Bistrot Milano Duomo opens to the public on 1 May at Autogrill's new temple of Taste "Il mercato Duomo"

At “Il Mercato del Duomo”, Autogrill’s new “cathedral” of taste citizens and visitors will be able to discover the Group’s new flagship developed in collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Science (UNISG) in Pollenzo.

Bistrot Milano Duomo is a new stage of this magnificent, vertically arranged experiential path through taste that promotes Italian regional products and the revival of artisanal techniques, in line with Autogrill’s new catering approach.

The new Bistrot operates side by side with other concepts like Bar Motta, which offers quality coffee products and croissanterie in an evocative atmosphere blending traditional and modern to perfection and Terrazza Aperol, a trendsetting bar and symbol of the traditional Milanese aperitif.

On the top floor, visitors will also find Spazio, a restaurant-workshop project by Niko Romito Formazione, where young cooks from the Castel di Sangro Training School (L’Aquila) share with guests the stories, ideas and emotions generated by the invention of new dishes and their preparation. The offering is completed by a Wine Bar offering visitors a selection of Italian food & wine excellences.

“Il Mercato del Duomo” and its impressive food&wine offering are housed within a prestigious architectural project developed in collaboration with iconic architect and designer Michele De Lucchi. By respecting the building’s identity yet at the same time satisfying the complex requirements of large scale catering, Autogrill has restored to the city of Milan one of the masterpieces of its architectural heritage. The project has been further enriched by an Adam Lowe sculpture reproducing the roots of a centuries-old olive tree, a symbol rich in associations with the Group’s history and values. Combining art and architecture, this solution is a new development in the history of the Galleria and enhances its appeal and cultural resonance.