Monday, October 24, 2011

Milan: fashion - people - design - art - parties - food and more...

New Trendy Restaurant: Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi - Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone.  Just off the Via Montenapoleone is the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi one of the finest museum homes in Europe.  Visit the palazzo’s fascinating rooms in which nineteenth century interiors are embellished by the outstanding collections of Renaissance art and furniture, then eat in the trendy restaurant, Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone that has just moved from it’s original location on the Via Montenapoleone and is now situated in the stables and in the courtyards of the museum.  Il Salumaio now defines itself as a delicatessen, café-bistro and restaurant.

Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone.  The indoor dinning rooms are situated in the old stable of the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi.  A plate of Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms was delicious.

Singer songwriter  Rufus Wainright.

Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone.  In the vaulted frescoed Sala del Camino is housed the delicatessen section for which Il Salumaio is famous for.

Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone.  The Panna Cotta with Almond Milk and Peaches was most enjoyable. The subtle taste of almonds and vanilla in the panna cotta worked well with the crunchy peaches.

Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone. Popular with the fashion crowd it is a great place for good food and people spotting:  at lunch during fashion week, I spotted; American Canadian singer songwriter Rufus Wainright, American Vogue’s Grace Coddington, Armani’s Gianluca Passi de Preposulo and his father Alberto Passi di Preposulo, president of the Ville Venete, Hillary Recordati, Paola Caovilla Larusmiani’s Guglielmo Miani, Martina Mondadori, Marilene and Carlo Alberto Corneliani, as well as, these adorable and very well behaved Maltese dogs.

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