untarelle chicory with anchovies and tomato confit, Milanese risotto with saffron pistils and honey-glazed veal filet with radicchio and sour cherries? Or even better marinated dill salmon, pappardelle with porcini mushrooms and fresh shi drum with chestnut cream and bok choy? It would be wrong to not share at least a few of the delicious menu items served in this temple of Milanese gastronomy; or rather in its delocalized site in the new CityLife Shopping District (ex-Fiera area) among the skyscrapers of star architects Hadid, Isozaki and Libeskind.
Peck is a true legendary Milanese institution. This indisputable landmark of the best in Milanese culinary traditions was founded in 1883 (when the king reigned and carriages roamed the streets) in via Orefici, a few blocks away from the Duomo. In 1912 it moved nearby to via Spadari where it has remained for over a hundred years. Under the guidance of the Marzotto family, who acquired the brand about ten years ago, Peck has opened a new chapter.
They have increased their offerings (in the historic location today you can also find a café, a bistro and a restaurant) and they are inaugurating new locations, starting with Peck CityLife—a restaurant, cocktail bar and wine bar. The 300 m2 space has been enlarged to include a small outdoor seating area: a minimally designed glass case created by the studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, authors of the main space.
The simple linear structure originally reinterprets and brings a breath of fresh air to Peck’s classic and timeless language. The color palate must also take credit as it references the iconic colors of its gastronomy: there is the soft sage green of the Tribeca chairs by Pedrali, whose weave reinterprets classic 1960s terrace chairs in a modern key, and the glossy black of the Inox tables, the elegant bistro table celebrating 20 years since its first manufacture.
Peck Citylife’s outdoor seating is a cool and informal atmosphere that in winter is an indoor garden and a welcoming shaded terrace in summer thanks to its large sliding glass windows.
However, let’s not forget: Catalano sturgeon carpaccio, artichoke linguine with parmesan cream, Milanese cutlet, yellow risotto with sliced veal shank…
WHERE: Piazza Tre Torri, 7-5, Citylife Shopping District, Milan, Italy
HOURS: Monun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00 | Sun 10:00 - 21:00
PHOTOS: Courtesy Pedrali, Credits Nathalie Krag
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