Milan might be best known as one of Europe's four fashion capitals but it is also famous for its opera, churches, da Vinci's Last Supper fresco, and of course its cuisine.
For Italians, food is for more than just nourishment, it’s an important part of life. Even though you will be able to find Italian specialties all over Italy, each of the 20 regions within Italy has their own spin on “Italian food.” The geographical location of the region influences the ingredients used, such as the choices of fat, cheese, and meat.
Milan is located within the Lombardy region in the north of Italy. Northern Italian cuisine is characterized by a lesser use of olive oil, pasta, and tomato sauce and a heavier reliance on butter, rice, corn, and cheeses for cream sauces. Instead of tomato, northern cooks employ wine or broth as the liquid and chopped herbs for flavor, resulting in elegant and rich flavors. Common ingredients used include local vegetables and fruit, beef, pork, and a variety of seafood.
The Michael’s On East three-course Milan Epicurean Experience dinner menu is available Monday through Saturday evenings for $38.95 per person, April 1 - 30, 2019. The two-course lunch offering features a choice of entrée and dessert for $19.95 per person and is available Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a true Italiano experience, take advantage of hand-selected wine pairings for $8 per glass or $15 for the pairing.
Tagliolini with Baby Shrimp & Littleneck Clams
Crispy Pancetta, Roasted Garlic, Sweet Onion, Sliced Baby Zucchini, Blistered Tomatoes,Chili Flakes & Basil/White Wine Butter
Heirloom Tomatoes, Baby Arugula, Shaved Pecorino, Fresh Lemon & Balsamic Reduction
Dulce Gorgonzola Aioli
Sous Vide Octopus Salad
Yukon Potatoes, Mixed Olives, Baby Arugula and Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette
Blistered Tomato Ragoût, Ricotta Gnudi, Wild Mushrooms, Balsamic-Scented Watercress
Browned Butter, Sage, Sweet Peas, Shaved Pecorino, Crispy Prosciutto & Scallions
Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin
Butternut Squash Risotto, Hot and Sweet Cherry Peppers, Roasted Garlic & Fresh Thyme-Infused Virgin Olive Oil
Port & Balsamic Glazed Pear Frangipane Tart
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte
Anthilia, Donna Fugata, Sicily, IT, 2017
Barbera d’Alba, Silvio Grasso, Piedmont, IT 2015