Osteria Francescana

Massimo Bottura cuisine, three Michelin stars, is characterized by strong flavors, real, not distorted by strange marriages, an elaborate yet graceful cuisine, without contrasts

MASSINO BOTTURA, FROM MODENA, BORN IN 1962, IS A GREAT CHEF and owner of the Osteria Francescana, a restaurant in Modena awarded three Michelin stars, listed in second place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Award 2015. The Michelin Guide supervisors say this  about him: “A cuisine certainly with something extra: great balance, ability to innovate traditional dishes through a critical and no nostalgic approach, a lot of attention to lightness. In short, the Osteria Francescana confirms its place at the top of the Italian restoration and Bottura as a talent in the kitchen acclaimed all around the world”. Bottura is famous for having transposed the conceptual premises of contemporary art to his dishes. Among his dishes there is “Beautiful Psychedelic Spin-painted veal, not fame grilled” inspired by the Damien Hirst works: a fillet of beef marinated in milk and decorated with colorful sauces following the artist’s style. Then “Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart”, which pays tribute to “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn” the radical work of Ai Weiwei in 1995. And furthermore “Camoufage: Hare in the Woods”, a dish inspired by Pablo Picasso, who saw Cubism in the camouflage colors of a military truck.

(Osteria Francescana – Barchemagazine.com – Aprile 2016)