Italy's Osteria Francescana bags the crown of world's best restaurant
New Delhi : If you are a travel buff and a foodie as well, then be sure to visit Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Chef Massimo Bottura’s modern Italian restaurant in the back streets of Modena has been designated as the best restaurant in the world. The restaurant was World’s No. 1 eating place in 2016, but stepped down to No. 2, last year. While, this year it has replaced last year’s No. 1 winner, Eleven Madison Park and regained its top position.
At Osteria Francescana you will get best of Italian hospitality and your journey for food will begin in the ironed tablecloths. The showy Bottura is known for his humorous approach to classic dishes. His creations include lasagna with crispy bits and a dessert called “Oops I Dropped the Lemon Tart.” Bottura is an art lover and his food says it all. Recently, he became well known for ‘Feed the Soul’, an international non-profit organization to feed the homeless and hungry that grew out of a community kitchen in Milan.
Bottura was overwhelmed to accept the award on stage with his wife Lara Gilmore. He said that chefs and everyone in the restaurant business must feel that they can redefine the world.
“I am going to use this spotlight to make even stronger the changes there are going to be,” said Bottura at a press conference following his win. “Feed the planet. Fight waste. Last week Henry Kissinger asked me for a selfie. It is unbelievable. We have to involve all the community of chefs … pushing the spotlight you have to make the invisible visible is extremely important.”
Besides Eleven Madison Park’s drop down, the year was special for North America. The United States had four more restaurants in the Top 100, up from nine last year. Mexico had two restaurants in the top 15; in 2017 the country’s highest entry was 20.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is organized by William Reed Business Media. It is created from the votes of more than 1,000 restaurateurs, chefs, food writers, and gastronomes.