Massimo Bottura is a powerhouse of ideas and projects; his cerebral hyperactivity has taken him to the top spot in all world rankings of haute cuisine, without forgetting the centre of his world: the Osteria Francescana. A decidedly democratic restaurant: from the President of Singapore to an everyday guest, the waiting list is endless, and every palate is afforded the same dignity. Massimo Bottura’s kitchen is steeped in overlapping histories: his personal history and that of his generous Emilia, the very best of Italian cuisine and the lessons he learned on his numerous trips as a globe trotter; the source of inspiration for his work seems never-ending. But the storytelling does not stop with these tales and finds refined references in the art world and the food becomes an instrument that expresses extreme refinement just like the colours on an expressionist’s palette. Yet Massimo Bottura is not alone at the top of the ladder as he has a team that is really close-knit just like a real family: Davide di Fabio and Tahakiko Kondo, the two sous chefs, and the maître Beppe Palmieri who bewitches the guests with a mammoth list of wines.
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. 2 middle weeks in August. From 24 to 26 December
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