Being in Milan this summer is the cultural experience you should not miss. Wonder why? Because from the 1th of May till the 31 of October there is the EXPO world fair that will gather here the exhibitions from all over the world. But if you are eager more than just an experience from the fair, you can experience Milan as well. And what could be the greatest experience in Italy than food. Let best design guides introduce you to the 5 dishes you should not miss in Milan.
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Cotoletta alla Milanese
This dish looks similar to schnitzel but it‘s not the same. It‘s a rib of the calf that is still on the bone covered with bread crumbs and then fried in the butter. Sometimes the butter is poured over even after frying but the new modern trend is to squeeze some lemon juice over the top. You can serve it with tomato sauce and some salads.
It‘s a sweet frothy drink that was very popular in Milan in the 19th and 20th century and remains it‘s popularity even nowadays. It‘s usually made with whipped chocolate, milk, and coffee in equal parts and topped with cream. In summer it is served cold and in winter – hot, usually accompanied with desserts such as the Panettone.
We mentioned Panettone so here it is! It is known as a usual Christmas dessert although at first it was just the threat for the Italian nobility. Now it’s very popular in all the Italy. It’s shaped as a dome and contains ingredients such as butter. Dried candied fruits, eggs, flour and water. Although, now you can find it even with chocolate or Nutella.
It’s one of northern Italy’s staple foods which is made by boiling cornmeal into a thick, solidified porridge. Sometimes after boiling polenta, people bake, fry or even grill it. This dish is usually served with ribs, sausages and tomato sauce.
Risotto alla Milanese
This can sound a little bit extraordinary but the main ingredients here is ox marrow, rice and saffron. Even though, in other cities of northern Italy they usually eat it with beef bouillon, butter, onion and wine.
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So if you didn’t swallow your tongue already, go ahead and try those specialties that Milan offers to you.