A real wedding favor awaits you in Milan. On the mezzanine of the men’s boutique in Prada, the old Marchesi 1824 pastry shop appears.
The history of pastry making began in 1824, when Angelo Marchesi decided to create an enchanting and exclusive place in Via Santa Maria alla Porta 11 / a to be precise. In the early twentieth century, the owner decided to make a change and to transform the place not only into a high-quality pastry shop, but also into a charming café. So he began to serve coffee, drinks and cocktails at aperitif time accompanied by freshly baked pastries, cakes, biscuits and sweets. Become one of the most suggestive places in Milan.
Today we find both the historical site of Marchesi 1824 and two new openings: in via Monte Napoleone 9 and in the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Respecting the spirit of the historic original site, these two new stores recall and reinterpret the timeless atmosphere and charm. The gallery was in particular our discovery of MVC MAGAZINE during the Milan men’s fashion week. Located on the third floor and entrusted to the architect Roberto Baciocchi, it is accessed by a majestic staircase (or by elevator). The Marchesi patisserie features beautiful green marble from the Alps and wonderful walls in floral jacquard. Mint green are also the wonderful cakes on display in the crystal cases. The nuance is even present in the uniforms of the waiters. A wonderful feeling of harmony and luxury is perceived.
The specialty of the post is the presence of panettone all year round, as a trademark, but there are also croissants, sweets and bonbons that seem to come out of a pastel fairy tale and cakes (iconic the “Aurora” and the “Truffet” ) are prepared here, in the laboratory behind the great hall. At lunch it is worth tasting the “Quinoa with scampi and vegetables“, the super “Anchovies, butter and lemon” sandwich. For fans of centrifuges we recommend “Kiwi, green apple and fennel“. Surprise surprise, there is also tea time, strictly served with biscuits or pastries and milk in true English style. At 6 pm they await you for an aperitif with a selection of savory dishes.
The best place: next to the arched windows overlooking the shining friezes of the restored Gallery. But also at the high tables near the entrance, where you can stand but enjoy the “panorama” of the Octagon.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 20121 Milano MI
Lunedì – Sabato: 8:00 – 15:30
Via Monte Napoleone, 9, 20121 Milano MI
Lunedì – Sabato: 7.30 – 18:00