Lacerba‘s name is inspired by the eponymous Florentine Futurist magazine from 1913. It’s a fitting name for a bar that, much like the Futurist movement itself, is fascinated with, and driven by, speed and impulsiveness. But unlike the Futurist movement, which, as its name implies, always look forward – Lacerba (the bar) will have you longing to return to a bygone era of eccentric and turbulent genius. Instead of blasting into the future, you’ll want to pause the clock to enjoy some of the bar’s sublime creations.
The bar is decorated in mismatched retro furniture. Vintage Futurist Campari advertisements adorn the walls. A large Boccioni-style painting hangs above the enviably well-stocked bar. Off-peak it’s a quiet place to sit and absorb its quirky charm. During the weekend evening rush though, it’s as frantic and furious as Futurist art that inspired its name.
I was won over at first sip of the fabulous ‘Basil & Honey‘ which, despite my curiosity to try all of Lacerba’s offerings, remains my go-to drink. It’s the drink I order after coming back from vacation. The kind that reminds me that as far as I might travel, I would still miss what Milan has to offer. Sipping Lacerba’s ‘Basil & Honey’ over a plate of tempting appetisers, is the silver lining of the looming cloud of work and city life. Its the reminder of the great things Milan has to offer.