16 TASTES & FLAVOR
In the heart of Milan there exists a place in which flowers, music and food form a unique combination: it’s called Potafiori, and it is the fruit of the vision of Rosalba Piccinni, the singing flower-seller who has over the years developed a passion for welcoming clients by transforming the time required to prepare a bouquet into a moment for savoring good music and food.
And food, together with flowers, is co-protagonist of Potafiori, thanks to the contribution of Giorgio Bresciani, a young chef with experience both in Italy and abroad, who interprets the taste and style of Rosalba Piccinni, proposing dishes that are simple but at the same time original and unusual. The points of reference are seasonality and improvisation. The menu is changed every week, based upon market availability, the season, and the intuition of the kitchen, which follows the mood of the shop, with its flowers and always-surprising compositions. As with the flowers, in fact, particular attention is given to the composition, with daring combinations of different materials that transform a dish into a unique experience from an esthetic as well as culinary point of view. Completing this mix of taste, beauty and design is an improvised tableside serenade, an instrumental concert: the jazzy soul of this bistrot that is also a cultural container, somewhere between a creative laboratory, an art exhibition and a concept store.
At the center of everything there are always the flowers, from the most costly to the most humble: field herbs, roses, spiny roots, rare orchids, cactus flowers and odiferous buds to awaken and delight all of the senses. www.potafiori.com
Potafiori: the inside