Bulk Mixology Food & Bar (MI)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Bulk Mixology Food & Bar (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

Inside the Hotel VIU Milan, near Porta Volta, Bulk is the gourmet mixology lounge designed by chef Giancarlo Morelli, to be enjoyed from brunch to after dinner.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, interiors designed by Molteni&C with its cult pieces such as the Asterias table by Patricia Urquiola and the D 154.2 armchairs by Gio Ponti, the Hotel VIU Milan hosts a whole, wonderful world designed by Giancarlo Morelli.

Also famous for being among the first chefs to bring Peruvian culture methodologies and flavors to Europe, on the ground floor of the hotel in 2017 he opened Morelli, his research restaurant, Bulk Mixology Food & Bar, bistro and cocktail bar, and a small concept store where you can find the design objects created by the eclectic chef, primarily his signature glasses with a round and a square lens.

Two complementary spaces united by a single brigade and philosophy: to pay homage to Lombard tradition, contaminating it with techniques and flavors of poor kitchens from all over the world, starting with the Peruvian one which, after a long journey by the chef in the South American country and in Amazonia, has forever transformed his cuisine.

Bulk Mixology Food & Bar (MI) — Lombardia Secrets
Bulk Mixology Food & Bar (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

Perfumes and cocktails that inebriate with their aromatic notes and which, like the cuisine of chef Morelli, are enriched with ingredients and spices discovered around the world.

Thus, even traditional cocktails are “contaminated” by Alberto Bau, bar manager, who reinterprets the great classics with unexpected ingredients that enhance their taste. Like the Gian Tonic or Negroni del Professore, served under a bell jar full of smoke. Or, among the latest “inventions”, we find Profumo di mare, a beautiful black cocktail, based on Gin Mare, Italicus, charcoal gum arabic, lemon juice, salt velvet and blue tuille, or the Pomberry based of Vodka, lemon, Mastiha, agave, egg white, pomegranate, blueberries, shake.

On the opposite side of the bar counter, there is a spectacular open kitchen where the brigade, the same as the adjacent restaurant, prepares a menu designed for easy business lunches, dinners with friends and aperitifs to be paired with yummy tapas such as Bulk Beef Tartare, Chicharron, fried sandwiches based on pork, coriander, lime and sweet potato, or the Tacos of the Bulk with barbecue chicken, avocado, onion, coriander, chilli and yogurt.

Bulk Mixology Food & Bar (MI) — Lombardia Secrets

The offer is completed by a beautiful outdoor area, reminiscent of the mood of the Miami design villas, open from spring, perfect and evocative for both lunch and dinner (check out also the article about Morelli restaurant).

Follow the social networks of the bar to stay up to date on the many events organized by Bulk Mixology Food & Bar, such as the aperitifs with DJ sets (Wed, Fri and Sat evening) and the Saturday brunch (Sunday is open only for hotel guests).

The Secret

Opened in 2017, Bulk Mixology Food & Bar is located in the vibrant Milanese Chinatown and owes its name to the social center that once stood in its place, for years a reference point for Milanese underground culture.

Info utili

Bulk Mixology Food & Bar by Morelli 
Via Aristotile Fioravanti 4
20154 Milano
Tel. +39 02 80010918

Cocktails: 15 euro
Sandwiches and pizzas: 10 — 19 euro
Tapas: from 12 euro

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