Massimiliano Alajmo was world’s youngest three-star Michelin chef. Ever since he has become with his brother Raf a restaurant entrepeneur with 10 restaurants located across Padua, Venice and Paris, in collaboration with Philippe Starck. The latest project, just opened, is Amor at 10 Corso Como in Milan.
Amor is a fast-casual restaurant that appeals to food lovers of all kinds. The menu, featuring chef Massimiliano Alajmo’s steamed pizza, which after years of research and development, has received a patent for its innovative cooking method. Once the dough has fully-leavened naturally, it’s cooked in a steam oven allowing it to develop an extremely light and airy crumb. The result is an ideal base for top-quality ingredients or toppings.
A descendant of Amo, the restaurant opened by the Alajmo family in 2016 in Venice, Amor is lively and modern with a strong identity. Philippe Starck imagined the design, highlighting Massimiliano’s steamy innovation. With creative technologies and design details, like the inventive and amusing pulley system connecting the lampshades and the display of almost 100 of playful masks on the walls, Starck has created an inviting atmosphere.
Guests can expect friendly service and an easy-to-navigate menu, available to order at the counter to dine-in or to take away. In the evening, table service creates an even more relaxed and convivial experience.
At lunch and dinner, the menu features an even larger selection of pizzas, including classics like the steamed Margherita or Massimiliano’s signature Vegan pizza, prepared with gluten-free black rice dough and topped with seasonal vegetables and mixed seeds, or an Anchovy and Chorizo pizza with stracciatella, Cantabrian sea anchovies, chorizo, fennel seeds and saffron.
For dessert, Amor offers a steamed pizza topped with pastry cream and fresh berries or caramelized hazelnuts and Crema Eccezionale, Alajmo’s signature chocolate hazelnut spreadable cream.
The Alajmo obsession with authenticity and fresh and natural products is reflected in every item, including the beverage list which features artisanal sodas and cocktails made from Massimiliano’s own recipes and a selection of beers created together with Teo Musso of the Italian craft brewery, Baladin. As in every Alajmo restaurant, the coffee comes from Laboratorio Giamaica Caffè in Verona.