On the boundary between the countryside and city center, there is a restaurant unlike any other that has the name of a perennial herbaceous plant, popular for its many beneficial properties: Erba Brusca.
You’ll be amazed by the style of the restaurant, which rises in an area where once was cultivated sorrel (erba brusca in Italian), now a small oasis easily reachable from the center.
This place, at the end of Navigli area, is a nice choice if you like eco-sustainable restaurants and green menus.
Milanese people like leaving the downtown traffic and get here to be “pampered” by the tasty dishes of the chef Alice Delcourt.
The French-American chef works at Erba Brusca since 2011, her menus are based on seasonal products and she picks raw materials exclusively from small food producers.
Alice Delcourt invites customers to go to her restaurant by bicycle, a funny and original way to explore the surroundings.
That’s right, in a sunny day there’s nothing better than a bike ride before a delicious lunch!
By following this ecological trail you’ll reach the finish line at the table: a large part of the dishes ingredients come from the kitchen garden of the restaurant.
This allows skipping the intermediate steps and offering customers delicious dishes always different.
“Our garden is full of aromatic plants that allow us to be independent: five types of thyme, marjoram, sage, rosemary, tarragon, chamomile, basil, parsley, mint, but also lovage, yarrow, lemon balm, burnet, oregano”.
This is the Erba Brusca philosophy, a restaurant that has chosen to cross the borders of the fashionable side of Milan to find its most authentic aspect.
An agronomist collaborates with Erba Brusca helping the staff to follow the principles of organic farming without the use of any synthetic product.
About the other raw materials, everything comes from the farms of Parco Agricolo Sud.
This eco-sustainable restaurant is a landmark for green tourism, the choice to enhance exclusively local products shows the attention to environment.
The lunch menu changes daily and is announced on Erba Brusca Facebook Page and Twitter profile, while the dinner menu is à la carte including dishes such as spaghetti with lemon pistachios pesto and fresh anchovies or carpaccio with Jerusalem artichoke and fondue.
Even the desserts recall local tradition with touches of creativity such as the cornmeal and honey cake with pollen ice cream and yogurt or lemon and rosemary compote.
Sunday is a special day at Erba Brusca, because is the Brunch day, served from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm with coffee, tea, fruit juices, in combination with dishes ideal for Sunday breakfast: sausages, fried eggs, pancakes and fresh fruit.
If you want to get away for a while from the city center and enjoy a new gastronomical experience, here is the information you need:
Erba Brusca Alzaia Naviglio Pavese 286
Phone: 02 87380711