In its early days, the restaurant almost closed after conservative locals were resistant to Bottura’s daring approach to cooking.
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Now, at number 1 of the top 50 chefs in the world, Massimo Bottura is hailed as a storyteller and artist as much as a cook.
Bottura’s freedom weaves narratives through his dishes, breaking traditions and experimenting with ingredients from the local Emilia-Romagna region.
Eating at Bottura’s highly sought Osteria Francescana, right in the heart of Modena, is an unforgettable experience. Named number 1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016 and for the second time in 2018, at Osteria Francescana, Bottura cooks to invite and evoke a contemplation of history, territory, and flavour.