Sometimes we need poetry, inspiration, flowers and magic. However, you don’t need to open a book, look at photographs or search on the internet to live this. Some places are poetry and certain tastes nourish the ideas, as well as the palate. This little enchantment comes from Clotilde Bistrot, whose name already recalls “One Thousand and One Nights”.
As a matter of fact, Princess Clotilde relives in the context of the futuristic Milan of Porta Nuova and Piazza della Repubblica. There are Lamps with carbon filaments and drop-shaped lights warming up the dark gray tones, enlivened by ceramic plates on the walls and color notes given by lilac-colored floral bouquets. Guests are greeted by a perfect blend of vintage and modern: marble-topped and wrought-iron tables, velvet chairs, classical background music and a more intimate corner represented by a delightful loft.
Clotilde is the atmosphere, the experience, the love in surprises and the passion in welcoming. It’s the perfect balance between the past and the future. The restaurant’s philosophy follows the tradition, recalled with naturalness and simplicity but with attention to each detail and modernity. Little known traditions that deserve to be rediscovered are enriched by exotic elements and concepts in a contemporary key.
The cuisine always linked to the seasonality, highlights the natural quality of the product and the genuineness of the ingredients. The varied and constantly updated menu proposes three courses: one from the chinese tradition, one gourmet and the third one in the name of regionality.
Tradition triumphs with risotto alla monzese, the crispy Milanese cutlet and the Milanese ossobuco. However, you can also integrate or turn on gourmet-inspired dishes such as burger with eggplant, cherry tomatoes and stracciatella or a fillet of sea bass in purple potato crust accompanied by a delicate and strong cream of white cauliflower and Roman cabbage, or even carrot cream with chicken nuggets marinated with soy and ginger, perfect for the autumn season.
Get a space for the dessert, which are the place’s must and one of the strongest points of the restaurant. The millefeuille with chestnut mousse or an evergreen like apple and walnut cake are ideal for October and the first cold days. It’s provided a wine list of high quality, as well as the selection of cocktails, craft beers and grappa. Concluding dinner with a glass of muscat of Lipari is the real icing on the cake of the chosen gastronomic itinerary.
Clotilde’s café is another little world to explore. In fact, the restaurant offers a varied selection of coffees, chocolates, teas and infusions that satisfy every type of palate. The desserts are always present, from the morning, there are the protagonists of a rich breakfast buffet together with savory proposals (eggs, bacon and toast), in the afternoon with the afternoon break, where you can find muffins, macarons and cakes for a genuine snack. During the weekend, a touch of modernity, a rich brunch is served with a sweet and savory buffet.
Each moment of the day is taken into consideration to offer customers a cuddle and a poetic experience far from daily duties in a timeless space.