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After a first glance to Milan restaurants awarded with Michelin star on the previous week, today we show you what is about to be a part II of that list. Once again just to recap, amongst the 20 winners, there are 3 new selections – Vun, Trussardi Alla Scala, Essenza – and this is the best opportunity to discover the best Milan restaurants. After all, it all cames to be the best Milan restaurants you can start to plan for Valentine’s day…
In the Armani Hotel on the via Manzoni in the centre of Milan, you’ll find Armani restaurant which is so good that even the most determined reactionary should put aside his aversion to modernity and enjoy its remarkable gastronomic pleasures. The dining venues with their floor-to-ceiling glass windows, give a breathtaking panoramic view on the rooftops and the terraces of Milan.
Overlooking the Duomo Cathedral and the magnificent skyline and terraces of the city, the Armani/Ristorante (on the 7th floor of the Armani Hotel Milano) is the ideal place for a business lunch. Armani restaurant features an unique Enoteca with an exclusive and wide selection of more than 300 wines. Each wine label is chosen for its ability to let guests live a unique sensory experience.
In the new modern district of Porta Nuova, you have the Michelin-starred Chef Andrea Berton’s latest venture, Berton. In Berton’s 27-year career he gathered 4 Michelin stars in total, which can be related to his knowledge under Alain Ducasse at Louis XV in Monte Carlo and was the executive chef at Gualtiero Marchesi‘s restaurant until 2005.
He then opened Trussardi Alla Scala restaurant (one of the awarded Milan restaurants with a Michelin star) in 2013 and received his first Michelin star that first year. The room is modern and elegant, with well spread out tables that offer privacy. There are large windows throughout offering lots of natural light and the fixtures are fantastic, as are the leather chairs and large round wooden tables.
Carlo Cracco started working in 1986 under Alain Ducasse, which he worked for three years in France at the Hotel Paris, and the three Michelin stars of the Enoteca Pichiorri in Florence arrived just when Carlo Cracco was the chef of the restaurant. The Cracco Restaurant in Milan was opened by the chef in 2007 in Via Victor Hugo, behind the Duomo, but in 2017 the chef decides to move into the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele with an even more ambitious project.
In the past, other collaborations in Milan, and another successful opening in 2014: Carlo & Camilla in Segheria, opened in via Meda. Carlo Cracco is also a successful television figure: he becomes famous as a judge of Masterchef Italia and continues in this direction with programs like Hell’s Kitchen and several commercials.
At via Marghera 34, there’s Essenza, with a 4 tasting menus, at various levels of “difficulty”, price and approach to the intimate core of the chef’s kitchen: Essence of Tradition (45 euros), Tradition and Thought (55 euros), Essenza del Pensiero (62 euros), and vegetarian Vegetation Sensations (30 euros). In paper there are some Boer classics, such as Il Cervo and its history … (raw deer fillet with raspberry coulis, fatty liver mousse and liquorice crumble, to eat “atavistically” with your hands) or Risotto to ash with mountain char and its eggs.
Lume is situated at W37, a concept space situated on the redeveloped, historic premises of a former porcelain factory, and given its favorable disposition, it’s already Milan’s newest gastronomic mecca. Apart from the lofty dimensions, the venue’s setting drips in a sophistication that belies its industrial past. Miami-based architect Monica Melotti designed the interior, and drew inspiration from embroidery patterns. Highly decorative, it balances out the polished austerity, and covers mostly the glass cube space in which the kitchen is situated, and specific wall sections. The floor comprises of porcelain tiles with a matte finish.