Category Archives: Osteria Francescana

Food for Soul and Gastromotiva give life to RefettoRio during the 2016 Olympics

Together with chef Massimo Bottura, chef and founder of Gastromotiva David Hertz will create a soup kitchen in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Food for Soul will work hand to hand with Gastromotiva, a non­profit organization founded by … Continue reading

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Osteria Francescana takes No1 at World’s 50 Best Restaurants

“Cooking is not only about the quality of the ingredients but also the quality of the ideas” Massimo Bottura Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in Bottura’s hometown of Modena in 1995. From early on, the restaurant engaged in a profound … Continue reading

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The future of food is in our trash

Massimo Bottura unveils new Food for Soul organisation. On Sunday 3 April 2016, chef Bottura was one of the key speakers in the new chapter of MAD symposium. This was the first time that MAD had been held outside of … Continue reading

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What’s the dreamscape landscape for your Christmas tablescape? Massimo Bottura lifts the curtain on his… Did I escape with that scape-a-thon?

Handwritten place cards, golden cutlery, elegant linen napkins and  an artistic centrepiece overflowing with little chocolate treats… this is the tablescape that Massimo Bottura not only envisioned but brought to life alongside the team at Barneys New York in their … Continue reading

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Massimo Bottura’s Praise for Pasta

After Monday’s announcement from the WHO that processed meats such as bacon, ham and sausages are to be placed on the high-risk carcinogen blacklist, health kicks and clean-eating are certainly on the brain.  If, as it does for us, this comes … Continue reading

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The Proof is in the Eating

Not too long ago we announced on our blog that the spectacular breads from Mikael Jonsson’s Michelin-star studded Hedone bread ovens were making their way across London, finding themselves in neighbourhood bakeries like our local Bayley & Sage store in Parsons Green … Continue reading

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Osteria Francescana makes history in the L’Espresso Restaurant Guide 2016

News has just flown in from Italy that has made us very excited indeed here at Spoon HQ… One of Italy’s most prestigious and widely-read publications, L’Espresso, has announced its restaurant rankings for the L’Espresso Restaurant Guide 2016, and needless to say Massimo … Continue reading

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The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle: Where did Massimo Bottura Go?

Thursday 9 July 2015, Chef Massimo Bottura participated in The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle curated by Andréa Petrini and Alexandra Swenden: an exciting global collaboration of 37 of the world’s most acclaimed chefs who participated in an unprecedented international restaurant ‘swap’. … Continue reading

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 & more…..

“Be like a tree: grow slowly” Massimo Bottura  Osteria Francescana rises to 2nd position in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking 2015. Italy’s highest ranked restaurant for 7th consecutive year At The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards ceremony held at … Continue reading

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Osteria Francescana at Sotheby’s London

“The Jimi Hendrix of Italian Chefs”* Massimo Bottura to bring Osteria Francescana, his three-Michelin star restaurant in Modena, Italy to the Contemporary Art Galleries of Sotheby’s London 27th, 28th and 29th June 2015 “Cooking is about not only the quality … Continue reading

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