While retaining its elegant, discreet design, the historic Tre Cristi Milano restaurant has been revamped and infused with a breath of youthful creativity. By Giulia Minero
The historic Tre Cristi Milano restaurant has been revamped and infused with a breath of youthful creativity
Although still located in the same place in the shadow of the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova Varesine, everything else about the Tre Cristi Milano restaurant has changed radically. To begin with the average age of its staff members is twenty-five. The youthful team includes 25-year-old chef Dario Pisani, sous-chef Simone Rocca, restaurant manager Federica Russo, and wine expert Monica Angeli. Offering Mediterranean-based cuisine, its kitchen is helmed by Neapolitan talent Dario Pisani, whose resume includes time at the restaurants of several of Italy's most renowned chefs, including Enrico Crippa, Carlo Cracco and Gualtiero Marchesi, who passed on to him their love of high-quality, fresh ingredients and elegantly prepared dishes. His focus on ingredients is translated into à la carte menus that include fresh pasta, made in-house, using organic flours, unusual pairings, often prepared on request, and creations featuring balanced flavours, the result of a combination of Neapolitan cuisine, oriental influences and contemporary touches. The young chef's signature dishes include ‘Soft egg in a puff pastry shell flavoured with its condiments, pumpkin-filled Ravioli, creamed codfish, ginger and dashi consommé and braised beef cheek in red wine with a creamed carrot and Swiss chard sauce; the last is one of the staples of Italy's regional cuisine. The restaurant's à la carte offerings are enhanced by a tasting menu, symbolically named ‘A Piacer Mio', (As You Like It) where the five courses offered, created with meticulous attention to detail, are adapted to suit individual tastes and highlight the fresh, seasonal ingredients. Those wishing to indulge in an elaborate, flavour-filled lunch experience should opt for the business lunch menu featuring two courses of delectable offerings created to please all palates. A fabulous wine list, featuring more than 200 labels of prestigious Italian and French vintages, completes these menus.
>> Tre Cristi Milano. Via Galileo Galilei, 5 corner of via Marco Polo. T: 02 29062923. M3 Repubblica. www.trecristimilano.com