It has been at least a year since I had been wanting to try 28 posti, in Via Corsico, a cross street linking ‘my’ Via Vigevano to the Naviglio.
I was procrastinating for no reason, maybe waiting for the right occasion. A few evenings ago the right occasion turned out to be my friend’s birthday. Table of the chef with a view on the kitchen, cozy environment and dishes with risky combinations of ingredients. Everything within 28 seatings only, where once there was the historical Karaoke CantaMilano.
It may be the young age of the chef Marco Ambrosino, it may be his previous experience in the kitchen of Noma, but the dishes that are served are everything but ordinary. And the ones we ordered are not even the most peculiar ones.
We started with red shrimp, clementine juice, chards and hazelnuts. Fish is fresh, very fresh and the combination of ingredients is perfect.
We continue with raw beef, grooved razor shells (yes, they do serve meat and fish together!), pepper and rue. The combination is a risky but succesful one, although the beef dominates over the flavour of the shells.
The dish I loved the most is a first course: fresine pasta, mantis shrimp, turnip tops and almond. It was worth a standing ovation.
The octopus was good, without being anything exceptional.
We finished with an artichoke in ashes, garlic and saffron. Delicious and delicate, the only problem was that I was full.
I am glad we ordered the menu with 5 courses and not the one with 8, because in between courses they pamper you with bread, butter, breadsticks and an incredible quantity of snacks.
We then chose our desserts (the part the I liked the least): tarte tartin, Mascarpone and Porcini mushrooms and fennel, white chocolate with elderflower and lemon.
In this case too we were pampered with some pre-desserts and pastries.
Super easy to reach with the green metro line or one of the many trams that pass by Porta Genova. The restaurant is almost at the Navigli and it is a ‘high level’ option that was not easy to find in this area before.
Personnel are kind (the restaurant is family owned) and although the place is small it is well soundproofed. I suggest you reserve the ‘table of the chef’ that I had reserved, so that you can enjoy live the cooking show in the kitchen! I almost forgot: part of the furniture has been made by prisoners of the Bollate prison, a very nice initiative!
Tasting menus start from 35 euros up to 60 euros, and even choosing à la carte with lead to to a high chance of spending around 50 euros per head.
Via Corsico 1, Milan
+39 02 8392377
Open every day (12:00/15:00-20:00/23:00 and Sunday at brunch 11:30-16:00) except on Mondays.
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. All English versions are translated by Tamara Ilic.