Milan Design Week 2023 food and drink

Milan Design Week 2023 is here, back in its ideal period, spring, after a few years of change. Like every year, the city comes alive with initiatives and events where food and beverages meet design, art but also music.

Fuorisalone 2023 from coffee to cooking classes with djset

Here are some food and wine events not to be missed during the most eagerly awaited week of the year, amidst iconic installations, extravagant performances and unique projects with internationally renowned designers in Fuori Salone 2023

Temporary Cafè Cabana by Giacomo in the Duomo area

from 15 to 23 April

Cafè Cabana Giacomo Fuorisalone 2023

Right in the city centre, Cafè Cabana Giacomo is located in the exclusive 16th-century location, Palazzo Morando in Milan. As well as being home to the Museo del Costume, Moda, Immagine (Museum of Costume, Fashion, Image.) from 5 April, the Palazzo will host the exhibition ‘FuturLiberty. Avant-garde and style’ and with the advent of Milan Design Week 2023 from 15 to 23 April comes Cabana Giacomo ready to welcome Milanese and non-Milanese alike for a break from the frenzy of the salon, from breakfast to aperitif. all’aperitivo

For info and reservations:

Palazzo Morando
📍 Via Sant’Andrea, 6. Milano.
☎️Ph. +390276006245

Where to have an aperitif at MDW 2023

Street food from Argentina, design and jazz music

17 to 22 April

PIBÄ Milano Design Week 2023

In the wonderful Piazza Santa Maria del Suffragio, 3 (V Giornate area), on the occasion of the 2023 edition of Fuorisalone, PIBÄ and FINEMATERIA are offering a week of Argentinian meat pinchos, French fries and beer to spend a pleasant moment after visiting the Salone.

Live music, Argentinian street food and beer will accompany the meetings, creating an unusual combination.


  • papas with Finemateria sauces (special sauces created by the studio) – €6.00
  • Forst beer 1857 + limited edition bottle opener – €10.00

Pibä meeting calendar

PIBÄ Argentinian street food Gourmet
18 to 22 April, from 18.00 to 00.00

Meeting point for the design community during the whole week. The official opening will take place on Monday 17 April at 7 p.m. and will be open to everybody.

On Thursday 20, at 7 p.m., there will be an night of live and open-air jazz with Giancarlo and his sexteto de afro Peruvian jazz, an appointment to relax in company after a long day spent wandering around the salon.

For info and reservations:

📍 PIBA Milano – Piazza Santa Maria del Suffragio, 3, 20129 Milano MI

IG: @pibamilano 

Contemporary Arty and Mixology

Dada in Taverna 5Vie District  18 to 22 April

Somewhere between an extravagant salon and an art exhibition, from 18 to 22 April Dada Taverna restaurant bar will welcome visitors in a setting that is always new, as it will be adapted from time to time to the squares and courtyards where it will be set.

Noma the Immersive Active Room

An impressive 7-meter van, outfitted with interior and exterior spotlights, will activate the relationship with the city.

Projection of works on the surrounding architecture and immersive Active Room to welcome visitors inside NOMA, offering a unique experience.

Inaugurating this journey of “Ill at ease” will be the splendid Piazza Tomasi di Lampedusa, in the 5VIE district, now considered the slow district of the Milanese capital.

The same location where, on the corner with Via Morigi, stands  DaDa in Taverna, the Dadaist restaurant and mixology bar where every artistic form finds its perfect harmony.

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Art, music, drink and bun sandwich in Porta Nuova

DJSET 19 April

The perfect combo that 142 Restaurant has orchestrated for the evening of Wednesday, April 19. indulging host Sandra Ciciriello‘s passion for design, the restaurant is hosting Joe Colombo’s iconic 1968 Music Cart by Joe Colombo, which began as a cabinet for vinyl records

Carello Musica 1968 Joe Colombo

Reissued by Codice Icona – an Italian cultural brand that identifies and revives objects designed by the masters of the 20th century – the iconic object will exceptionally be on display throughout the week of Fuorisalone.

142 Restaurant

On the evening of Wednesday 19 only – from 6:30 p.m., the cart will be used as a console for DJ Lo Zelmo, who will mix his vinyls while entertaining guests in an aperitif with cocktails and 142 Restaurant’s inimitable buns: Octopus at Heart, Meatball Bun and Veggy Bun.

For info and reservations:

142 Restaurant

☎️ 02 47758490

Sexy gastro Let’s get naughty! lands at Cocciuto

Cocciuto ristorante MDW 2023

Tortona District 20-21 April

For the first time in Italy, the most sensual New York format on the dining scene, that of “Dining Dominatrix.”

Erotic dinner in the Tortona District

Let's  Get Naughty Cocciuto Milano Design Week 2023

On April 20 and 21, the atmosphere in room “26” of the restaurant in Via Bergognone – in the heart of the Tortona District – promises to be boiling hot thanks to the presence of a “culinary mistress” who will accompany guests on a sensory journey to discover the gastronomic proposal designed ad hoc by executive chefs Alessandro Laganà and Mattia Fabris and the team of pizza makers at Cocciuto.

