Al Pont de Ferr — Milan (7/2015)


After booking one restaurant in Milan for lunch, I was still in search for a dinner restaurant.  Al Pont de Ferr popped up as a possibility after continued searching.  I think I ran across the name somewhere in a travel article or food article.  When I looked up the restaurant, it sounded like a good candidate for at least some dishes made with a modernist approach.  I emailed them for a reservation and received a prompt response.

The restaurant is located in a part of the city I had not visited before.  It was just beyond the central part of Milan, but still reachable very easily by the Metro.  The restaurant was situated on a canal lined by restaurants and bars, so it was a relatively high-traffic area for people strolling.

There was a window into the kitchen from the sidewalk. The restaurant itself had an informal look.

The menu had an a la carte page.  After that, there were a few different tasting menus from which a diner could choose.  There were a couple of shorter tasting menus, called Traditional and From the Vegetable Garden (vegetarian).

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Ristorante Cracco — Milan (7/2015)


I had planned my short trip to Milan for non-food reasons.  A search for modernist cuisine led me to the 2-star Michelin Ristorante Cracco.  While they don’t have an online reservation system, they do arrange reservations via email.  I found out that I could not secure a dinner reservation for either of the nights I was to be in Milan due to events being held at the restaurant, but I could get a lunch reservation. That ended up to be fine, as the menus appeared to be the same for both.

This was the cocktail and champagne menu:

And this was the tasting menu for my lunch, as well as the a la carte menu:

To start off the meal, they brought bread selection from which I could pick, as well as several small bites to get started.

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