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Peck Milano: Gourmet Food and Wine Emporium

Author: Posted on: September 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm

If you’re strolling along the streets of central Milan on your way to the Duomo, turn into Via Spadari. The giant slabs of meat, prosciutto and cheese wheels behind glass windows will make you turn around and stop.

Peck - Via Spadari Milan

Peck is more of a gastronomic institution than a multi-storey delicatessen dating back to 1883. Selling a range of gourmet foods that would please the most discerning gourmands, you can find an extensive range of salumeria, cheeses, oils, vinegars, as well as ready to eat food you can take home.

Peck - Via Spadari Milan

Don’t try to compare it to the likes of Harrods’ food hall in London, Lafayette Gourmet in Paris or David Jones’ food hall in Sydney. Here, the food emporium wears an elegant Italian label making the temptation high as well as the price. Expect service to be a little cold foeven if you are interested in buying. This is not the place to ask too many foodie questions as they seem to shrug off most clients, including the Milanese.

Peck - Via Spadari Milan

Go upstairs to the tea room where light food and beverages are served such as snacks, charcuterie and cheese platters, cocktails and hot drinks.

Take the stairs down one level and you’ll find the wine cellar which extends into a maze of corridors packed with an impressive range of local and international labels, including Australia’s Penfolds Grange Hermitage.

In this store, style meets food behind an icy reserve. But don’t let that put you off. Even if you’re not tempted to part with your euro, the visit will satisfy your inner gourmand.

Photography is strictly prohibited and there are signs in the shop that warn you everywhere you turn. However, I did manage to get a few hurried snaps of the shop window before I had a finger wagged at me.

Peck - Via Spadari Milan Peck - Via Spadari Milan
Peck
Via Spadari, 9
Milan 20123
Italy

Corinne

Corinne is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues.

She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List for 2013.


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7 Comments to “Peck Milano: Gourmet Food and Wine Emporium”

  1. Fouad says:

    I can’t believe the Italians are so bitchy about food! I mean, to wag their finger at you when you are trying to take a photo, the nerve! I’ve actually been turned off going now, not that that I was planning a trip or anything, nor that they need my patronage… :P

    • Gourmantic says:

      You get used to it, whether it’s the Italians or the French. It also happens here in Aus! I usually end up giving them a shrug and walking away…

  2. Krista says:

    So glad you braved the finger waving to get these shots! :-) I LOVE strolling through places like this. So inspiring. :-)

  3. I’m not sure I would want to shop in somewhere that is so unfriendly – and how can they forbid you to take photos of their windows from a public space – that’s fair game.

  4. betty johnston says:

    Vendi Canadian Club Whiskey o Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry?

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