The menu to be tasted with your hands

The menu, designed to be tasted exclusively with the hands, the “Dining Dominatrix” will blindfold guests and make them wear “Tidy Tips,” fingers condoms signed by designer Francesco Musci, in a game of deprivation and exaltation of the senses.

Erotic and intriguing, the exclusive experience is available by reservation only.

Also a destination of the Fuorisalone is the location in Via Procaccini – in the heart of the new design “district” of the Monumentale area – which, from April 15, will showcase the installation “Arnolfini’s Mirror” by Maurizio Barberis, one of the pieces of the exhibition “Esprit Magicien” byHoperAperta , scheduled at the Fabbrica del Vapore.

For info and reservations:

📍Bergognone ☎️ 02 36528327
📍Procaccini ☎️ 02 6408 3325

Cocciuto è inoltre food partner dell’opening dell’esposizione, previsto per il 18 aprile.

Cocktail glasses at Strega

Tuesday, April 18 to Sunday, April 23

Dry Milano_ strega Design Collection_Milano Design Week 2023

During the Design Week, the Strega Design Collection, the first design collection from the historic liquor company Strega Alberti. is unveiled. From the encounter with glass manufacturing comes STRATA, a collection of unique and numbered cocktail glasses created by designer Lucia Massari and handcrafted in Murano (VE) in collaboration with Fornace Mian.

Liquore Strega_Milano Design Week 2023

At Dry Milano, in 📍via Solferino, the visitors will be able to discover and admire a special installation – made with glasses from the collection, creative direction by Angela Da Silva, founder of SWING Design Gallery and taste the unprecedented “Stratacocktail dedicated to the project by resident bartender Edris Al Malat.

A winning drink in which Strega liqueur meets fennel-infused gin, white vermouth, sugar and citric acid in a perfect mix that captivates the audience at first sip.

For info and reservations: 

Dry Milano

📍via Solferino
☎️02 6379 3414

Color Your Day with Le Creuset new collection

Le Creuset 

continues its journey between tradition and innovation with the new Color Your Day – from sunrise to sunset collection, which highlights the cast iron range.

The collection adds a splash of color, from the bright new Azure Blu to the French brand’s iconic orange, now timeless and special shapes in the kitchen and throughout the home while preserving the brand’s identity, with an eye to the future and the environment

Le Creuset‘s heritage, with all its cast-iron products, from the iconic cocottas to grills, via frying pans to the bread cocotte, meets the needs of everyday life, especially in these challenging times when it is necessary to ‘shape’ our habits, under the banner of sustainability.

We Are Ona Pop up at the tennis Club

14 to 22 April

The travelling gourmet cooking collective, We Are Ona, present at major international art and culture events, makes a stop in Milan where it will occupy the Clay Court Club space at the Milano Bonacossa Tennis Club in Via Arimondi for a week.I

The We Are Ona pop-up, open from April 14 to 22, was designed by Luca Pronzato, founder of the fine dining platform, with architect and designer Cristina Celestino, creator of Attico Design.

The historic Bonacossa Tennis Club, founded in 1893 and designed by Giovanni Muzio, is revisited by Italian designer Cristina Celestino and for the Fuorisalone is transformed into “Clay Court Club”

 The menu for the Design Week, created by French chef Marine Hervouet includes wine pairings for the occasion by Iris Godec and Pronzato himself, with 5-course lunch service (€77.27 per person),and 8-course dinner, (€113 per person) for up to 44 guests. (reservation required

📍Via Giuseppe Arimondi 15

from 14/04/2023 Monday to Sunday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Isola District

Gin Garden Monkey 47

Monkey 47, Main Sponsor of Isola Design District, from April 18 to 23 in the shadow of Bosco Verticale will create a “Gin Garten” in Milan, as is now the trend in Germany, with urban cocktail bars built in the midst of greenery, oases of nature and mixology relaxation amid the chaos of the city.

The Mixology Calendar

It will all revolve around Imbiss, the typical German kiosk, where every night (7 to 11 p.m.) the Monkey 47 team will be shaking with some of the city’s best bartenders:

  • Tuesday, 18 -the BOB
  • Wednesday 19 – Doping Club
  • Thursday 20 – La Santeria gets behind the bar to pass shakers to
  • Friday 21 – Horto
  • Saturday 22 – the Botanical Club’s signature cocktails
  • and closes with The Spirit of Milan on Sunday the 23rd

The Food Hub, a world taste experience
Chef in Camicia

Present again this year, Chef in Camicia and its main sponsors are bringing a series of tastings, cooking shows and DJ sets to the Milan Design Week 2023 edition from April 20 to 23 in the spaces of Rua restaurant in the heart of the Isola district, Piazza Archinto.

Chef in Camicia is the Italian media company specialized on the world of food & beverage. They will be present with Kikkoman® Maille® and Tyrrells and will give life from April 20 to 23 to a tasting and entertainment space named “The Food Hub, a world taste experience,” with the aim of conveying important messages related to travel and the encounter with taste and food, through a food match between different cultures that always generates new opportunities for discovery. read more