As the most un-Italian, experimental place one can imagine, Milan picked up the dinner club trend already well established in NYC, London etc. Melissa and Lele are the amazing folks regularly hosting social dinners in their design loft. Plus theatre events and concerts with aperitivo beforehand.
There are several reasons why I am one of the regulars: Where else can you go to enjoy high-class Italian food with an innovative twist, meet new people, feel at home, play table soccer, and share one big table in the living room of two designers without spending an arm and a leg? Nowhere else in Milan!
Ma’s atmosphere is absolutely unique and authentic, warm and welcoming, quirky and cool. Melissa and Lele are great hosts, taking care of every wish one might have. Being a designer myself, I especially love the design side of it: The whole loft is a well-curated, eclectic collection of design objects, put together with a great hand, just lovely. As an add-on, you can take home every object you fall in love with for a very decent price.
Now, the food. It is prepared in an open kitchen, using the freshest seasonal ingredients, and it is always super-delicious. There are several resident and guest chefs cooking while you eat the four-course meal. My favourite is Stefano Ratti, a genius of fancy, niche and surprising dishes. Italian hospitality at its best.
Make sure to register and have a quick finger booking your seat, it sells out in no time.