Milan: seven great events. What do they have in common? Berlucchi!

Milan Design Week is coming !
I choose for you seven events that represents art,creativity and innovation,
not to mention a great toast with one of the greatest sparkling wine
from Franciacorta territory, the world-renowned Berlucchi.

Friday, March 31 at 10pm
The club Circolo Reduci e Combattenti  Via Volta is hosting the installation  “Oriental knowledge and contamination of authentic and imaginary worlds.”created by Luisa Delle Piane Gallery and the artist Andrea Anastasio, where “elements of nature and furnishings will blend into an abstract landscape.”

Sunday, April 2 from 5 to 9pm
Irony and elegance in Piazza Arcole 4 for the presentation of the collection of LaDoubleJ Housewives.

Monday, April 3
At Dimore Studio Via Solferino 11 , launch of the new collection of furnishings, lights and carpets Progetto Non Finito and the fabrics of Progetto Tessuti.
Wednesday, April 5
“Find the Way” in the Baxter Cinema Largo Augusto, that  will be trasformed in a magical forest, with a multimedia art installation with great visual impact. 
Also on April 5, from 6 to 9
A Berlucchi toast in the central library Taschen.
Another event Dimore studio April 6
The club Circolo Reduci e Combattenti will host the press presentation of the outdoor verandas collection.
Grand Finale Friday, April 7
The Diana Majestic Viale Piave, with host the annual Baxter Party from 19:30 to midnight.


Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 15.34.41The territory of Franciacorta is a section of the Province of Brescia
in the Region of Lombardy
The annual Franciacorta Festival will entertain again his visitors with a two days
tour de force of exquisite food and superb wines.
Saturday 25 will be dedicated to the discovery of the territory, its wines,
its products and its food. 3 Festival Franciacorta Estate_ph N.TirelliPhoto N.Tirelli
The wineries will organize little events, guided tours and tastings during the day, while in the evening the best restaurants, diners, farms and the Strada del Franciacorta venues will offer their menu, dedicated to local food and wine culture.berlucchi 1jpg copyA legendary Franciacorta Brut , the exquisite 61 Berlucchi 1 Festival Franciacorta Estate_ph N.TirelliPhoto N.Tirelli
On Sunday 26 June,
from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. the lawn of the magnificent Palazzo Monti della Corte di Nigoline will host a spectacular . A tasting bar will be set up, where over 60 local wineries will offer tastings of various types of Franciacorta:, while street food delicacies by great chefs and pizza masters. Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 15.39.08 Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 15.39.21 Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 15.39.29
The  € 20,00 ticket includes: 4 Tokens, Wine glass and wine glass pouch ,Water, Coffee
“Refill” packages (available on site for those who already have the ticket)
3 tokens € 15, 6 tokens € 25, 15 tokens € 502 Festival Franciacorta Estate_ph N.TirelliPhoto N.Tirelli
The address is Via Alessandro Volta, 2 – Nigoline di Corte Franca (BS)
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World-renowned. Artist Christo nd his wife, the late Jeanne-Claude,
created many spectacular temporary large-scale artworks from wrapping in silver fabric the Reichstag building in Berlin and the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, to building a 25-mile fabric fence across Northern California, to installing 1,340 giant blue umbrellas across the Sato River valley in Japan and 1,760 giant yellow ones in Tejon Pass, California.um3wv In New York more than four million visitors experienced the amazing trill of 7500 gates saffron-coloured fabric panels decorating a spectacular 23 miles walk in Central Park.

The Gates at Central Park Photo Cesare Zucca

The Gates at Central Park Photo Cesare Zucca

Their last project ‘The Floating Piers’ is taking place in Italy at the beautiful Lake Iseo till July 3th. It is an amazing 52 feet wide pathway on the water from the town of Sulzano to the Monteisola Island and continuing along pedestrian roads from Peschiera to Sensole, then reachingto the San Paolo Island.

