HUAN is an oriental bistro where flavors and techniques of oriental cuisine are made with Italian high quality and carefully selected ingredients. Open only in the evening, at HUAN they offer a sophisticated yet informal formula, able to entertain you from appetizers to a late-night drink.
Opened by the Peruvian chef Jaime Pesaque, Pacifico, a place with an elegant atmosphere and whose interiors, designed by Marsica Fossati, are inspired by the blue ocean. Among the cocktails, Pisco sour, a colorless brandy from fermented grapes, is highly recommended. All this is served in a refined setting, with soft lighting, sea-colored furnishings and designer wallpapers.
For this year’s Salone del Mobile, Lambert & Fils and DWA Design Studio present Caffè Populaire: a six-day concept restaurant inspired by this shared ideal. Hosted at Alcova, Caffè Populaire brings people and objects into dynamic encounters with the aim of sparking dynamic conversations over food.
Frederik De Wachter and Alberto Artesani of DWA Design Studio have created a dining space that celebrates “raw but refined materials”, rather than digital technologies. “It’s anti-digital, because we wanted people to talk to each other, and to gather around food and talk during the Salone, rather than just being on their computers and taking pictures of things,” explained De Wachter.
The Spirit is a luxurious bar in the heart of Porta Romana. It’s called “a hidden gem” because at first sight you might not see the door and you need to be curious to get in. But once inside, custom made velvet sofas, extravagant mirrorsand modern lightingwill lure you down in a world of illusion and magic, where the perception of time and the world outside fades away.
Surrounded by rare bottles from all over the world, you can savor the unusual mixed ingredients of crafted cocktails, have a sip of long-aged spirits from exotic lands or just have the barman tailor your perfect serve.
For this year’s Milan Design Week, Tom Dixon returns to Milan after a year’s hiatus and to immerse the brand in Italy’s commercial, design, and cultural capital he came up with a design conceptof a restaurant/showroom in the Fashion capital, making it the luxury brand’s first mainland European home.
The opening of this new luxury restaurantwas due to the fact that Tom Dixon and his furniture brand wanted to have a more permanent presence in Milan. According to his words:
“After years of doing a 5-day exhibition in Milan, we finally decided that we had enough of putting such huge energy into pop-up interventions. We wanted to look at different ways of being present in Milan. With the city being so active and engaging right now, it is the right time to forget being temporary and build something permanent. Just like in London, we don’t think it’s enough to just have a showroom. We need a place where people slow down and experience our products in a live setting. There is nothing dustier than conventional lighting and furniture showroom. But with The Manzoni, people are able to experience our new collections in an active context.”
This luxury restaurant, designed by Lissoni Associati, serves traditional dishes, from street food to caponata, up to desserts. The unique restaurant in Piazza Risorgimento is open at all hours of the day and it follows domestic rhythms with an elegant Milanese atmosphere. You can only enjoy a juice or coffee, but there will be always a wide selection of dishes cooked from Sicilian roots and tradition, a tradition that it is simple but at the same time refined.
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