“In my future there is always more future”
On September 5th 2012 the doors to Italy’s best restaurant*, the 3 star Osteria Francescana will reopen following a month of renovation and innovation, unveiling Massimo Bottura’s two greatest passions- contemporary art and avant garde cuisine.
Both the restaurant’s interior and exterior have been entirely restructured with a new entrance crafted in collaboration with Italian luxury goods house Bottega Veneta, and lighting designer Davide Groppi. A completely new 4 meter vaulted ceiling dining room with an adjacent private dining room for 12 will join the coffered wood main dining room.
Ironic and iconic pieces from Massimo Bottura’s private contemporary art collection, including Maurizio Cattelan’s “Tourists”; three stuffed Venetian pigeons, Gavin Turk’s “bin bag” and Jonathan Borofsky’s “half a sailboat painting” will join the restaurant’s existing collection of international artworks.
More information on the new design at Osteria Francescana will follow shortly. See below for some snaps of the progress being made.
Osteria Francescana is closed for Saturday lunch and all day on Sunday. Reservations are essential.
*according to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2012