Massimo Bottura’s restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, northern Italy, has won second place on a list of the world’s 50 best restaurants, after lingering in third place for the past two years
Massimo Buttura, a truly MasterChef
In a review on the website for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Bottura is praised both for his “inventive imagination” and more classical dishes, which are described as a “joyful celebration of Emilia-Romagna”, the region where the restaurant is based.
Highlights on the menu include five ages of Parmiggiano Reggiano where the region’s famed cheese is served in different forms and textures, as well as classics like tagliatelle with hand-chopped ragu and risotto cooked with veal-jus.
Osteria Francescana, an innovative 3 stars resturant
The restaurant is praised for its “faultless service and imaginative wine programme”, directed by Beppe Palmieri. “But it’s in the kitchen, as well as in Bottura’s inventive imagination, that the real magic is produced,” according to the website. First opened 20 years ago, Bottura’s Osteria Francescana was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002, a second four years later, and a third in 2011. Bottura also won the Chef’s Choice award in 2011.
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