 • Via Mon­te­napoleone, 9. T: 02 76008238. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4 Open daily

Peck

A par­adise for food lovers. At this high-class del­i­catessen, for years an au­then­tic tem­ple of Mi­lanese taste, you will find the best of Ital­ian ex­cel­lence, from cured meats to sauces, from wines to liqueurs, from cheeses to olive oil. Spread out over three floors, Peck is also a great place for an un­for­get­table stopover, thanks to its large sampling ar­eas. The search for qual­ity is Peck's pri­mary aim, achieved through a care­ful se­lec­tion of prod­ucts from all over the world. A to­tally worth­while gas­tro­nomic ex­pe­ri­ence. Don't miss the “Pic­colo Peck”, a new gas­tro­nomic café at the ground floor re­mind­ing a Vi­en­nese café of the 30s, where you can re­lax and taste sev­eral spe­cial­ties. Open Mon 3pm-8pm; Tues-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 10am-5pm. www. peck.it. Via Spadari, 9. T: 02 8023161. M1-M3 Duomo, M1 Cor­du­sio. Map F5 Closed from 13 to 21 Au­gust

Seta Restau­rant

The Ot­tagono Restau­rant & Lounge

Terrazza Gal­lia

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