Italy Gluten free Food Tour with Niepi: Milan
Via dalla Spiga is the new name of what it used to be Out of Gluten, a well-know Italian gluten free pastry shop that is also a boutique and today the project includes a Bistró as well, situated in the very central Corso Magenta, few blocks away from the Santa Maria delle Grazie church where Leonardo painted his famous fresco « Il Cenacolo ».
This morning I am back there with Frédérique from the French magazine Niepi on the occasion of the Gluten free Food Tour that I organised for her.
The heart and soul of this project is a passionate, brilliant Italian woman, Roberta Maranzana. I had the chance to meet Roberta and I can tell you that she has energy and an optimism that are contagious. She created this project with two associates three years ago. Today she is the one that took the challenge to move it along and make it grow. I can’t but be supportive of her. Women like Roberta, open-minded and determined, are a source of inspiration for me. Besides we share the same objective: show everybody that gluten free food can be good to eat, beautiful to see, so it can be shared by everybody, people with celiac disease and people who are not.
With Frédérique, we decided to shoot the typical gluten free Italian breakfast!
Well, a typical gluten free breakfast goes with an espresso or a tea and a freshly baked croissant!
At Via dalla Spiga pastry shop we are really spoiled: pastry chef Luca Musitelli doesn’t make only a good croissant but he also specialised in a « feilleuté » with candied fruit that is yummy-licious – I think I liked it even more than the croissant – and the so called « pain aux raisins » (a roll with sultanas) is to die for! If you come here, you might want to try this one, it’s so good!!