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New Year’s Eve in Milan 2017

Another year over and a new one is about to begin! If you’re in our dear city and looking to ring in 2017 with a superb dinner, here are some restaurants in Milan where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Armani Restaurant

Potato gnocchi, lobster, cockscomb ragout, ginger, sea urchins, sea asparagus at Armani

Armani Restaurant: The one-star Michelin restaurant on the rooftop of the Armani Hotel will feature a five-course menu of himachi, foie gras, gnocchi, wagyu and mascarpone-centric dishes.  270 euro per person, beverages not included. Book online. (Cover photo)

Erba Brusca: Enjoy chef Alice Delcourt’s delicious seasonal fare on a special festive evening. The six-course menu includes octopus, puntarelle, ravioli del plin and lamb courses. DJ set starts at midnight so you can dance the night away into the early morning hours. Dress code: Hip Hop Nation vs Dance Fever. 70 euro per person; beverages excluded. Book online.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, photo: F. Bolis

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia: This historic two-star Michelin-rated restaurant is offering an eight-course tasting menu  plus a midnight serving of ‘Salama’ with small lentils from Castelluccio. Dishes from chefs Fabio Pisani and Alessandro Negrini highlight regional ingredients like purple shrimp from San Remo and lamb from Gargano.  250 euro person; wine not included. Book online.

Liberty: Chef Andrea Provenzani is pulling out all the stops with an eight-course tasting menu showcasing dishes like his own vitello tonnato, risotto alla Catalania with red shrimp, and a lentil-and-cotechino-stuffed panzerotto. 120 euro per person; wine not included. Book online.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Seta

Seta restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Milan

Seta: At Antonio Guida’s two-star Michelin restaurant at the Mandarin Hotel, you’ll find an eight-course menu with dishes like langoustines, pheasant and lobster ravioli while the less formal Mandarin Bar & Bistro offers a six-course meal with dishes such as foie gras terrine, braised veal and red mullet. You can see both menus here as well as reserve online for both Seta and Mandarin Bar & Bistro. Seta: 490 euro. Bar & Bistro: 210 euro. Wine is included in both prices.

Restaurants Milan Dinner New Year's Eve 2017 Terrazza Gallia

Terrazza Gallia at Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Terrazza Gallia: Under the consultation of the Cerea Family, executive chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano have created a four-course menu with dishes like risotto with lemon, Cantabrian anchovies and Noto almonds and venison noisettes with pumpkin gnocchi plus cotechino and lentils at midnight. Dancing starts at midnight! 290 euro per person; wine included.  Book online.

Milan Christmas Dining 2016

It’s that time of year again…Christmas!  A “Sfilata di Luci” (fashion show of lights) is suspended over Corso Como, both the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Duomo are bedecked with their gorgeous Christmas trees, and panettone has hit all the pastry shop selves. It’s officially the Christmas season in Milan.

If you’re planning to be in Milan for Christmas, but don’t feel like cooking, we made a list of some restaurants for Milan Christmas 2016 dining from which you can take your pick. Some are open on Christmas Eve, some Christmas Day, some both. You can just click on the links to the restaurants’ sites to see the menus, and we’ll be updating this as more information becomes available. Buon Natale and buon appetito.

Berton – Eight-course tasting menu plus panettone for €130 per person (beverages excluded). Wine paring €55 per person; four Pommery Champagnes are being showcased CHRISTMAS DAY Chef Andrea Berton (Viale della Liberazione, 13; + 39 02 6707 5801)

Daniel: 8-course dinner tasting menu plus hot and cold stuzzichini startesrs; 100 euro per person. The restaurant also has a special Christmas take-out menu. CHRISTMAS EVE Chef Daniel Canzian (Via San Marco on the corner of Castelfidardo;  + 39 02 6379 3837)

Essenza: Six-course dinner tasting menu plus five-bite aperitivo CHRISTMAS EVE 120€ per person (Via Marghera, 34; +39 02 498 6865)

