Dear friends, dear wine lovers.
On my blog you’ll never find a suggestion for a place or a wine I haven’t personally experienced and enjoyed in the first place. But it is also important to share our negative experiences, because with so many valuable and interesting places to go, especially in Milan, it would be stupid to choose one of those places where a posh owner (or manager, whatever..) makes you feel very unwelcome for no reason: this is the case of La Tasca, a so called wine bar in Milan.
If there is only one thing that no none can take away from me, this is the freedom in expressing my thougths, and I don’t care about the politically correct in these cases, I hope you appreciate that..
I tried to book the place for 15 people to celebrate a birthday, I was told that advanced booking was not possible, but we could try to go there and if there were enough places we could stay. Fair enough. We went there and this guy, with the place completely empty, told us that we could use only 8 chairs, the others should be standing up. Why? This is how he manages the place. Thankfully I was on the phone and a friend just dragged me away telling me me were moving into another place, but when they explained me what just happened, I really wanted to go back there and ask for some more explanations, especially because the only thing I heard going out was “Well done” from a lap dog waiter to his cocky manager, perfect example of why Italian people don’t have a good reputation sometimes..
Avoiding to discuss the stupidity of this decision from an economic point of view, I can imagine that this guy is so rich and posh that accepts only models, want to be famous people and friends in this place where you can drink some overpriced wine like hundred other places in this city. It’s a shame and I’ll neve go back there. Now that you know, you can choose to go there or avoid it, depending on what you’re looking for when you go out and choose the place for a special night or for a glass of wine with your friends.
I prefer places where you can feel comfortable and people don’t try to act as if they where better then they really are.
Dear La Tasca guy, dear loser, if you are reading this you can reply whenever you want, I am not scared.
The wine world is made of love for the grapes, respect for the nature and the people working in the fields, in the cellars and drinking a bottle of wine with their friends. If you don’t understand this basic rule, you’re a fraud. You can have all the money in the world, you could be friends with a couple of football players and some plastic soubrette, but you remain a loser.