Fashion and Graffiti Capital
16.05.2011 - 17.05.2011
Getting a bit behind with these blogs, internet access isn't always that easy! We spent to nights in Milan and I think it was plenty. Our hotel was pretty convenient to everything, so we went out and about. What surprised me most was the graffiti everywhere. (The constant smell of dog droppings didn't because I'd already been warned!) Beautiful old buildings covered in scrawl. None of it particularly intelligent and certainly not attractive. The local attitude seems to be that it's young people expressing themselves. (I think that's more accurate for the dogs!) Lots of clothes and shoe shops, so a good place to exercise the credit card! I did comment to Jennie that with all the fashion hype, the shops were all pretty old fashioned looking - same with the restaurants. On our last night we actually found a restaurant that belonged in the 21 Century. Decisions decisions. Immediate thought was that the modern looking place might be expensive and over the top. Should we go for traditional? Given that I'd already commented on the old versus new, we thought we'd go modern. Boy, what a great meal! The first course was a simple pasta with clams, but it came out under a glass dome that they'd injected with with wood smoke. It was brilliant. Seeing as it was a holiday and my jeans were still doing up, I ordered another main course. Jennie ordered a desert. The waiter came out, gave me a spoon and Jennie a knife and fork, which we promptly swapped round. Wrong. The spoon was for my beef cheek... Wow, it simply melted, best I've ever had. It rounded off a very pleasant stay in Milan. But not sure I'd be worried about going back. I'm sure there will be other beef cheeks! Next stop Venice.