There’s no better cooking school in the world than a Neapolitan mamma. Lucia learned to be a pastry chef from her mother, Pina and now is the proud owner of Di Viole Di Liquirizia, a minuscule, little gem in the heart of Brera where every day you can find her baking fresh american and british pastry delicacies.
Scones with jam, cheesecakes with raspberries or lemon curd, colourful cupcakes (caramel and salted butter, pistachio, double chocolates, red velvet, berries, coconut: you don’t have to choose, just order the mini ones and taste them all). But what really makes me fall in love with this place are the croissants: they are served all day but it you come here for breakfast when they are just out of the oven and the puff pastry will melt in your mouth. No mistakes, there is real butter in here and only God knows how much I do love butter. Sipping a cappuccino or a Mariage Freres tea while the little street is slowly waking up, it’a a fantastic way to start your day.
Di Viole Di Liquirizia, Via Madonnina 10, Milan