Multi-Sensory Dining in Milan

More than just pizza and pasta, Milan’s international scene has exploded in recent years, paving the way for these luxurious haunts.

by Ashleigh Searle

 

Björk Swedish Brasserie

What began as a small food emporium selling Swedish foods and cosmetics has since become Milan’s most coveted Scandinavian restaurant and concept store. Once inside the wooden and bronze restaurant take a seat at the bar, where you can watch the chefs serve up traditional Swedish cuisine onto delicate wooden plates. Highlights of the menu include the Reindeer tartare, wild salmon with nettles, apple and walnuts and the rotating Smörrebröd.

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Bento Sushi
Designed by Milanese architects Studio Platform, Bento marries gritty urbanism, Milanese chic and Japanese minimalism in its exquisite interior. The menu is much more colourful, with revitalised and innovative dishes such as the sashimi salmon or the scallops and prawns marinated in lime, coriander, avocado, tomatoes and ikura.

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Canteen
After a culinary career that left 20 restaurants in its wake, international entrepreneur Luca Guelfi opened Canteen: a place to celebrate all things Mexican. The Canteen experience is split between the bar, where mixologists whip up a selection of tequila and mezcal inspired drinks, and the vertical garden, where you can dine on gourmet tacos, fajitas and burritos.

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Saigon
Innovative, fresh and bursting with flavours of the East, Saigon made its mark on the Milanese map when it opened last summer. The dark wood décor is pure colonial chic, gleaming with yellow lighting and scattered flowers. All eyes are on the food however, with a menu featuring photogenic lovelies such as goi cuon with soybean sauce, sea bass carpaccio and the legendary pho bo.

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