Four girlfriends and a birthday to celebrate. We usually are the “downtown” girls: when we go out, we like to do it in the Milan-to- drink’s heart. Well, precisely, in the amazing Milan-to-drink’s heart. Therefore, we have our après work aperitivo a short walk from the Duomo, our Sunday brunch in the Risorgimento area and our dinner in the streets of Brera. Our small exception is Nu Pure Asian Cuisine. This is why.
Four girlfriends and the love for sushi. We grew up together, and our passion for salmon tartare and bold maki mix has grown with us. The perfect evening is made of our conspiratorial looks, combined with a good bottle of Gewürztraminer and the best sushi, served in the city’s coolest place. The three ingredients for the perfect evening couldn’t miss for Samantha’s birthday. To surprise her, though, we wanted to get out of the classic perimeter of the centre, following the philosophy of “Something different, as long as it’s Flawless”. And so, here we are.
Nu is a world into itself, a gem, a corner of Asia located in a residential district of Milan’s periphery. A bit like a precious temple, it’s located in an unexpected place, a place of worship, where they preserve and celebrate the magic of Asian cuisine. The Nu’s building is divided into two floors: the ground floor is dedicated to Japanese flavours, while the first floor serves fusion cuisine specialties. Our table was waiting for us, clean, elegant, on the ground floor, in the centre of the main room. Once entered, we were like the Sex and the City’s friends, we felt at ease immediately. “The place is the right one,” said Charlotte, as she was surprised to find so much class and refinement.
Soft lights, just enough to create atmosphere, New York style brick walls, striking contrasts between wood and steel: everything finds its harmony in a space that, according to Eastern philosophy, wants to celebrate the balance of things. Elegant environment, refined style, impeccable hospitality. We expected the same excellence concerning the food: when we tasted their raw fish we immediately understood that at Nu everything is superb. Consider that Miranda, who among us is the hardest to impress, began to enthusiastically praise the salmon tartare even before finishing the first glass of Gewürztraminer!
Almost by the end of the dinner, after several toasts to our friend, we asked the manager to surprise us with a special creation. We wanted to challenge the art of Nu’s sushi men, and the result was of incredible beauty and extraordinary taste. To leave you a little curiosity, I won’t describe the dish. I simply recommend to choose Nu and be surprised. After all, good writers as well as the good chefs, must never reveal everything at once. Having “the pen” and playing Carrie, I can’t refrain from wishing to arouse a little curiosity! Choosing Nu is the desire to be surprised, be enchanted by the harmony and elegance in the true temple of Japanese cuisine.