Modena Cuisine: “An eel swims up the Po” – Italian poetry and culinary art in the famous Osteria Francescana

It looks like flower power, doesn't it? © Osteria Francescana, Caption: Stefan Pribnow

Modena, Italy (Weltexpress). The Osteria Francescana is a fine dining restaurant of the chef Massimo Bottura in the middle of Modena, Italy. Modena is an old citiy on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modene in the region called Emilia-Romagna.

The Ducal Palace, the Cathedral and the Ghirlandina are famous for Modena. Facing the Piazza Grande (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Town Hall of Modena was put together in the 17th and 18th centuries from several pre-existing edifices built from 1046 as municipal offices. The Synagogue of Modena is well worth a visit and many museums like the Museum Palace or the Museum Enzo Ferrari.

Modena is also well knowned for the rich and diversified cuisine, often including meats, hams and salamis. The most famous Modenese dishes are Zampone or Cotechino modena – cotechino is leaner and less fat than Zampone.

Modena contains also Italy’s most acclaimed restaurant, Osteria Francescana, which holds three stars in the Michelin Guide since 2013. In 2018, “William Reed” named Osteria Francescana the best restaurant in the world in one of its publications, which annually selects the 50 best restaurants in the world. That is why for two or three years now it has been good manners for the international jet set and the chiceria of this world to have eaten and drunk there once.

The jet set of the rich, who are sometimes nice – at least after the second glass – is currently spoiled with a twelve-course menu for 290 euros. The right wine accompaniment is included for 190 euros.

Sure, you can also get delicacies à la carte. These include dishes such as “An eel swims up the bottom” or “This little piggy went to the market”. I liked the Parmigiano Reggiano cream with the homemade tortellini from Modena the most. For that I could hike to the Po, but only from Modena, and swim through it.

Quickly and slowly prepared dishes of modern and traditional Italian cuisine come on the table in the dining room of the Osteria Francescana and it can be like this with one visit and like that with the other. The three Michelin stars remain the same for all of the gastrosophic back and forth

Osteria Francescana

Adress: Via Stella, 22, 41121 Modena MO, Italien

Contact: Phone: +39059223912


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