“It is the range of gestures that defines a style and the journey starts at the table”: this is how Massimo Bottura outlines his culinary philosophy, which in recent times has occupied some of the top spots in the prestigious haute cuisine world rankings, without ever forgetting his initial point of departure. An esteemed and revered figure with laudable humility and a profoundly Modenese heart, who was brought up near the kitchen table where grandmother Ancella rolled out her pastry. The Osteria Francescana placed a successful bet on bringing the best of the past into the future, through dishes that are both traditional and contemporary. The hands and ingenuity of this volitive genius, unfailingly transform his thoughts into inebriating philosophical spirits and dynamic, versicoloured menus. His dishes are painted as if they were canvases, so that his cuisine becomes expressionist art that evokes lofty spontaneous emotions. The success of this experimental shrine is also due to the exceptional human qualities of Takahiko Kondo and Davide Di Fabio in the kitchen, and Giuseppe Palmieri in the dining room and cellar, where an inestimable number of wines lie in sacred silence waiting to be poured.
Via Stella, 22 – 41121 Modena (MO)
Tel. +39 059 223912 (prenotazioni) +39 059 220286 (ufficio)
Closed Sunday and Monday
Holidays The first two weeks in January.
From 9 to 17 August. 24, 25 and 26 December
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