Hallo Pretty Birds,
We are excited! Another fabulous fashion week is about to start here in Milano. Our outfits, schedules and invitations are ready and, last but not least, the list of our favorite comfort food hangouts for all you fashionistas in town. Some are classic, italian style restaurants, that are definitely worth trying, others are the cafés and delis that save our lives (literally) with their yummy sandwiches and power boosting shakes to grab in between the shows. Enjoy!
Al Girarrosto da Cesarina, corso Venezia 31 – an old-school establishment, with white tablecloths and suited waitors. Try the ossobuco alla milanese with saffron risotto, an all time favorite dish also much loved by our fashion editor friends around the world.
Bebel’s, via San Marco 38, Brera – smart but casual, in an Art Nouveau setting. Ee go there for the pappardelle with saffron, pumpkin flowers, bacon and cream.
Bianco Latte, via Turati 30 – great for lunch or brunch in between shows. Great selection of “piadine” (italian sandwich made with flat unleavend bread), gelatos, and make sure to order the Bianco Latte coffee, it comes with with whipped cream and melted chocolate on the side, yummy!
California Bakery, viale Premuda 44, Porta Venezia – a USA style bakery, the salmon bagels and jasmine tea are life savers to have in the car while you run from one show to the other.
Di Viole di Liquirizia, via Madonnina 10, Brera – for a hot tea and a piece of homemade cake or a delicious cupcake.
Fiori Chiari Plates, via Fiori Chiari 13, Brera – for a quicky yummy hearty soup.
God Save the Food, via Tortona 34 – have the Banana and Acai smoothie, energy booster, while you wait for the Giorgio Armani show to begin.
Torre di Pisa, via Fiori Chiari 21/5, Brera – Tuscan cuisine, simple and genuine. Get for Tuscan appetizers (ham, bruschette, croutons, meatballs) and then a go for a good steak “a la fiorentina” or a plate of homemade ravioli.
Nobile bistrò, corso Venezia 45 – for a breakfast with coffee and brioche, a quick healthy lunch, a 5 ò clock tea and cake or a great meal at night with a glass of red wine (Claudio Sadler, 2 Michelin stars chef, is in charge of the evening menu).
Osaka, Corso Garibaldi 68 – authentic japanese, our favorite lunch-time spot for ramen noodles.
La Cupola Lobby Lounge at the Park Hyatt, via Tommaso Grossi 1 – the best club sandwich ever (the portions are big, one is enough for two people). Ask to have it take-away if you are late for a show.
Margherita Calabi and Giulia Capresi contributed to this post.