L’Osteria Grand Hotel: Seven-course lunch tasting menu, €55 per person (includes a glass of bubbly). CHRISTMAS DAY (Via Ascanio Sforza 75; + 39 02.89511586)

Osteria Brunello: Open for service as normal 24, 25 and 26 December serving their standard menu. Don’t miss their cotoletta alla Milanese, one of the best in town.  12.30-2.30 and 7.00-11.30 (Corso Garibaldi, 117; + 39 02 6592973)

Ristorante Al Garghet: Four-course prix fixe, €70 per person (beverages excluded). CHRISTMAS DAY(Via Selvanesco, 36,; + 39 02534698)

Seta: Six-course lunch; €190 per person, beverages excluded. CHRISTMAS DAY Chef Antonio Guida (Mandarin Oriental Hotel; +39 02 8731 8897)

Terrazza Gallia: Four-course CHRISTMAS EVE dinner  for 115€ person; Four-course CHRISTMAS DAY lunch for 145€ per person; beverages excluded. Executive Chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano under the consultation of the Cerea family. (Top floor, Excelsior Hotel Gallia; Piazza Duca D’Aosta 9; +39 02 6785 1)

Last but not least, Chinatown! Via Paolo Sarpi is studded with Chinese restaurants that are all open on both CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY. Jin Yong (Via Paolo Sarpi, 2) is one of our favorites!

New Restaurants in Milan for Design Week

Design Week kicks off on Tuesday April 12th. Salone Mobile, Milan’s annual furniture fair extravaganza, attracts a sophisticated cast of characters. While a Negroni Sbagliato at Bar Basso never goes out of fashion for the design world cognoscenti, there are some exciting new restaurants in Milan that have made a distinct mark on the city since last year’s Salone Mobile wrapped. Here are five new restaurants in Milan for Design Week regulars looking to change up their dinner repertoire.

Trippa
trippa-trattoria-restaurant-milanChef Diego Rossi and Pietro Caroli’s Trattoria Trippa is arguably the best place to eat in Milan right now. The dining room has been fully booked nightly since it’s June opening and with a frequently changing menu, it’s nearly impossible to have the same meal twice–a good and a bad thing…the latter particularly if you find yourself craving that one-time-only spaghetti with gorgonzola and agretti. (Via Vasari 3; +39 02 36741134; website)

 

Seta
seta-restaurant-milanChef Antonio Guida, who honed his talent at the iconic one-star Michelin-rated  Il Pellicano, opened Seta at the chic Mandarin Oriental last summer and received his first Michelin star in December. His creative take on Southern Italian cuisine features touches of Tuscany and France thrown in for good measure. (Mandarin Oriental; Via Andegari, 9; + 39 website)

 

 

Contraste
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Al Pont de Ferr regulars were most likely surprised to learn that chef Matias Perdomo was no longer in the kitchen. Those looking for a taste of his playful cuisine can head to Contraste,  his new restaurant that opened in the Navigli last autumn. (Via Meda, 2; + 39 02 4953 6597;  website)

 

 

Terrazza Gallia
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Located on the rooftop of the recently revamped and reopened Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Terrazza Gallia offers elegant Italian fare from executive chefs Vincenzo and Antonio Lebano under the consultation of the Cerea family, the brothers behind Da Vittorio, the three-star Michelin restaurant in Bergamo.  (Top floor, Excelsior Hotel Gallia; Piazza Duca D’Aosta 9; +39 02 6785; website)

 

Marghe

Given its prime Via Solferino real estate, Dry is no doubt a favorite among Design Week attendees for not only some of the best pizza in town, but also some of Milan’s most interesting cocktails. However, the newly opened Marghe from pizzaiolo Matteo Mevio, a Gino Sorbillo alum, is serving up some dreamy Neapolitan style pies. (Via Cadore, 26; +30 02 5411 8711; no website)