Friday, November 8, 2013


Federlegno Arredo - the Italian Federation of Wood, Cork, Furniture and Furnishings paid (mostly) for 40 US architects to visit the vast and inspiring Milano Architects and Designers Expo (MADE). Three of us from my office, went along with our fantastic, local hostess from the Italian Chamber of Commerce (Loredana). Ciao baby!

Milano has the reputation of being the business capital of Italy - true. Not so wonderful as Rome or Venice for instance but - for me - more interesting. A real city, where real people live and work.

First meal (lunch at the hotel)

Some champagne and nibbles before dinner

Dinner! Just a local "diner" but perfectly delicious

Lunch in the park - grilled cheese (panini)

Hotel dinner - this was veal

I had a pasta

Prix fixe lunch

Prosciutto and melon

Pasta and cheese and that's all - perfectly cooked

Steak salad

Chicken and potatoes - kind of boring in taste and looks


Three gelato: chocolate, black olive and I forget the white one - the former two were great, the latter was boring

Biscuits to finish

Take away dinner - check out the hotdogs and french fries (we took these back to the hotel)

Trade show lunch - it doesn't get much better than this!

Hotel dinner again (better photos this time)

Prosciutto :)

Filet mignon - Waz said that it was the best he ever had

Risotto Milanese (rice with saffron)

Dessert 1

Dessert 2

Trade show lunch #2

Snacks before dinner (this really is what they served - house made potato chips and olives)

Pasta and mushrooms - it was mushroom season

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