Via Cardinale Ascanio Sforza 77, Milan, 20141
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Expert review of Sadler
Sadler’s has been one of the great restaurant names in Milan for some years, proud holder of two Michelin stars. Perhaps it was a mark that the area around the Naviglio Grande canal had finally arrived when, in 2007, chef Claudio Sadler picked up his knives and moved to a new location where he could run two restaurants side by side. He now has a single kitchen serving the formal evening-only Sadler and Chic ’n’ Quick – which does what it says on the tin.
In spite of the name, Claudio Sadler is Italian. His food, however, borrows freely from around the world and is international haute cuisine rather than being rooted in any one tradition. The menu changes with the season, with dishes such as ‘interpretation of raw fish – Italian sashimi’ or baked duck with sweet grapes, persimmons, cocoa, carrot sauce and goose-liver escalope.
Sadler has four separate dining areas offering smaller more intimate spaces, the mix of pale beige and dark wood offering a strong, modern masculine feel to the decor.
A great blend of the expert and informal. You are quite likely to meet the great man himself, or one of the many up and coming stars of Italian cuisine who pass through the kitchens hoping that some of his magic might rub off.
The restaurant is a little off the beaten track, in the Navigli district to the south of the city centre, but it's worth making the effort to get there.
Sadler's has a Grand Menu of the Day, heftily priced at 130 euros for four courses. At the time of my visit, it was celebrating the white truffle. The food is almost as good and infinitely cheaper at Chic ’n’ Quick next door.
Sadler has a private dining room overlooking the kitchen for between six to twelve guests, available as an exclusive booking.
More information on Sadler:
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Restaurant
- Fusion, International, Modern
- Via Cardinale Ascanio Sforza 77, Milan, 20141
- 02 5810 4451 (Sadler); 02 8950 3222 (Chic'n Quick)
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Sadler: Mon–Sat 7.30–11 pm,; Chic 'n' Quick Tues–Sat 12.30–2pm, 7.30–11pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential