Nearly 1000 gastronomic experts have voted Massimo Bottura’s restaurant as the best in the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016. Osteria Francescana has taken over the No.1 spot from the Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, becoming the first Italian restaurant to be at the top of this very exclusive list.
— The World’s 50 Best (@TheWorlds50Best) 14 giugno 2016
World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 Award
During the ceremony, that took place in New York on Monday night, an excited Massimo Bottura said: “I have to thank my wife, family and my team who are watching in the restaurant. I want to thank everyone, it’s been so hard, our job is all about hard work…I think the most important ingredient for the future is culture, because culture brings knowledge and knowledge brings consciousness. I feel like I will cry.” Thanks to the remarkable work of this passionate chef, the award goes to a Country whose traditions and soul are deeply linked to cuisine.
Osteria Francescana, in the top 3 since 2012
Osteria Francescana is placed in Modena, in a quite back street. Run by chef Massimo Bottura from 1995, the restaurant gained three Michelin stars in 2006 and 2012, and was ranked No.2 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2015 and No.3 in 2013 and 2014. Osteria Francescana offers a modernist cuisine, with the possibility for the guests to choose a full a la carte menu alongside two tasting menus, Tradition in Evolution and Sensations. While the first menu celebrates the values of the classical Emilia-Romagna cuisine, the latter has a dynamic approach, looking to the traditions of this beautiful Region from a modern point of view.
Bottura, the master behind the Osteria Francescana success
Born in Modena in 1962, Massimo Bottura has always been interested in cuisine. When he was a child he loved to assist her grandmother in doing tortellini. Then he managed to transform his passion into something extraordinary, and in 1995 he opened Osteria Francescana. His new restaurant was going to be the best one in the world.