Set in a peaceful Japanese garden and offering a relaxed dining experience, Innocenti Evasioni provides respite from Milan’s bustling city centre. The restaurant offers wholesome, carefully constructed dishes served by a team of staff who excel at providing an attentive, but not intrusive, service. The restaurant dining room is similarly well thought out, with a combination of classical and art nouveau décor, while the menu takes inspiration from local seasonal produce. The selection is regularly updated but might include dishes such as swordfish with mushrooms, spinach, nutmeg and roasted peanuts and bigoli pasta with an oxtail sauce, black truffles and pecorino cheese.
Innocenti Evasioni, Via della Bindellina 1, 20155 Milan, +39 02 3300 1882
Coco Chanel: a New Portrait by Marion Pike
Fans of fashion and art will delight in the new exhibition at the Palazzo Morando. The show unites two of the 20th century’s greatest creative talents and highlights the friendship of French fashion designer Coco Chanel and Californian artist Marion Pike. The pair met in Paris in 1967 and remained close; Pike painted Chanel’s portrait at least 13 times and the designer created bespoke clothing for Pike and her daughter in return. This free exhibition will display Pike’s portraits together for the first time, alongside a selection of letters, photographs and other documents that provide unique insights into the duo’s relationship.
Costume Moda Immagine, Palazzo Morando, Via Sant’Andrea 6, 20121 Milan, +39 02 8846 5933
Milan’s luxurious Palazzo Parigi hotel exudes grandeur, with an opulent interior as well as a highly sought-after city centre location. The hotel’s interior features a number of works of art and array of antique furnishings, surrounded by rich woodwork and marble, while the outdoor space is dominated by an exquisite century-old garden. Each of the hotel’s 65 rooms is bright, spacious and designed for comfort, with balconies providing views across the city centre or garden. Be sure to dine at the hotel restaurant, overseen by acclaimed chef Carlo Cracco, and take advantage of the myriad additional services on offer, ranging from bespoke guided tours to in-room yoga classes.
Palazzo Parigi, Corso di Porta Nuova 1, 20121 Milan, +39 02 625625