Pisacco, Andrea Berton’s contemporary bistro.

Andrea Berton, known for having achieved two Michelin stars and captaining the restaurant of the same name to his last name, is also the creator of Picasso, a contemporary Milan restaurant suitable for all palates and all budgets.

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Italian chef  Andrea Berton is known for having achieved two Michelin stars in just two years for the Trussardi Alla Scala restaurant, for his incredible burgers at the Berton restaurant he commands in Milan, and, for some time, for having raised the blind in the same town of  Picasso, a fresh and affordable contemporary bistro.

Photograph of Santi Caleca courtesy of PisaccoThe renowned chef’s idea for this space was simple:  simple, contemporary, and young cuisine in which creative dishes and reinterpretations of great classics occur. All without losing the supposedly little formal touch of understanding the modern kitchen and the space in which it is presented.

In this way, in a room decorated with lamps made up of bundles of light bulbs, painted walls, and candles on the tables provoking the contrast, the Pisacco exhibits a menu ready to appeal to all kinds of diners alike.

Photograph of Santi Caleca courtesy of Picasso

Cantabrian anchovies as a starter, Romanesco broccoli with cheese, pepper, and lemon as a vegetable dish, the famous Berton hamburger as a classic dish, roasted octopus with rosemary cream, balsamela, and red beet as a fish dish, risotto with pistachio oil, razor clams and cocoa as a main dish and chicken with carrots and hazelnuts as a meat dish, are just a few proposals from the extensive menu.

Photograph of Santi Caleca courtesy of Picasso

This first restaurant by Andrea Berton complements its purely culinary offer with an Italian wine list with French vermouth included and a dessert menu in which the Gran Milano panettone stands out. The kitchen of one of the greats is suitable for everyone.

A trio made up of a Chinese, a Japanese, and an Italian, have managed to position Iyo, their Milanese Asian restaurant, as one of the European temples of contemporary oriental cuisine with numerous awards to its credit.

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In the north of Italy, in the heart of Milan, an Asian cuisine restaurant has carved a niche for itself in the country’s gastronomic panorama as few times before has a restaurant of its kind. Iyo’s secret, as it is called, is probably in the trio formed by its three main managers: its owner, Claudio Liu, Chinese; its chef, Haruo Ichikawa, Japanese; and the deputy chief, Lorenzo Lavazzari, Italian.

Photograph courtesy of Iyo RestaurantThe conjunction of nationalities, and finally also of personalities and experiences, is the path that leads to contemporary cuisine, based on that of the Asian continent, which largely drinks from local ingredients. The trio’s passion, ideas, and know-how in the kitchen result in genuine dishes, in which extraordinary quality beyond inventiveness is their hallmark.

From its open kitchen to the restaurant’s dining room, with the traditional Japanese grill known as robatayaki on view, there are recipes in which flavors and aromas of oriental cuisine are fused not infrequently with Italian raw materials. An example? The delicious morsel between ravioli and chicken gyoza – Japanese dumplings.

Photograph courtesy of Iyo

Iyo, which does not have a tasting menu, offers its gastronomic proposal in an extensive menu divided into different Asian specialties with variants to choose from, in different pasta and rice dishes, tartars, and the Creation section. In it, the most imaginative and emblematic dishes of the house come together, such as To.Ka.Mi, a trilogy of tuna presented in three different cooking levels.

Photograph courtesy of Iyo

The experience in this European temple of oriental cuisine, recognized by the Michelin guide, the guide of the Italian publication Gambero Rosso and the Girotonno festival in the Sardinian town of Carloforte, is complemented by a space designed for the comfort and enjoyment of the views of the kitchen. The decoration, to achieve this, opts for pure lines with mud-brick walls, lamps in golden tones, and certain sobriety.

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