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J'AI TESTE // FOOD EXPERIENCES

... the Social dinner (by MHKSD),  the olfactive aperitivo (@Magna Pars Hotel), the flashmob dinner (by Cena con me),  the night shopping in EATALY, the brunch 2.0 by James Beard in Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele, the supermarket of the future (by COOP for EXPO) ...

I made my jeans blast (or why Milan foodies end obsessed with the gym).

The ones hanging with me know that I love Nature as much as I love Food. Yesterday, while I was bending over a flower to capture the first signs of spring, I literally made my jeans blast. My first reaction was a big freedom laugh. This tight jean was a continuous recall to the fact that I should diet and the blast reminded me this famous quote in "Eat Pray Love": "Let me ask you something, in all the years that you have...undressed in front of a gentleman has he ever asked you to leave? Has he ever walked out and left? No? It's because he doesn't care! He's in a room with a naked girl, he just won the lottery. I am so tired of saying no, waking up in the morning and recalling every single

I had lunch in a butcher shop (and the about why red meat is not over)

We say Milan innovative in the food trends field, I believe it stays a bit mainstream compared to some capitals like London, Paris, Copenhagen or Istanbul. So after the Burger 15 years ago, the Nippo-Brazilian sushi, and more recently the Neapolitan pizza, and the poke mania, 2019 was the year of natural wine bars. There is a trend though, that no one was expecting in a world claiming vegan awareness, the trend for meat restaurants. Though the openings do not lie, El Carnicero is opening the third, El Porteno opened 2 new restaurants last year, and last month, everyone was talking about Salt Bae venue in Milan, here to open a grill restaurant. So why red meat is not over? I did a study in

I went to the latest speakeasy of town

I always got a thing for speakeasies. It became quite trendy in Paris a few years ago, whereas in Milan, every person into mixology knows about the 1930 cocktails bar. As I teach in a design school about food experiences, I often use the example of La Esquina in NYC, trying to illustrate that what matters is not only what you eat/drink but the experience you get around… If you google La Esquina, you will find the pictures of a “taqueria” /delhi, that looks like a old small tacos bar. But if you manage to pass through a secret door, you get projected in a latino space with a huge counter bar that reminds the alcohol prohibition period. As soon as I read about the Dandelion opening, my curios

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