Osteria Francescana is the World’s Best Restaurant, as voted for a panel of almost 1,000 gastronomic experts worldwide.
Its 53-year-old chef-owner, Massimo Bottura, has long played with Italian culinary standards – reinventing, subverting and improving.
Osteria offers an a la carte option alongside two menus, which are available online.
The famous Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano explores the region’s esteemed cheese via temperature, texture and, of course, taste. Conversely, Autumn in New York reflects the chef’s international outlook and influences (his wife, Lara, is American): pickled and preserved fall vegetables are combined with a mineral broth featuring dried mushrooms and pumpkin concentrate, with spectacular results.
Osteria Francescana is also available for online reservations.