Covid-19 has not blocked projects for new openings in Milan. Starting in June, Fusto Milano is a new pastry shop that combines technology, design and tradition, under the expert guidance of the pastry chef Gianluca Fusto and his wife Linda Massignan. Created inside a gymnasium from the 1930s on Via Amilcare Ponchielli 3, near Corso Buenos Aires, the project is the result of a dream that slowly took form in the imagination of the pastry chef during the course of his many travels in the world.
It all began to take concrete form when he entered the gymnasium on Via Ponchielli for the first time, and decided to build a place in his native city that would fully represent his style, relying on cutting-edge technology: tempering machines and appliances by Selmi, Moretti Forni, Roboqbo, Irinox for the refrigeration, Kitchen Aid with its line of professional appliances. There are also food partners of equal excellence: Valrhona for chocolate, dairy products by Elle&Vire, flour by Molino Pasini, as well as many small local suppliers.
A place of research, experimentation, training and above all production. In spite of the health crisis which precluded a formal presentation for the community, in the first days of April Gianluca Fusto had already set up a delivery service, followed by the option of take-out, ‘sweetening’ the days of the Milanese people who had to stay at home during lockdown. Sweet cakes and savory items that change every month, following the seasonal supply of ingredients and the creative flair of the chef.