The Milan Design Week – Fuorisalone – this year will take place between April 4 and 9. With more than a thousand events – including art installations, exhibitions, cocktail parties, market design and initiatives related to creativity – scattered throughout the city it is one of the most important happenings of the international design scene.
The high inflow of public that needs to eat between events, has been the trigger for an important series of side events dedicated to food, even better if they put together food and design.
In Ventura Centrale the area dedicated to food will see the presence of the Sea Food Mobile, a special floating kitchen to serve lunches and dinners, moored at the end of a tunnel, which will offer fish, meat and vegetarian sandwiches. The project, conceived by Andrea Carletti, is sponsored by Street Food Mobile that since 2007 has been designing and creating food trucks. The Street Food Experience is the protagonist at Giardino Ventura Lambrate, where gourmet street food – by Roncoroni, Iwai, Battisti, Cecchini and Gaspari – is offered in an international metropolitan market style.
A new entry in Fuorisalone is the super-trendy Isola district, which for the occasion has chosen the name of Isola Design District. Here, many restaurants will open their doors to installations and performances (Capra e Cavoli, for example, will host the project Tattooing Spaces by Tideo). While at Milan Design Market, in Gianni Rizzotti’s photo studio, there will be room for food; with ice cream sticks, the Ice Stone by Ilaria Forlani’s Glacè and The Room proposing a menu fool of fanciful street foods. In Via Pastrengo, instead, there will be the pop-up restaurant of the well-known Leccentrico from Salerno.
Ilona Catani Scarlett