Photo- Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo

The floating Piers at Lake Iseo , Italy  Photo- Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo

The piece of work has a total length of 2,7 miles. The artist describes the sensation of strolling along the floating piers as “walking on the back of a whale” and yes, it is a long walk indeed. Probably at the end we’ ll be hungry and looking to taste some local, traditional, truly popular food. Just check around, along the lakeside promenade, there are many osteria where you can enjoy the most traditional dish,
manzo all’olio di Rovato,(literally ‘Rovato beef in oil’)

The traditional 'manzo all'olio' served with polenta © Cesare Zucca 2015

The traditional ‘manzo all’olio’ served with polenta © Cesare Zucca 2015

.Rovato is a small town located in the Franciacorta hills, close to the lake to be paired to a great Franciacorta brut such as the Berlucchi ’61 Nature Millesimato
a multi-faceted aromatic sparklyn white wine that combines
the freshness of Chardonnay and the minerality of Pinot Noirberl

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As suggested from Michelin starred Chef Vittorio Fusari, born and raised between the Franciacorta wineries and a true    philosopher of the local cuisine. On June 25th,  Vittorio will present his own version of the manzo all’olio.


Manzo all’olio inteepreted by The Vittorio Fusari-Photo-Masaka-Zukurihara

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Bottura at Berlucchi Palazzo Lana. We got the menu!

Last week we wrote….
No news yet about the menu…but the NTT will discover it soon!
and the NTT did it!

Here the amazing menu that Massimo Bottura created for this unique night

Let’s start with “Una lenticchia meglio del caviale”:  A ‘better than caviar’ lentil.
A gamelike where lentils lie down over ice with acid cream and dill.
“La parte croccante di una lasagna”,  the lasagna crunchy side.
Both dishes will be paired with Cellarius Rosé 2011, Franciacorta
Then another Bottura must, the answer to the dilemma should Tortellini be served with broth or crème fraîche? “Compromesso Storico: Tortellini in crema densa di Parmigiano Reggiano”,Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 15.17.39Chef Massimo is coming out with a surprising solution.. paired with Berlucchi ’61 Nature 2009, ‘A true expression of our territory, says PR Cristina Ziliani, combining Chardonnay to Pinot Nero. More surprises, from the  “Psychedelic Spin Painted Veal, not Flame Grilled” paired with Palazzo Lana Extrême 2007Caesar salad in bloom”  to the Oops! Mi è caduta la crostata al limone…” My pie felt down… A lemon cake,  zabaione vervain sorbet, bergamot e candied fruit.

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Franciacorta, Friday, July 1 2016
It will be a special night at the luxurious 17 Century
Palazzo Lana Berlucchi Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 10.28.52 An exclusive dinner hosted by the emperors of the renowned
Italian sparkling wine Berlucchi, King Arturo Ziliani and Queen Cristina,
with a menu created by His Majesty three Michelin stars Chef
Massimo Bottura
of Osteria Francescana Modena. Massimo BotturaBottura, proclaimed # 2 in the world by prestigious The World’s 50 Best Restaurants,
will offer his ingenious creations paired with
Vintage, the Reserves and the best Berlucchi Franciacorta.
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Chic, Tasty & Sparkling? Berlucchi Lounge at Duomo !

Milan, April 6th Berlucchi from 7.30 pm at Mercato Duomo IMG_9347 copy
Oltolini IMG_9356 copywill host a wine tasting featuring the classic
Brut, Rosee and Saten Franciacorta Berlucchi ’61,
and including the new Nature, with five exquisite dishes large tapas like,IMG_9337 copy spanning from cold cuts, to veggies, to cheeses that representing
the Italian excellence in the world of gastronomy. IMG_9344 copy
The event will take place in the beautiful Franciacorta Lounge
right on Piazza Duomo.IMG_9348 copyIMG_9345 copy35 EurosIMG_9336 copy