In our deepest dreams we want to try exquisite cuisine and at Milan, is not different. Today we introduce you Lume,a Michelin star restaurant and one of the best Milan restaurants. In this land of great culinary traditions, palates are refined and hard to please, but given his lauded track record, it’s a challenge that Luigi Taglienti is used to. Previously at the helm of Trussardi Alla Scala, one of the best Milan’s Michelin star restaurant, where a table should be booked weeks in advance.
Named Lume, the new venue is a collaboration effort of the Michelin-starred chef with Emanuela Verlicchi Marazzi and president of the Fondazione Filippo Marazzi, an organization which supports budding creative talents.
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.
Light washes in through the central courtyard to accent the restaurant’s centerpiece: a show kitchen which Melotti – fresh off a renovation of Al Capone’s Miami home – has wrapped up in a partially opaque skin cut through with an attractive embroidered pattern.
Here, executive chef Luigi Taglienti has conceived a series of à la carte and tasting menus that are anchored by what he calls innovative cuisine. This translates into veal braised in a sparkling wine sauce and paired with cucumber sorbet, and Ibisco beet whose sweetness is cut by pink grapefruit and tarragon.
And if, after a satisfying dinner, the idea of schlepping home is too much to bear, the restaurant can, unusually, arrange for an overnight stay in one of the W37 apartments upstairs.