“Milan is a city of bitters.”
I love Milan by day, and I could eat up the city by night. Over the past 10 years, Milan has emerged as Italy’s most edible city but Milanese, whether born or transplanted, know that the Grey Lady is also Italy’s most drinkable city. Campari, Milano-Torino (Americano), Negroni, Negroni Sbagliato, so many of my favorite drinks and cocktails have origin stories from this amazing city, and I particularly enjoy drinking my way through these tales. If I could have one partner who would not only revel in the cocktails as much as I do but also in the history, it’s Sara Porro, Italian journalist, Milan resident and my go-to person when I need to talk food.
Sara and I have been eating and drinking together for ages, and I love how she is no holds barred when it comes to telling you exactly what she loves and doesn’t love. Believe it or not, we had to do this episode twice due to luggage theft. The first time, we enjoyed Negronis at the timeless Il Baretto at the Baglioni Carlton, the second time, we were drinking prosecco at a luxury suite at the St. Regis. No matter where we are, we always have a lot of fun, and a lot to eat and drink. Listen in to learn more about Milan, where to eat and drink, and why the city is really that amazing.
More In The Episode
[00:39] Introducing journalist Sara Porro
[06:16] Background: Milan
[10:38] Creative Milan Today
[15:58] The Milan Food Bubble
[18:35] Typical Milanese Cuisine
[25:48] Milan’s restaurant scene
[27:40] Milan is the 21st century Italy
[33:20] All about the Aperitivo cocktail
[39:33] The history of the Negroni
[43:07] Sara’s favorite drink
[43:57] Milan Aperitivo Scene