Massimo Bottura
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Modena, in Italy’s north, is home to a little dining house called 'Osteria Francescana'. Placed in the top five restaurants in the world, under the world’s number 1 chef, Massimo Bottura (pictured above), this osteria has come first in 2016 and second in 2017, all the while earning its third Michelin Star. 2018 was another landmark year that saw Osteria Francescana awarded the best eatery on the planet.

Massimo Bottura, opened the restaurant ten years ago after returning to his birthplace. Modena, in Emilia Romagna, has long been renowned as a food Mecca of such in Italy producing the world’s finest balsamic vinegars, aged Prosciutto and Parmigiano Cheese, as well as specialty pasta dishes such as Tortellini in Brodo.


Image courtesy of Osteria Francescana

Exclusively, only a twelve table venue in the centre of Modena, Bottura incorporates modern techniques while staying true to Italian tradition, projecting creativity in his dishes.

In 2016, Massimo launched the first “refettorio” at the Rio Olympics. He turned surplus food into nourishing meals for Brazil’s hungry. He has since extended this reinvented soup kitchen, Food for Soul, on the road to London and Paris.

As one of the world’s most respected chefs, Bottura goes from one spectrum to the other by forming a close relationship with Maserti and the people at Gucci by recently opening an all-day restaurant in the Gucci Garden, at the fashion house’s museum in Florence.

About to hit Australian shores in August, Massimo Bottura will be live on stage showcasing his love for food and projecting his passion for creating more than just a dish. His visit is an event not to be missed if you are a lover of food.

Interested in a food & wine tour of Modena?

Vita Italian Tours share in the love for food by offering the ‘Culinary Delights of Bologna & Tuscany’. This small group tour showcases Italy’s rich cultural and culinary heritage visiting the central regions of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. There is of course a special visit and lunch in Modena.

Unfortunately, a meal at the award-winning Osteria Francescana, is not apart of the tour but we indulge in fantastic local Italian food and regional wines at famous traditional trattorie. Find out more here

If an indipendent or self drive itinerary to Modena and the region of Emilia Romagna is more your style, contact us today for a quote. With over 15 years of expertise in travel to Italy our accredited travel agency Pronto Travel can create a travel package to suit your needs and budget.

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