from Collodi to Milan..

Giacomo bistrot

“i was born in Collodi on June 1925 and i’m a professional liar”. Giacomo Bulleri has always been hungry for life. even now after 91 years, three restaurants, one patisserie, one coffee shop and one tobacco shop! a Tuscan chef with his toque(chef’s hat) always on his head. “Giacomo bistrot” is the second in line; with a French touch, an emblematic bookcase and lots of warm shades of red.

giacomo

“Giacomo bistrot”

bar

the bar

indoors

tables & bookcase

prosciuto

prosciutto toscano

window desserts

dessert window display

Giacomo Bulleri has always been hungry for life..

you will be given a lavish pan fried welcome mix of zucchini, carrots, potatoes, saffron risotto stuffed balls(aka arancini) and an Italian bread assortment(grissini, focaccia & pane). then, go for a fine beef carpaccio with soft quartirolo cheese and quail eggs, a simple yet ravishing cacio e pepe(cheese and pepper) mezzi paccheri(tube shaped) pasta, a tender beef fillet with artichokes, endive in an elegant Merlot sauce and of course the authentic, golden crispy cotoletta milanese. this buttery veal breaded cutlet could be a good reason to live for, seriously!

welcome

pan fried welcome mix

bread

Italian bread assortment

carpaccio

carpaccio w/ quartirolo & quail eggs

cacio pepe

mezzi paccheri cacio e pepe

fillet

beef fillet w/ artichokes, endive & Merlot sauce

cotoletta2

cotoletta milanese

“it’s the kitchen that makes a place.. i choose my cooks.. the important thing is finding youngsters who want to learn..”. here he is, Mr. Jose Otoya, half Italian half Peruvian, chef at “Giacomo bistrot” for seven years now.

chef

the chef Mr. Jose Otoya

this buttery veal breaded cutlet could be a good reason to live for, seriously!

flip through the pages of Giacomo’s book  and take a sip of mirto(a liqueur made of myrtle). his recipes -for food and life- need hours!

mirto

book

book2

so go my friends, enjoy this typical Italian journey.

“Giacomo bistrot”  Via Pasquale Sottocorno 6, Milan, Italy, tel: +39 02 7602 2653

http://www.giacomobistrot.com/

extracts from Giacomo Bulleri’s book “recipes(for life)” which you can buy at the bistrot.

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