Pisacco (Milan, Italy)
We started off with a lovely, refreshingly bubbly Franciacorta with house made potato chips that are wonderfully crispy, thick cut and fresh from the fryer and the crunchy puffed quinoa chips.
Our appetizers shortly arrived and the most intriguing was the one called sgombro. These rolled up slices of fresh pancetta topped with marinated mackerel and a thin slice of fresh green apple sounds unusual buicely bt it works. The typically fishy mackerel flavor is softened considerably by the creamy, fatty pork belly and the green apple adds freshness. It pairs very well with the delicate white Radoar Etza wine.
The vitello tonnato and radicchio salad were good, dependable dishes that are tasty but does not necessarily surprise the palate if you have had them before.
The beef tartare was something one of my friends was craving for and it was worthy of to satisfy the craving. The super fresh, lean beef was not too briny from the capers and not overwhelmed by onions or shallots, the grated hard egg yolk and the dots of aioli just give it enough creaminess.The ossobucco alla Milanese with contemporary gremolata was interesting to have a lighter version of what I’m used to associate and eating ossobucco. The creamy albeit light gremolata sauce in this perfectly tender beef. The roast squid, pumpkin, ventricina and spinach was incredibly delicious.
On the desserts aspect, the classic tiramisu is an easy like. The mint ice cream had a good, dense texture but the flavor wasn’t as clean as I was hoping for even though it was real fresh mint infused in the ice cream. The most surprising for me was to really enjoy the chocolate mousse with crispy chocolate pearls and mango sorbet. The mousse was seductively creamy and rich but the textures breaks up the monotony of the silkiness.
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Via Solferino, 48
20121 Milano MI, Italy
Phone: +39 02 9176 5472