Friday, September 28, 2012

L'osteria di Brera - Milan

We were in Milan with some friends to watch the F1 in Monza. Whilst trying to fit in some sightseeing and shopping, we often ended up eating really late dinners. Locals tend to go aperitif hopping for a bit before eating dinner ... but amazingly, we often ate even later than the locals.

One of the restaurants we sampled in the city which hubby and I both thought was excellent was L'osteria di Brera which was situated in a popular late night hotspot. As we were both absolutely starving, we were game enough to order an entree and main each. Hubby's entree was the meat selection appetiser (I nostri antipasti di carne) which came with 5 mixed tastes.There was a variety of cold cuts - ham, salami, prosciutto, parma ham - some buffalo mozzarella with rocket, some marinated beef pieces, bruschetta with olives and cucumber salsa, and some puff pastry thing. He absolutely loved it! I thought it was a really tasty selection too :)
mixed meat appetiser

My entree was the hot seafood salad (Insalatina di mare calda). It was amazingness!!! The seafood mix was really plentiful. Loads of calamari, prawns, octopus, mussels, and clams - warm and on a bed of rocket greens. After smashing this down, I was full and satisfied already.

warm seafood salad

Hubby opted for a main of Lobster pasta. Perfect al dente spaghetti drowned in lobster bisque with bits of tomatoey flavour here and there. It was heaps rich and heaps delish :)

lobster pasta

My scialatielli pasta with mixed seafood (Scialatielli ai frutti di mare) was just as awesome! Really rich seafood bisque sauce with again, loads of mixed seafood. The mussels were heavenly when wetted with the sauce. Pasta was sooooooo yum I could eat it everyday!

pasta with mixed seafood

This was probably my favourite meal in Italy. I heard that this whole street (and the street perpendicular) was lined with good restaurants so bon appetit if you're in the area!

Food - 9/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 8.5/10
Overall - 31.5/40

L'osteria di Brera
Via Fiori Chiari, 8  20121 
Milan, Italy
Tel: 02 8909 6628

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