Hg2 : The Hedonist

Il Gattopardo Café

One of the coolest clubs in Milan is in a deconsecrated 19th-century church based on New York’s Avalon club, Il Gattopardo is similarly a temple to the boogie. But a brief sermon in Italian literature will illustrate where the likeness stops: Il Gattopardo was named after di Lampedusa’s novel on Sicilian aristocracy – much more the reference here.
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rnThe church structure is decorated like a sumptuous Sicilian palazzo, with a neo-classical crystal chandelier the size of a small house, and ornate cream chaises longues. In fact the whole club is pure cream, like its sister restaurant and neighbour Chatulle (see Eat).
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rnEarly aperitivo gives way to commercial pop and revival into the night, but at all times the guest list is taken as seriously as a holy writ: the management is keen to maintain the aristocratic theme. The only way in is with an advance booking – with this, Gattopardo claims to be the only club that is entirely privé. Call for your right to be a VIP.

Address
Via P della Francesca, 47,
Bullona
Telephone
+39 02 345 376 99
Price
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