18 hours in Milano. That’s what you call a whirlwind trip! After work on Thursday (sadly, Thanksgiving is not a Swiss holiday), my boss & I took the 3-ish hour train ride from Vevey to Milano. He lives in Milano, so I got local VIP treatment. At 10:15pm (late by both Swiss AND American standards), we sat down for dinner at Seven. While it wasn’t turkey & cornbread dressing, it was one of the best steaks I’ve had in a while. It was also the first time I tried beef tartare, and we ended the evening with an adorable little tiramisu. Perfecto!
Over a morning cappuccino, I was told we would go for the “best cappuccino ever” later in the day. A cappuccino so amazing that I would think it was the first one I ever really had. Talk about hype! Somehow I managed to make it through a morning of meetings and lunch. (Maybe it was the two cups of Ristretto I had before 9:30am?!) Anyway…after all of that, we made our way to Pasticceria Bastianello. While I’m no cappuccino expert, I will say that this was, in fact, the best I’ve had to date.
Not long after, I was back on the train to Vevey…well, barely. I try to buy a postcard for my nephew everywhere I visit. Surprisingly, there are very few postcards for sale in Milano Centrale (the central train terminal). I finally found one and managed to jump on my train with two minutes to spare. Never a dull moment.
Looking forward to going back to Milano for more good food, good people, and good cappuccino!