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MILAN: Fashion Week for Foodies

We’re halfway through and as per usual, here are the city’s latest hotspots to see and be seen during Milan Fashion Week. Scout out these locations for the best in food, decadent cocktails and a crowd brimming with the fashion elite.
–Cassi Bryn Michalik and Sarah Ryan Hecht

Bianca
Via Bartolomeo Panizza, 10 / 39 02 45409037
Neighborhood: Magenta

For diners seeking a more modern dining experience, Michele De Lucchi’s all-white spot serves contemporary fare to a see-and-be-seen crowd.

Cantina della Vetra
Via Pio IV, 3 / 39 02 89403843
Neighborhood: Duomo

Cantina della Vetra, located just next to Milan’s historic San Lorenzo Church, is a picture-perfect traditional Italian spot, complete with checkered tablecloths and hand-painted walls. The simplicity of decor, however, belies the dexterity in the kitchen, which serves a market-driven menu of addictive Italian fare.

Ceresio 7
Via Ceresio, 7
Neighborhood: Brera/Isola

By way of Canadian duo Dsquared2 comes Milan’s newest place to see and be seen. Located at the penthouse level of the label’s headquarters and designed in collaboration with Storage studio and Dimore Studio, this chic bar and restaurant is headed by former Bulgari Hotel chef Elio Sironi. This trendy space boasts two pools and a beautiful terrace, perfect to enjoy seasonal Italian fare amidst stunning views of Milan.

Chic & Go
Via Montenapoleone, 25 / 39 02 782648
Neighborhood: Montenapoleone/Corso Venezia

The name says it all at this bustling cafe serving auteur sandwiches designed to suit all tastes and requirements. Packaged in elegant, fashionably decorated bags, the super fresh and yummy high-class options including lobster, crab and Angus beef as well as several vegetarian, vegan and low calorie choices for those with certain dietary restrictions.

Museo del Novecento
Palazzo dell’Arengario, Via Marconi, 1
Neighborhood: Duomo

Museo del Novecento, situated within the Arengario Palace, boasts a top-notch view over the Piazza Duomo and features a tiny little bar with outstanding cocktails. After a nonstop day of shopping and shows, it’s the perfect, under-the-radar spot to unwind.

Pisacco
Via Solferino, 48 / 39 02 91765472
Neighborhood: Brera/Isola

Situated in Milan’s ever-burgeoning Brera district, Pisacco features an interior design by fashion concept architects Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino, along with a menu by Andrea Berton (a Michelin-starred chef, formerly of the Trussardi restaurant). The finished product is a well-designed and incredibly tasty affair, featuring a streamlined menu of seasonal ingredients that have quickly become a favorite of the fashion crowd.

Taiyo
Viale Monza, 23 / 39 02 26113972
Neighborhood: Montenapoleone/Corso Venezia

Taiyo’s traditional-meets-contemporary Japanese fare is comprised of diverse and delicate dishes such as super fresh red shrimp from Sicily, sesame-breaded tuna, Angus carpaccio, sweetheart maki and a multitude of mouthwatering rolls. Perfect for the rare visitor that actually needs a break from the world’s best pasta.

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