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Massimo Bottura

Modena, Italy

Restaurants

Osteria Francescana

Osteria Francescana

Modena, Italy

 

Osteria Francescana is situated in a century-old osteria in the earth of Modena, engaging in a profound exploration of Italian culinary tradition.
 

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Chef's Story

Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in Modena in 1995. An innovator and restaurateur for over twenty years, Bottura has consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s most creative culinary figures. His internationally renowned three Michelin star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was named number 1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016.

In 1986 Massimo Bottura departed on his life’s journey when he bought Trattoria del Campazzo on the outskirts of Modena. In 1994 Bottura departed for Montecarlo to work with Alain Ducasse at Louis XV. This experience proved invaluable for the chef and lead to opening Osteria Francescana a year later in his hometown of Modena. Several years later, Bottura had another life changing experience with Ferran Adria at El Bulli.

Bottura’s kitchen walks a thin line between tradition and innovation. His dishes explore the deep roots of the Italian kitchen while making references to history, art and philosophy.

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