Five star flavours

Where Milan - - DINING - by Stefania Vida

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.dorch­ester­col­lec­­lan/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.palaz­zopa­

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.ex­cel­siorhotel­gal­ 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.­dari­nori­en­

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.bos­colo­ho­

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

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 the charm­ing gar­den, is the per­fect choice for busi­ness lunch or break­fast meet­ing. www.baglion­i­ho­

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.bul­gar­i­ho­

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.­ho­

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.foursea­­lan

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.grand­hotelet­de­mi­

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.ris­torante­doncar­

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.

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.hy­

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.hotelmi­

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.west­in­palacemi­­rant

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.starho­

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.

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.hotelchateau­mon­

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-mi­

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.­ho­

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-suitesmi­

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).­house­ho­

Seta restau­rant

The Ot­tagono Restau­rant & Lounge

Terrazza Gallia

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