Osteria Francescana, Italy

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Situated in the tranquil back-streets of Modena, Osteria Francescana is owned and run by critically acclaimed chef Massimo Bottura, who is renowned for his artistic flare along with his contemporary interpretations of traditional Italian cuisine.

Cited as one of The World’s Best 50 Restaurants by Restaurant magazine becoming the Second Best Restaurant this year, Osteria Francescana has twenty years experience in offering diners the chance to experience exquisitely crafted seasonal dishes curated by chef Massimo, which sees his own individuality is translated on to the plate.

The restaurant walls are adorned with a series of striking modern artworks across it’s several dining spaces; a further extension of the visual impact created by the food here.

As one of the world’s most celebrated chefs Massimo is widely regarded as a culinary genius, and over the years has garnered a reputation world-wide for his creativity and artistic flare. boasts a series of striking modern artworks across it’s several dining spaces.   

The tasting menu at Osteria comprises a seasonal, imaginative dishes such as Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano, which sees the region’s award-winning local cheese served in forms and textures most diners will never have experienced.

Massimo credits his Italian dishes as being a celebration of Emilia-Romagna; his home province in northern Italy where the restaurant is based, and despite a modernist approach manages to elevate the classic flavours of Northern Italy without compromising on the integrity of their origin.

Likewise, Oops! I Dropped The Lemon Tart  also features on the menu and is served dismantled on the plate, living up to it’s namesake; perfectly demonstrating the playful whimsy which channels through the menus here.