Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a contemporary Italian dinner for two at Milan (up to a $116 value). The dinner includes:
- One small plate, flatbread, bruschetta, or salad (up to a $16 value)
- Two entrees (up to an $88 value)
- One dessert (up to a $12 value)
Milan's executive chef, Stephen Carey, blends traditional Italian recipes with modern techniques and flavors to forge a menu of fresh-grilled steaks, handmade pastas, and Italian-inspired sushi. Patrons start with a small plate, such as the lobster mac 'n' cheese, a decadent mini dish of chiocciole pasta, smoked gouda béchamel, and white-truffle essence festooned with nuggets of lobster like a birthday card from Poseidon. A cruciferous salad marches an innovative parade of quail egg, fire-roasted chicken, and marinated anchovies across a crisp veggie street. In the kitchen, chefs roll out pastas, including the shrimp-and-lobster-clad linguine Peppa, and meatier fare such as the 12-ounce new york strip with Maine lobster mashed potatoes appeases mega-appetites and desires to break in a new bib. A sweet whispering from the dessert menu beckons diners to seal the meal's deal with the moist chocolate-fudge cake slathered in hazelnut butter and crème anglaise.
Milan's three levels and 12,000 square feet fill with jovial chatter fueled by inventive eats and high fashion, and an opulent white dining area lets patrons bask in futuristic style without sneaking into an astronaut's nest. Though alcohol is not included with today's Groupon, diners peruse a cocktail menu composed of fashion-designer-inspired martinis such as the Versace, a delicate blend of Grand Marnier Chambord and cranberry juice, finished off with a sugary rim. Milan's fashion-centric ethos means that a dress code is enforced.
Milan's chef blends traditional Italian recipes with creative flair when grilling marinated rib-eye steaks and hand-rolling fresh pastas. Grilled swordfish, spinach pasta, filet mignon, and a braised lamb take separate spotlights on dinner plates, guarded by sidekicks such as butternut squash and roasted fingerling potatoes. Sunday-brunch spreads treat taste buds to gourmet entrees such as lump-crab omelets and belgian waffles with cannoli filling, plus mimosas mixed with only the tears of overjoyed oranges.
Milan's three levels and 12,000 square feet fill with jovial chatter, and an opulent white dining area lets patrons bask in futuristic style without sneaking into an astronaut's nest. The restaurant maintains a fashion-centric ethos, meaning proper dining attire is required.