Euro-trippin’ Milan Parte Quattro: Ciao Milano!

After a two weeks of not posting anything, I’m trying to re-orient myself and adjust to absence. I hadn’t felt like writing the last week because I was just too angry, but I think I’m at a point where I can let my anger go a little bit.

So it’s with Cat’s memory in my thoughts that I write this entry.
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Mar 9, 1989 – Apr 22, 2013

My last full day in Milan was pure sugary indulgence. As it was Sunday, Ray and I were worried that a lot of places would be closed, but we were very wrong. We found a little cafe, that I no longer remember the name of, and bought a bunch of different pastries for breakfast/lunch.
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We ordered two pizzas, 3 different types of dessert, and a slider on the side.

For pizza we got a margherita and four cheese
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Both were delicious.

And the dessert…
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The Milanese really know how to satisfy a sweet tooth.

And you can’t forget to take coffee break too!
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Moccacino

and a cappucino
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All of this was to prepare us for a big walk around town.

We went to see Duomo, and actually went inside.

The inside also instills awe.
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The stained glass has such beautiful rich colors
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Afterwards we walked around the huge shopping plaza next to it.

The Zaras in Europe are fancy.
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In fact this lobby of the Zara was like a hotel lobby. I was waiting for the bell hops to jump out of the bushes.

And for my last dinner in Milan, we went to Il Verde.
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It was a nice homey little place. The risotto a la Milanese was a little bit too salty, but the brazino was delicious.

Of course you need to start off with some bread and charcuterie.
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Not as loud and flamboyant as the charcuterie at Il Pomodorino, but this one was also good. It had a quiet confidence.

The brazino
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The fish was tender and buttery, but look at the tomatoes! Have you ever seen such red and luscious tomatoes? They were crispy and juicy. You got a nice crunch out of them when you bit into it, but they were also sweet.

Il Verde’s version of the risotto a la Milanese
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It felt more homey, but slightly too heavy handed on the salt.

And for dessert we ordered amaretto semifreddo and tiramisu
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It was a pretty enchanting last night in Milan.

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