Prestigious and solemn, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan is a true institution in Italy and all over the world, known and admired by theater lovers and others. A strong symbol of Milanese high society, every year the premiere of La Scala is a social event that everyone talks about and this fascinating and majestic place certainly needs no introduction.
Kings, queens and the most famous composers and conductors in Italian history, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini have passed through, here.
Today, while waiting for a show or a visit to its sumptuous interior, it is so pleasant to taste a bit of worldliness in the adjoining Il Foyer, where the quality of each course is ensured by the name of the chef: the renowned Gualtiero Marchesi.
Gualtiero Marchesi’s Il Foyer
The Foyer comes as an elegant bar, café, pastry shop, cocktail bar and restaurant for light lunches and dinners, expressly designed to guarantee the best service, especially before or after theatre shows. However, the venue can be attended at any time of the day.
The café actually opens at eight in the morning, offering either quick or rich breakfasts for those who prefer a substantial brunch, while during the day you can savour excellent pastry products, both sweet and savory, accompanied by a good coffee or a refined tea.
Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi then creates a special menu, with both imaginative and traditional proposals, such as the classic Milanese-style risotto.
Every dish is designed to amaze the palates of Scala-goers, offering them a tasty moment before or after the shows or, why not, a snack during the interval.
For those who want to enjoy coffee, cocktails, sweet or savory snacks in the open air, a large outdoor terrace overlooking the square is available, where tables and chairs designed by Colos were selected: let’s sit down!
Villa chairs and TA tables by Colos- Teatro alla Scala Il Foyer by Gualtiero Marchesi
Villa chairs and TA tables by Colos
Teatro alla Scala Il Foyer Milan, for its outdoor area, selected Villa chairs and TA tables by Colos in the dark grey shade.
The minimalist design is vaguely retro and is perfect for this historical, and at the same time contemporary venue.
The Villa chairs, designed by Jun Yasumoto, feature a classic frame: they are resistant and at the same time easy to handle and are ideal for such a large place. Equally practical and functional are the TA reclining tables, designed by Jeremiah Ferrarese. Their small round surface is excellent to offer a comfortable support point, avoiding excessive bulk and thus optimizing space at best.
So let’s order a good coffee, savoring the sun and the magic of downtown Milan.