Osteria Francesca na, Modena, Italy
Voted as the Word’s Best Restaurant this year by a panel of almost 1,000 gastronomic experts, a dining experience at Osteria Francescana is reason enough to jump on board a long-haul flight to Italy. Head chef Massimo Bottura uses his creativity, passion and fine culinary skills to reinvent traditional Italian food. Signature dishes include the renowned Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano featuring parmesan of five ages and textures as well as his subversive, deconstructed Oops I’ve dropped the lemon tart dessert (pictured). The restaurant itself has three elegant dining rooms decorated with contemporary artworks.
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