Three International Talents Who Made It in Milan

Considered by many a very conservative city, Milan is becoming more and more international thanks to the creativity, diverse background and business acumen of individuals from across the globe who found a home under the Duomo cathedral. From food to flower design and architecture, here are the stories of three personalities who built names for themselves in Milan.

 

CLAUDIO LIU

When Claudio Liu opened his first restaurant, called Iyo, in 2007, he was only 23.

For those familiar with Milan’s food scene, Iyo offers the city’s best Japanese cuisine, a supremacy that got an official stamp in 2014 when the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star.

“It has been such a surprise, we were definitely not looking for that achievement. It took a while to digest it,” said Liu, now 38. Born in China to Chinese parents, he was raised close to Reggio Emilia and in 2003 moved with the

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I Drank The Rock’s Tequila And Boozy Slushies At The New Taste Of Epcot International Food And Wine Festival

Photo credit: Megan duBois
Photo credit: Megan duBois

From Delish

One of the main reasons I go to Disney, like many of you, is for the food—and the best of it can always be found at Epcot (hello, beautiful pastries in the France pavilion!). Trust me: I’m a theme park journalist.

Fall is usually when the park comes alive with its Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which is a must-do for a lot of people, including me. But this year’s festival got an overhaul, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic—and I reserved my spot the first day it opened to see how the new Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival would play out (and tell you, of course).

The first thing I should note? This is the longest Epcot festival ever. It started July 15 and doesn’t have a specific end date; Disney has only said that it will

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