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The arrival of the autumn brings with it some pleasant clichés that we were looking forward to have it back. The walking around the trees, those that now start to become yellow, the first chestnuts, the inevitable plaid that comes back on the sofa but, above all, a good food offered by hot dishes in a welcoming environment. Cantina Piemontese is the ideal solution to this last desire of the autumn beggining.
The restaurant, an institution named on the list of the historic shops in Milan (Botteghe Storiche di Milano), welcomes its guests in a hospitable atmosphere from a tavern of other times. The furniture from the ’30s and the pieces of crafts scattered in the rooms let us imagine tables laid out in company.
The menu, ça va sans dire, is inspired by the Piedmontese culinary tradition but planned to satisfy all the tastes among meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. These Traditional recipes are perfect for the days when, thanks to the autumn views and the lower temperatures, you want to sit down at the table and enjoy a good warm dish with authentic flavors.
If now, a trip toTurin or to the Langhe isn’t suitable with your schedule, the rich restaurant menu will bring you a little of Piedmont to Milan. At Cantina Piemontese, they love tradition and things done as the old times: only small local suppliers are chosen to ensure the recipes excellent raw materials such as the Fassona di Cuneo, the always fresh fish and the excellent seasonal vegetables.
First courses with truffles or fine Italian mushrooms, warm vegetable soups, risotto with Castelmagno and Barbera. Then, it can be continued with braised meats, stews, tartare or, moreover, wild game such as goose in bottaggio and the hare in salmì and must dishes such as deer medallions with balsamic reduction and Carmagnola rabbit in civet with risotto.
The menu continues with tasty cheeses, meats and legumes. An unbiased advice? If you go on Saturday or Sunday, you must taste the Gran Bollito Misto, a classic of the house. And to finish the meal, order a dessert: all the desserts are home-made exclusively with Guido Gobino chocolate, a Turin excellence.
And to accompany, Cantina Piemontese offers an excellent selection of wines ranging from Piedmont to the whole Italian land with some raids coming from beyond the Alps between renowned wineries, small wine producers and organic and natural wines.
Autumn has just begun, but if you are looking forward to get the first Sunday lunch from this season in a warm and welcoming place, you have the perfect choice, without having to go all the way to the Piedmont area.
Editor’s note: This article is proudly sponsored by Cantina Piemontese S.r.l. and promoted by Flawless Milano. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Flawless Milano possible.