In the Milanese island a small 100% made in Portugal shelter opened in June, where you can meet the flavors and colors of a country that appears today as one of the main travel destinations preferred by millennials. Petiscaria, a true taste shop, takes its name from the verb petiscar – to tease in the Lusitanian language – suggesting to its guests the opportunity to taste authentic specialties on the spot or take away, thanks to the expert suggestion of the very kind owners.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and welcoming: bright green colored walls and folk posters are just one of the key elements that develop the Portuguese fil rouge, fueled by the musicality of fado, the soundtrack of the food and wine experience to be tried. The centerpiece of Petiscaria is certainly the counter, where sweet and savory delicacies are exhibited every day, guaranteeing a fresh and varied daily offer.
Absolutely recommended are preserved sardines, a typical Lusitanian souvenir, enclosed in very colorful tin boxes, to be enjoyed during the aperitif accompanied by a glass of local wine. Do not miss the pasteis de nata, cream cakes with the typical golden color, warm and fragrant as is the tradition of the famous and ancient pastry shop located in Belém, a district south of Lisbon, overlooking the Ocean.
From Petiscaria there is no “right” moment to dedicate oneself to the pleasures of taste: lunch, aperitif and dinner follow one another with a varied selection of cutting boards and tastings with cold cuts, cheeses, bacalhau and traditional products, like a true Portuguese meal commands. The glass of local wine is a must, given the careful selection of labels and bottles selected by the team, all from national vines. For beer lovers, Petiscaria made no exceptions: the Super Bock Portuguese brand brings its proposal to the Milanese table, perfect to accompany happy hour like a real local.
A destination for those who dream of Portugal or those who have been there and can’t wait to return. Petiscaria is the place to discover the flavors and smells of a land with a profound cultural and gastronomic tradition to be summarized in a single key expression: the taste of simplicity.