In the eyes of Silvia Hofmann, a challenge can shape an opportunity. Having established herself as a successful interior designer and having raised a family in Milan, the Barcelona native was at a transformative juncture calling her back to her home city at one time in her life. Backed by strong values and bold determination, Silvia took over the culinary empire founded by her mother in 1983, the renowned and award-winning collection of restaurants, cafés, a pastry shop, and a culinary school under the name the Hofmann Group.
Name your favourite city. What are the top 5 spots here you’d recommend to your best friend when he or she’s in town?
I would name Milan, as I have some of my most unforgettable memories there. In this city, I raised my family and always felt at home. It is a city with great charm and many hidden gems. My top 5 spots would be:
Cabinet de curiosités.
Selection of antique textiles and carpets as works of art.
For a breakfast surrounded by beautiful flowers.
A very small restaurant of traditional Milanese cuisine loved by fashionistas and design industry people.
A charming spot to have amazing homemade pasta in a courtyard in Montenapoleone.