A weekend in Milan just isn’t complete without a nice, long Sunday brunch. A tradition brought over from America, brunch is more than just a meal, it is an excuse to meet with friends and family to have pleasant conversation, enjoy the budding day, and relax with the slowed down pace typical of an early Sunday afternoon. Luckily, Milan has picked up on the brunch trend and offers a wide variety of restaurants and cuisine to satisfy all tastes. During the summer, there are plenty of enticing locales where you can sit in green courtyards and cobbled piazzas to enjoy the fresh air as you try to beat the heat with an iced tea and perhaps a croissant or pastry. There are also plenty of places where the more internationally inclined locals can try a variety of traditional American fare, such as eggs benidict, pancakes, and omelettes. Needless to say, in Milan, the options for a delicious Sunday feast are endless.
However, with the leaves on the trees changing colors, and the air becoming crisp and fresh with the arrival of autumn, the idea of an intimate, flavorful truffle-based brunch is nothing short of divine. The autumn season is perfect for savoring the rich, earthy flavors of the truffle, especially when paired with the best ingredients to truly heighten its flavors. All of this, of course, also needs the perfect setting. In regards to delectable food and pleasant ambiance, the lovely bistro Tartufi and Friends, does not disappoint. Located on Corso Venezia 18, the restaurant’s minimalist design is warm and inviting. Rich brown, terracotta and yellow shades, the brand’s signature colors, perfectly complement the large floral panels and exquisite golden details on the walls.
The location provides an elegant and refined atmosphere, but what makes Tartufi & Friends bistro and shop truly one of a kind is its specialization in all that is truffle. From main courses to desserts, the truffle takes center stage in each dish, exalted by the flavors meticulously combined by the young all-star chef Jean Christophe Reali. Furthermore, the intimate restaurant features a beautiful selection of brunch options that combine top quality ingredients with, you guessed it, truffles. From the omelettes with thinly shaved truffle to the fresh spinach salad with truffle pecorino cheese, the restaurant turns the typical Sunday brunch into a luxurious and gourmet experience. Fresh juices and a vast array of exotic coffees only further make this the perfect spot to share a leisurely meal with friends and family. With the endless brunch options that this city offers, it is refreshing to find a place that so beautifully celebrates the Italian tradition of decadent yet refined dining.