A rainy afternoon and a walk in Via Moscova. A great shop window captures our gaze: ladies, gentlemen and young people of all ages learn to work the dough with large wooden rolling pins under the watchful, slightly amused eye of the masters of fresh pasta. This is how we discovered Via Emilia – Bottega Gastronomica, a small pearl of regional cuisine between Brera and Moscova.
Via Emilia is a multifaceted place, a local developed in a large room with original tiled floor that turns from simple and appetizing deli to the perfect destination for a delicious meal or aperitif, up to a cooking school with a wide range of courses dedicated to traditional dishes of the Emilian culinary history.
As you enter, the most striking feature are the walls, covered with wooden shelves that host many of the regional specialties, to be enjoyed first of all with your eyes; on the left side jars with compotes, jams, pickled foods, but also creams, sauces and toppings for all palates. On the front wall, instead, the wines are displayed, all of local origin with particular attention to the territory.
A large counter serves as a showcase for daily preparations made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Hot and cold dishes, to take away or to be consumed on site on the delicious wooden tables crafted with a rustic touch accompanied by a nice glass of wine.
Absolutely not to forget is the selection of cold cuts and cheeses present throughout the year that will become the true protagonist of your mouth-watering aperitifs in Bottega. As in any Emilian-style establishment worthy of note, you can not fail to mention pasta: always fresh, home-made and extremely balanced in flavors like a true Emilian grandma would make. From the classic tortellini, and tagliatelle to lasagna and passatelli: the pasta-addicted will be spoiled for choice.
For a regional dinner or simply for a gourmande treat Via Emilia – Bottega Gastronomica is the destination of your dreams, where the refinement of tradition, the welcoming homely atmosphere and the kindness of those who welcome you with a smile will win you over at the first taste.