This unspoiled corner of the old “Gatum Solium”, just outside the south gate of Milan, realm of fields and frogs was inhabited for the first time in the thirteenth century by monks and underwent considerable changes over time. In the thirteenth century the building, already in its present form, was occupied by the Spaniards, who used it as a police station and later it became the home of the “campè”, the guardian who overlooked the waters of the rice fields.
Probably the name, Al Garghet, comes from the rice fields. In ancient Milanese dialect it meant “the croaking of frogs.” In our century, the old police station was turned into a furnace and then in a dance hall outside the city walls.
Today the Garghet recovered a bit of its ancient magic: history has given this place a unique atmosphere, and we mix it every day in our natural dishes, which are cooked according to the Lombard tradition, rich with many French, Austrian and Spanish influences.
All of our pasta, vegetable soups and desserts are homemade, using only natural ingredients.
Otherwise we purchase products from our trusted suppliers.
Quality menu written in the Milanese dialect (with a translation!) that varies with the seasons but that still has some classic dishes, such as:
– the fried dumpling with hot raw ham from the Piacenza area
– fried vegetables (aubergines, courgettes and fried breaded mozzarella cheese)
– lard with homemade liver patè
– tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli pastas with seasonal sauces
– “Orecchia di elefante” (elephant ears) and other high quality meat dishes
A careful thought shall be devoted to all those who do not eat meat with a rich choice of vegetarian options. Everything is accompanied by a list of classic wines and soft piano music.
Each dinner begins and ends “in the cellar”; the wine selection is a fact that conditions your dinner choices. Emanuela, architect of the alchemy of her dishes, will certainly recommend the most appropriate choices to pair with dinner.
A BOTANICAL GARDEN