Restaurant Milano - 20 years of tradition
To Poznań natives, restaurant Milano needs no introduction. Surely they haven’t all been there, but they have heard of it. It is a synonym of elegance and a true embassy of Italian flavours. We have known Milano from highest quality culinary creations, dapper staff and white tablecloths reflecting the candlelight. Milano is the obvious choice when it comes to picking the perfect place for a special occasion or a tasteful business lunch. This year, Restaurant Milano is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Happy birthday, Milano!
At the very beginning it is worth mentioning that Milano is actually two neighbouring culinary concepts. One is a restaurant and the other - a Trattoria, both operating under the same brand. When deciding to visit Milano, we have a choice between the elegant restaurant and the slightly less formal Trattoria.
The abovementioned elegant restaurant Milano has undergone an evolution of sorts. From a formal and very classic to elegance leaning towards the smart casual style. The interior design of the place as well as the method of serving the food correspond with this concept, although the way in which tables are set is still more in the style of fine dining, referred to as “white tablecloth”.
Milano is seen by its guests as a restaurant which has maintained its highest standards in food and service for many years. It is mirrored in many available reviews and rating systems. Most noteworthy is its prestigious mention in the Polish edition of the French culinary guide, Gault&Millau.
The menu is deeply rooted in Italian culinary tradition, accentuating its relationship with fish and seafood. The restaurant has always maintained the policy that the fish dishes served at Milano are prepared on the basis of fresh produce only, and the cooks never use any frozen goods. One of the restaurant’s highlights is its homarium whose presence makes it possible to serve fresh lobster and oysters. Among the available premium produce there are also truffles, served as an addition to some of the dishes on the menu.
Speaking of the menu - there are Italian staples as well as seasonal dishes, specified on a separate insert. In May, it would be asparagus, in autumn - pumpkin. The specialite de la maison is the exquisite lobster capellini (pasta type similar to spaghettI), the classic vitello tonnato (veal in tuna sauce) as well as fresh lobster. This is only one extremity of the available offer so no worries - the other side is a number of homemade Italian pizzas. Also noteworthy is that about half of the available wine selection is imported by the restaurant itself.
If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit Milano, their lunch offer can be a nice way to start - three courses at a fixed price of 39 PLN. The lunch offer is a soup or starter, a selection of mains and a dessert and is available on weekdays between 1pm and 4.30pm except weekends and bank holidays.
You can also have a sneak peek at the life of the restaurant on their Facebook page. There you can also find out about what is new on the menu, the seasonal dishes and planned wine tastings.
Chef Marcin Matelski has been holding the reign of Milano for 17 years. He is an experienced chef and an excellent professional whose life is his work. The chef’s creations end up on the table served by professional waiting staff whose presence is another widely known characteristic of a fine restaurant such as Milano.
If you are going for a stroll around Park Wodziczki or Park Sołacki, be sure to pop in to Milano if only for a coffee. Prior to its awe-inspiring 20th birthday, this place is really worth a visit.