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Langosteria Cafè Milano 

The Langosteria group has unveiled a new concept, Langosteria Cafè Milano, near the Duomo cathedral. ‘The decision to open a Langosteria in the center was a tribute to Milan,’’ said chief executive officer Enrico Buonocore. The group also has two other restaurants in Milan – Langosteria 10, in Via Savona, and Langosteria Bistrot, in Via Bobbio. The kitchen team is led by executive chef Domenico Soranno and in keeping with the group’s other restaurants, the menu offers salmon tartare with passion fruit, seafood plateau, king crab, and pasta with clams and shellfish. Buonocore also signed a partnership with European butcher shop Damini & Affini to offer a taste of meat. Examples include roast veal with grape sauce or cordon bleu.

Galleria del Corso, 4, 20123, Milano

Tel.: 02-76018167

Tuesday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, closed Monday

Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


IWC Schaffhausen

After openings in Rome and Venice, IWC Schaffhausen is unveiling its third boutique in Italy. Underlining the importance of the Italian market, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, known for its Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser, Portofino, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Ingenieur, has extended its retail network to Milan’s luxury shopping street, Via Montenapoleone. The new unit covers 753 square feet over two floors; the offices of the company, which dates back to 1868, are located on the third floor. The store concept blends Art Deco and classic modernism elements, such as Macassar wood, polished steel, Nero Seta marble with its unique black tone, and luxurious carpets.

Via Montenapoleone, 1, 20121, Milano

Tel.: 02-89623901

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Brilliant! The Futures of Italian Jewelry

La Triennale di Milano is presenting an exhibition called “21st Century. Design After Design,’’ that traces the history of Italian design. Within this exhibit, “Brilliant! The Futures of Italian Jewelry’’ displays more than 50 Italian jewels made by artisans and young designers that highlight art, design, fashion and new technologies. It is curated by Alba Cappellieri, director of the Jewelry Vicenza Museum and chief executive officer of the Women’s Jewelry Association in Italy. “In recent decades, jewelry lost its artistic dignity, but this exhibition restores its value in the design world,” said Cappellieri. Pieces by Giampiero Bodino, Buccellati, Pomellato and Bulgari are on display. “The greatest strength of Italian jewelry is in cultivating old-fashioned materials and skills while evolving new techniques and technologies. Italians embrace the past with the future,’’ she added.

La Triennale di Milano

Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano

Tel.: 02-724341

April 2 to Sept. 12

Tuesday, Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., closed Monday

Tickets: 15 euros, or $17 at current exchange


Clubhouse Brera 

Milan is now home to a new clubhouse that provides a space for networking. Located in the city’s central artsy Brera district, the venue opened in the former Teatro delle Erbe. The private club, designed by Laura Stecich, counts 500 members, working in sectors such as marketing, finance, design and real estate, and who can interact setting up meetings over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Foro Buonaparte, 22, 20121, Milano

Tel.: 02-9285407

Open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., closed weekends


Carsten Holler. Doubt

Pirelli Hangar Bicocca presents “Carsten Höller. Doubt,” dedicated to the work of the German artist, known in the fashion world for having created the slide in Miuccia Prada’s office. Visitors are at the center of the exhibition, which offers a multimedia sensory experience. Curated by Vicente Todolí, the exhibit unfolds along twin, parallel paths, which prompt the guest’s participation. For example, visitors walk through a dark room and are led into an entirely different space, comprising a luna park.

 Pirelli Hangar Bicocca

Via Chiese, 2, 20126 Milano

Tel.: 02-66111573

April 7 to July 31

Monday, Tuesday closed

Thursday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to midnight

Tickets: Free  

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