Getting to Milan by train and inaugurate your own vacation with a glass of champagne is an inviting idea, so we suggest you the gourmet restaurant La Champagnerie, which is only 200 meters from Milano Centrale railway station and is the ideal venue where to spend a stylish evening.
This lounge bar boasts an art deco style revisited with hi-tech tones and is very close to the Torre Branca (built in steel tubes and famous for its panoramic terrace); at La Champagnerie you can discover and taste over 300 different bottles of champagne from around the world.
There isn’t a specific moment of the day to drink champagne: at this lounge bar you can meet friends for a pleasant aperitif after 6:00 pm, but you can also have a romantic dinner with your partner or have a drink late at night, after cinema or theater, because the restaurant is open until 2:30 am.
At this “temple of champagne” there is the Dom Pérignon corner where you can taste the best vintages of this renowned champagne along with gourmet food such as mozzarella di bufala, spaghetti di Gragnano, oysters or steak and fish tartare.
You can discover the other shapes of champagne due to the cocktails which include champagne as an ingredient.
If you choose to have an aperitif (every day until 8:30 pm), you must know that this is a sort of ritual for Milanese people; at La Champagnerie the dishes are served at the table, unlike other venues specialized in buffet service.
For dinner, the restaurant offers a rich menu in the sign of unusual matches that enhance the champagne flavor, for example, shellfish and oysters served with ice to preserve maximum freshness.
Among other top delicacies we recommend foie gras terrine, scampi tartare, ravioli with eggplant and mozzarella mousse, the fassona fillet with lobster and shallot.
The restaurant is divided into three areas so there is a quite intimate mood, due to its charming furnishing.
The wine labels available at La Champagnerie allow “a journey from the Gulf of Naples to the French Riviera”: starting with Dom Pérignon and continue with Krug and Ruinart, two of the most famous champagne brands in the world, based in Reims and property of the group Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.
You can also listen to live music performances here: Les chansonnier Malafemmena, the singer Filomena Cacciapuoti accompanied by the guitar of Corrado Paonessa, the singer Gino Mastrocola with Paolo Coppeto at guitar and mandolin.
These musicians perform traditional Neapolitan songs and French songs of the beginnings of XX century.
The Champagnerie is located at Via Vittor Pisani n° 2 and is open from 6:00 pm to 2:30 am every day except on Mondays.
For reservations contact 02.36.68.35.20