The spotlights are already on the red carpet and we’re starting be impatient. What movie will win the famous statue this year? Deep into this Oscar atmosphere, we selected 5 bars and restaurants in Milan whose décor recalls the setting of some film masterpieces; a contamination of languages and objects that will bring you into the set of your favorite movies!
1. DELICATESSEN Restaurant | THE HATEFUL EIGHT
If you were impressed by the scenography of Tarantino’s latest success, you’ll be able to relive the same atmosphere at Delicatessen, while tasting South Tyrolean specialties and not Minnie’s soup! This accurate reconstruction of a contemporary version of a mountain hut will welcome you in a cozy ambience featuring precious wooden interiors decorated by deciduous antlers (not hunted!). Perfect for a romantic dinner during a snowstorm. We suggest you warm up with a bottle selected among the cellar’s 200 labels!
2. BAR LUCE | GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Renowned cafeteria located inside the Fondazione Prada, and designed by director Wes Anderson, featuring the typical characteristics of his movies in which nothing is left to chance. The pastel colors of the furniture in the shades of mint and pink merges with the texture of the floor and the ceiling, creating a chromatic interplay that evokes the retro atmosphere of the bars of the 1950’s. Perfect for a coffee break or a drink waiting to visit the gallery.
3. RISOELATTE | ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
A small 1970’s trattoria that recalls the kitchen of the famous visionary movie of French director Michel Gondry, in which Joel regresses and Clementine takes on the appearance of her mother. Here everything is authentic, from the coffee cups to the plates. A real movie set, located a few steps away from the Duomo! Even the menu is vintage, healthy and tasty just like our grandmas’. The coffee is served with the moka pot, bringing us back to our childhood like the protagonist. The ideal spot for a lunch with your girlfriends.
4. THE STAGE | TITANIC
Who can forget Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet in the movie that touched our generation?! In this location, designed by New York studio Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, famous for its experience in the film industry, you’ll find the same ultra luxurious environment that evokes the refined living rooms of the world most romanticized ship. Solid wood counters, brass finishing, doors featuring portholes and bows you can look out from to enjoy the city skyline, without the risk of slipping into the waves. Perfect for a business meeting, a special occasion or simply a drink with over 500 references between spirits and liquors to feel like a first class passenger!
5. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BAR | FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER
Tell the truth: you all have at least one sequin accessory or a bowtie in your closet. Well, this is the perfect dress code for this bar that offers a karaoke night that will win you over! Not far from the chaotic Naviglio, this place is a mix and match of 1970’s/1980’s trashy objects, offering a musical selection that faithfully portrays the vocation of a nightclub. Suggested as the last stop to end your evenings with friends or for themed birthdays!
Text and selection by Elena Di Marco