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Unusual aperitivi in Milan?

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worldmatt Jan 17, 2009 05:51 PM

I know the aperitivo subject has been much discussed in this board, but I'm about to go there with my wife (and our 6-week-old daughter) and am wondering if there have been any new developments.

Specifically, I'm looking for:

• unusual drinks/cocktails—is anyone mixing up new inventions or brilliant twists on old classics?
• unusual scenes—we know aperitivi can be very fashionista, but are there other worthy scenes: industrial, academic, punk, whatever?
• unusual food—I've read about humongous buffets and free sushi, but are any places taking a different approach to the food? Maybe other cuisines, or different preparations, or up-and-coming chefs making their names with free bar food?

Again, I know the classics have been covered in other threads, but I guess I'm looking for the outliers and experimentalists. Any suggestions?

—Matt

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