Mandarin Oriental, 5 star luxury hotel with eight years of works before its opening, brought a great chef like Antonio Guida to Milan, assigning him the beautiful restaurant Seta: this is one of the most intriguing novelties to enrich the gourmet scene in town, between the summer and September
Despite 2015 immediately proved to be a very intense year for Milanese gastronomy, with lots of openings of more or less temporary restaurants in view of Expo 2015, both during the summer months and in September there have been many interesting news which we can now illustrate and anticipate.
Let’s start from the Maestro, Gualtiero Marchesi, who is back in Milan with a new menu served at the now historic Marchesino in Piazza della Scala (entrance from Via Filodrammatici, 2, +39.02.72094338). It will be called Marchesi al Marchesino and will only have seven tables where people will be able to order dishes from the chef’s great history: from the Spaghetti salad with caviar and chives to the Open Raviolo, and the immortal Rice, gold and saffron and the Anitra al torchio in due servizi [literally, Pressed duck in two services]
A short walk from there, in Via Andegari 9, on 30th July opened the most recent luxury hotel in Milan, Mandarin Oriental. They assigned restaurant Seta (+39.02.87318897) to Antonio Guida, who arrived in town with the two stars he conquered at Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Argentario, in the province of Grosseto. Paolo Marchi illustrates this in detail in this article.
Matias Perdomo and Simon Press in the kitchen of Contraste
Matias Perdomo had also conquered a Michelin star at Maida Mercuri’s Pont de Ferr. A few months ago news arrived of their consensual separation and that the Uruguayan chef had begun to work with his historic second Simon Press and maître Thomas Piras to open Contraste, in Via Meda, 2 (+39.02.49536597). For more details, read here and here.
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