Multifaceted, evocative, suspended between contemporary and early 20th century. It is Après-coup Bistrot, certainly not just a simple place to chat, dine, drink and have a good meal. The beating heart of Milan’s Porta Romana district houses its 300 square meters, divided into three different “merged but not confused” areas.
Different vocations of Après-coup Bistrot, united, however, by the same purpose, that of welcoming guests according to an old-fashioned style and passion in a special, intimate and cozy place. The first and largest area is the Bistro proper, where there is also a small proscenium for plays, live music, storytelling evenings, editorial presentations, and lectures on issues of culture and society.
The Bistrot’s offerings are developed in the best tradition of bistro cuisine and mixing that progresses from the great classics to the imaginative creations with literary flavor names by the bartender. The wine list is articulated through a selection of Italian and French labels with the aim of offering the production and artistry of uncommon wineries.
Everything here is a tribute to the early part of the 1900s: the chandeliers and sconces, the cutlery and sugar bowls, the porcelain services, the sofas and armchairs, the tables and chairs. Every detail consists of original furnishings and pieces ranging from the late 1800s to the early 1940s.
You can dine at a table in chippendale style or have a drink on the capitonné of a bottle green chester sofa, enjoy a play from a empire sofa or listen to a 1920s jazz concert from a Deco table de enveloped in the soft light of an early 20th-century brass and opaline abat-jour until you admire the 1920s modernist lamp and late 19th-century bedside tables that furnish the ladies’ lavatory.
The second space accessed from the Bistro is the Gallery of Contemporary Art where the creations of young and established artists are exhibited and sold, ranging from photography to painting, sculpture to installations, always with a special focus To the research and dialogue between art and society, art and thought, art and body.
The third environment is the Papillon Space, where a group of education and event planning professionals host classes, photo shoots, vintage markets, association meetings and design proposals.
Via Privata della Braida, 5 – Porta Romana – Milan