Via Stella 22, Modena 41100, Italy
Last years position: 4 / Years on list: 4
Few chefs balance the demands of tradition and modernity as effectively as Massimo Bottura. A meal at Osteria Francescana might begin with a simple plate of local coppa ham before segueing easily into more complex plates that seek to play with or shake up the cooking of the Emilia-Romagna region. Deconstruction is a recurring theme, but the restaurant, which was awarded a third Michelin star last year, is otherwise refreshingly informal and low-key.
“Tradition and modernity collide in Emilia- Romagna”
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