In Italy, Milan’s popular Brera neighborhood is usually a busy and busy place, especially around the hours when the working day ends. Then it is the perfect start to your night when you meet your family, friends and colleagues for a cozy aperitif and a few light snacks to whet your appetite. In Las Vegas, you can capture a bit of that excitement at Brera Osteria, a restaurant inspired by both Milan’s Brera neighborhood and LA Arts District counterpart Ristorante Brera.
On the terrace of the Brera Osteria you can order one of these famous aperitifs such as the classic Aperol spritz with prosecco, lemonade and olives. There are actually five different spritzers on the cocktail menu, with spirits like St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Campari, Cassis Cream and Citadelle Gin. But there are also Negronis, seasonal drinks like the Blood Orange Martini with Ketel One Citron Vodka, Cointreau, and Blood Orange – although it’s heavier than a spritz, it offers a nice boost. Plus, an Apertivo hourly menu from Friday to Sunday from 3pm to 3pm has a menu of selected small items to enhance the experience (and it’s a perfect way to prepare your appetite for dinner).
For lunch or dinner, of course, order one of these cocktails and a starter like the Fritto Misto. The dish is eye-catching, with fried calamari, clams, peppers, and mushrooms; Another visually appealing dish is the prime beef fillet carpaccio with anchovies, capers and shallots.
If you’re lucky enough to eat in a week when charred cauliflower is on the menu, order it. It’s surprisingly easy; The cauliflower is cooked to perfection and you will be chasing every piece of couscous around on your plate. Pizza and pasta are excellent choices – the homemade pasta is so good, with gnocchi with rocket pesto and reggiano cream and a classic, the cacio e pepe with pecorino, reggiano and black pepper. Pizzas taste just as good as the margherita with San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte. the Vince with mortadella, mozzarella, burrata, pistachio and orange peel.
You can also go big with a variety of starters like the branzino served with a white bean puree. Lamb chops with fregola and artichoke; and prime ribeye steak with Brussels sprouts.
And a cozy dessert and coffee make a fabulous conclusion to your meal. The warm chocolate cake is bursting with delicious chocolate sauce and refreshing ice cream, while a Meyer lemon tart offers just the right amount of sweetness without going overboard. But the tiramisu can’t really be beat – mascarpone and espresso-laden cake topped with caramel and chocolate sauce. And an amaro after dinner, a brandy or a glass of grappa will ensure that you digest everything properly.
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