ARMANI HOTEL MILAN
Valentine's Day Special
This romantic time of the year in Milan, Armani Hotel Milan offered us an amazing get-away and Valentine's Day special...
Photos:Giacomo Ostini & Emilio Chierchia
If you know me you know that I always enjoy a night or two at my favourite hotel in Milan when I visit this amazing city. Armani Hotel Milan is known for it's luxury, elegance, location and 5-star hospitality.
I have been here many times on my own for work but this time I brought my girlfriend with me for a special occasion - Saint Valentine's day.
We were warmly welcomed by the concierge who brought us up to our room. We had the Presidential Suite for the night, located on the sixth floor with a wonderful view over the city skyline.
Our suite was absolutely amazing!
190 sqm with a private terrace, comfortable living room with a bar cabinet, dining room next to the kitchen, guest lavatory, a study room and of course an amazing bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. The lighting, TV, curtains, music, 24 hour room-service could be controlled with one touch on our Ipad's.
We were welcomed to our room with a bottle of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries (which Seyma loves so much), fresh fruit and beautiful fresh flowers from Armani Fiori.
Discover all of the carefully studied pieces found in the dedicated Armani/Fiori boutiques.
ARMANI/BAMBOO BAR - APERATIF
Short after our arrival we had a Valentines apero planned at the Bamboo Bar with another fantastic view and luxurious setting on the seventh floor. Live DJ and aperatif created by the Executive Chef Francesco Mascheroni and signature cocktails from the Capsule Collection. Personal favourite is the Ginza Tower with Ginzu, Domaine de Canton, sake, lime and fresh blackberries.
On the same floor as the bar there is also Armani/Ristorante where we had our dinner with the Valentine's Special Menu.
We started with cocktails specially made "For Him" and "For Her". Mine was the "Polvedere di Stelle" made with vodka, Saint Germain, lemon juice, syrup, ginger, raspberry and mint, served in a martini glass and completed with stardust prepared with dehydrated raspberry and a rose petal.
Seyma's cocktail was called "Profumo" made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, cocoa cream, lemon juice, simple syrup and chili pepper. Garnish dark chocolate rim crust, chili slice, Hoshizaki Ice cube, presented in an Old Fashion glass.
CRUDO DI MARE
Raw Sea Food, cress, champagne & Caviar
Langostine, tempura, wasabi, vegetables & fruits
COME UN LASAGNA
Like a lasagna, duck, curry, lemongrass
Monkfish, wakame, charcoal cabbage bernese
Veal cheek, "bagna cauda", Jerusalem artichoke
Francesco Mascheroni is Executive Chef and the mastermind behind the menu, bringing Italian culinary traditions with an international twist. He brings out the true flavours of every ingredient and creates combinations that are a big surprise as much as a big delight.