Via Stella, 22
41121 Modena, Italy
Tel: +39 059 223912
Tues, 10/24/2017, 8:00pm reservation
Ever since watching the Netflix's Chef's Table on Osteria Francescana, I've been wanting to dine at this restaurant. The portrayal of the restaurant seemed so inviting. What lured me was the chef Mossimo Bottura, a guy who truly loves food and presented dishes that he wanted to present, even if it wasn't the norm at the time.
The space is beautiful. Upon arrival, you're greeted by the maître'D who takes your coat and leads you to your table. There are about 10 tables that I could count. It's elegant, bright, simple and consists of hand-picked art pieces. The chairs are comfortable and the menu, well-it's beautiful. You have the option of choosing a la carte or two different tasting menus. I chose the smaller one, the Festina Lente menu for €220...(although the larger one only had a €30 difference.
|An array of delicious Amuse Bouche|
|COURSE TWO: An Eel Swimming up the Po River. The eel was amazing. It was delicate, sweet, salty and cooked perfectly. It had an amazing texture and I would eat this all the time!|
|Complimentary Bread and Sticks|
|COURSE SIX: Tortellini with Cream of Parmigiano Reggiano. Modena is known for their pasta and balsamic vinegar. The pasta here was cooked al dente. It was rich and simple. I enjoyed this dish.|
|COURSE NINE: Yellow is Bello. This dessert was delicious. It was light and a good yellow in my belly! It had a crunch to it and a creaminess texture in the middle. It was a great way to end a perfect meal!|
|An additional Dessert. It was amazing. The chocolate was decadent and just what I wanted.|
Notable Dishes: Autumn in NY and the Suckling Pig