Osteria Francescana – The Best Restaurant In The World Fuelled By Artwork
Osteria Frescescana is considered the best restaurant in the world. It was established in 1995 by Massimo Bottura, a passionate art collector with a world-class collection of contemporary art. The dishes he creates at his Italian Michelin-star restaurant are fuelled by the artwork he has collected over the years, turning his plates into veritable works of art themselves.
Massimo Bottura may be a big personality with high-profile international projects, but this modern restaurant remains a small and discreet restaurant in the relatively modest Italian town of Modena. It also happens to deliver one of the very finest dining experiences in the world, combining nods to tradition with fierce modernity, philosophical conceptions with old-fashioned flavor, warmth with daring.
The menu has a large range of options: Bottura weaves a range of narratives through his dishes, playing with ingredients from the surrounding Emilia-Romagna region. Courses include the now-famous Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano, which takes the diner through the region’s esteemed cheese in different temperatures, textures and tastes, as well as Adriatic Chowder. The latter takes the form of pie crust ‘pirate ship’ filled with sea snails, razor clams, blue lobster and truffle clam chowder as a representation of travel, seasonality and the local coastline.
Now Bottura is hailed, both in Italy and around the world, as the visionary who dared to rethink a fine cuisine so cherished and steeped in history. The chef used his global recognition to fund Food for Soul, a non-profit organization that opened a series of community kitchens around the world promoting social inclusion and supporting people in need through the power of a shared meal.
Open Tuesday till Saturday – Lunch and Dinner.
Closed Sunday, Monday all day.
Via Stella, 22
41121 Modena MO
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