I’m Not a Fashionista but I Do Love Caviar
I’m not a fashionista. On occasions I wish I were, but ultimately I have to admit that I’m not.
What I am however is a person who has lived in Milan on and off for about 5 years. Anyone who has spent any extended period of time in Milan knows why it is the disputed fashion capital of the world. This city revolves around fashion. Fashion permeates almost all other industries and sectors here. Not to mention all of the seemingly innately fashionable people that live here.
With the women’s fashion week quickly approaching, it sort of makes sense that I haphazardly ended up at this oh so chic Milan fashion party.
A few days ago a fashion photographer and friend invited us over for dinner. Yesterday, he also asked if we would join him at party thrown by Tatler Russia in the breathtakingly beautiful Casa del Manzoni, before heading over to his house for dinner. As we waited outside via Morone 1 for the man with the invite, I couldn’t help but ask myself “Now why are we here?”
Casa del Manzoni is breathtaking. (Yes, I did say that before, but it really is.) It was especially so last night. The floral designer who looked after the event did a great job highlighting the historic beauty of the building using candles and floral arrangements filled with shades of red and tints of gold.
Since this is a blog primarily about food, I should mention that the hors d’oeuvres were delicious: mini pancakes served with smoked salmon, squared saffron arancini, cucumbers topped with salmon roe etc. I wanted to take a few photographs of the staff with their black trays filled with little packages of yumminess, but that would not have been socially acceptable.
But even with the good food and wine, and the great people watching, the best part of the event was when we left. The parting gift was 40 grams of Russian Sturgeon Caviar! (To each guest!)
I’m still not entirely sure why in the world we were there but I’m sure glad we went.