Meet the best restaurant in the world: Osteria Francescana.
The Modena restaurant has been included in the esteemed 50 Best list since 2009 and has been in the top 5 restaurants for the past 7 years including the number one restaurant in 2016 and again, this year, in 2018.
What is the World’s Best Restaurant, You Ask? This One.
Osteria Francescana considers itself ‘both fast and slow: a contemporary and traditional kitchen at the same time’. And what’s on the menu at the best restaurant in the world? Their 10 course tasting menu is comprised of ‘Aula croccante in carpione; Tribute to Normandy; Mediterranean sole; An eel swimming up the Po River; Green over brown over black – camouflage rice; From Cervia to Modena – leeks, shallots, and black truffle; The crunchy part of the lasagna; Suckling pig, tender and crunchy; Caesar Salad in bloom and Popcorn.
Massimo Bottura, chef patron of Osteria Francescana will also host the 3rd edition of the Basque World Culinary Prize award ceremony on 24th July, 2018 in his hometown of Modena. In conjunction with the ceremony, a symposium on Transforming Society Through Gastronomy will be held on the same day. Chef Bottura does work to support Parmigiano Reggiano producers in 2012 after the Emilian earthquakes as well as fight food waste and social isolation through his non-profit organization Food for Soul, founded in 2016, and the most recent opening of community kitchen Refettorio Paris this past March.
‘When I look around at the chefs at The World’s 50 Best Awards, I am inspired by the dedication and great work I see around me. The world of gastronomy is changing and I am proud to be part of that change. We are leading the way for a more ethical and sustainable world for our children and our children’s children. In our future, I see more future.’ – Massimo Bottura