My very first dinner in Italy was an early and solo affair, but I was really glad that it started off the whole trip on a bright and positive note. The food at Café Trussardi, while priced a little higher than most, is outstanding, and the service here is deserving of compliments as well. It's located right next to Milan's world renowned opera house Teatro alla Scala and in a prime spot close to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
Café Trussardi belongs to the Milan-based Trussardi Group of fine dining and fashion, which also includes Michelin-star restaurant Il Ristorante Trussardi Alla Scala helmed by the talented Chef Andrea Berton. And if you're interested to know more about Il Ristorante Trussardi Alla Scala, well, that post will be right up... NEXT :)
Till then, let's bring our attention back to Café Trussardi, which is a really pleasant place to dine in. Modern in design, the café is designed as a contemporary glasshouse, with full-length glass windows to let you have a good view of the scene outdoors. Always interesting to observe the theatre-goers at the Teatro alla Scala.
Complimentary Bread Basket
My introduction to Italy's Complimentary Bread Basket was an "authentic" one, in the sense that it prepared me for what was to come for the rest of the trip. While aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, much of the bread you see here was cold and hard. It's not stale, it's just the way it is. Thank goodness for the delicious breadsticks and crackers.
Beef Sirloin with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Mmm... This was amazing. The Beef Sirloin was very well-grilled and just so full of flavour. It may have been a little fatty on some sides but generally it was very satisfying. The soft, tender and thick Rosemary Potatoes meanwhile were wonderful, full marks if there's ever a need for a score. The wine-based sauce wrapped it all up beautifully.
This is one of the best Tiramisu that I had in Italy, with another notable one being from Florence's Osteria de' Peccatori. Excellent Tiramisu with generous amounts of chocolate powder and decadently soaked saviordi. Really good moisture to it as well.
The Caffe Shakerato perked up my evening in Milan for sure. Iced espresso that is shaken (not stirred -grins-) with a complex but refreshing mix of richness, bitterness and sweetness. Lovely.
Excellent. Took time to make conversations as well.
€22 for the beef sirloin with rosemary potatoes
€10 for the tiramisu
€8 for the caffe shakerato
Piazza della Scala, 5,
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.