Isola is the up and coming (actually already came) neighbourhood in Milan, where all the cool stuff happens and the cool people are… kinda. Sure the food scene in the area is consistent in coolness (remember my Casa Ramen review?) and Cantine Milano can certainly be added to the list of places to go.
“Cantine” means “cellars” and that already tells you what kind of stuff this place specializes on: wine. Yeah, the good old nectar of the gods, that stuff the Italians do really well. The extensive selection of wines from Cantine Milano is certainly the inspiration for a very interesting menu, not meaning that a drunk chef came up with some crazy sh*t but simply with original combinations with quite cool twists to the traditional Italian cuisine.
They change their menu regularly and we were lucky to try a couple of special dishes that should make the menu soon and from the list I surely recommend the duck (tender and juicy) and the tagliata (sliced beef) with grilled pumpkin and potatoes, which was quite a revelation. Just add a good glass of red wine (or white, or whatever…. the staff will help you anyway) to your meal and you’ll be good to go. Dessert wise I tried the hot chocolate with orange cream and it did pretty well in my mouth!