Milan is known all over the world for its fashion weeks and high-end elegant shops. And while visiting Milan most of you will be busy hopping from one luxury shop to another or from one runway to the next, we believe it’s important to also take a moment to experience all those things that one can only do when in the fashion capital of Italy, a country well known (and well regarded) for its cuisine. Who better, naturally, to let us taste some excellent Italian food than three Italian fashion designers with impeccable style and taste? Here is the second part of our list of the best fashion designer-owned restaurants in Milan.Trussardi alla Scala
The spacious dining area of the restaurant, with a wall of windows overlooking one of the most beautiful squares of Milan – Piazza della Scala – creates a refined and comfortable atmosphere made unique by the elegant décor and architectural details in warm shades of wood, gold, and leather. The menu features local and seasonal products to enhance the Italian flavour of the dishes. Try the ‘Risotto alla Milanese’ or the one with summer truffle and parmesan milk.
Where: Piazza della Scala, 5Emporio Armani Caffè
Italy's Armani went from fashion design to the hospitality business when it opened its first restaurant in London in 1989. The company has now hotels and restaurants perched all over the world. The Emporio Armani Caffè in Milan - divided over two floors – has a sophisticated and elegant style thanks to its red & black furniture. The Emporio Armani Caffè is a perfect place for a great quick lunch, an appetizer or a gourmet dinner. Try the Armani Risotto, a creamy Risotto with Saffron Threads and Parmigiano Cheese 24 months or the Armani Montebianco or a Montblanc with Chestnuts cream and Natural Yoghurt.
Where: Via Croce Rossa, 2Dolce & Gabbana, Martini Bistro
Located in the heart of Milan, next to the boutique of Corso Venezia, the Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bistrot has an intimate and cozy atmosphere. Decorated with baroque details, damask wall coverings and red velvet chairs, it offers an international cuisine with a Mediterranean base, especially Sicilian. Some examples? Risotto with Martini Dry, lime, oregano and fresh lobster tails or marinated duck breast with fig sauce and vegetables blended with apple vinegar. And among the desserts do not miss the cannoli!
Where: Corso Venezia, 15