It’s not often you visit a museum expecting a spot of fine dining alongside your viewing of the latest in cultural innovation, but Milan’s Museo delle Culture – or MUDEC – isn’t exactly your average museum. What was once an old industrial plant, in 1990 the Milan City Council bought the space and has since turned it into studios, workshops, new creative spaces, and MUDEC.
Opened in March 2015, MUDEC is the city’s first museum dedicated to culture. Designed by British architect David Chipperfield, this is a museum that oozes with style and modernity, all while celebrating different cultures around the world.
The main event, though, has to be MUDEC’s top floor restaurant. Run by the Bulleri family (of Da Giacomo restaurant fame), MUDEC Restaurant is headed up by acclaimed chef Pasquale Frigoli, who brings a creative menu inspired by the museum’s exhibits. Inside, the space is minimalism meets-art-deco-meets-1970s with a clean white colour palette offset with rich caramel shades, dark woods and brass geometric shapes.
To find out more about MUDEC Restaurant, visit its website.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of MUDEC Restaurant