Monday, April 27, 2009
A trattoria is an Italian style eating place, less formal than a Ristorante, very primitive/simple menus and with wine normally served in carrafs or half bottles, or glasses. Food is normally served family style and tables are shared with other people you do now know from adam.
I decided on trying out Trattoria Milanese based on the reseached I did and the good reviews it had. Located in the commercial are of Milan, on a very narrow street, it's quite a popular location. We got there at around 7:30 PM (quire early for Italian standards) and obviously the place was not full. We were 2 and they seated us in a table for 4, sharing with 2 other people. As soon as we left thou around 9:15 Pm, the places was packed.
For appetizers, I decied to order Carciofini all Olio (Artichokes with Oilve Oil). The artichokes were pickled, with a coating of Olive oil, a little salt and Pepper. Very simple dish but fantastic crunchy artichokes with Olive Oil.
For second, although I did not want to eat so much, I had to order the Rissotto a La Milanese e Osso Buco. A very typical dish from Milan, Braised Veal Shank and Rissotto enhanced with Saffron Threads. With this I had a more then generous glass of D.O.C. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Villa Medoro.