Modena has a little bit of everything; its architectural treasures including the Cathedral and Piazza Grande have been classed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but the true passions of Modena are food and motors. The region is as famous for its Balsamic Vinegar and Parmigiano-Reggiano as it is for Ferraris and Maseratis.
Osteria Francescana, Modena
Now over 20 years old, Osteria Francescana has consolidated its position as one of the world’s leading restaurants, with 3* Michelin head chef Massimo Bottura leading the kitchen.
Located in the heart of medieval Modena, the restaurant offers striking modern artworks across several dining spaces. Known for his inspired twists, Bottura’s menus include a full a la carte menu or the choice of two tasting menus which experiment with local, seasonal ingredients to extraordinary effect. Try the foie gras ‘ice lolly’, ‘Oops, I dropped the Lemon Tart’ or the now iconic ‘Five ages of Parmesan’ dish. With faultless service and an imaginative wine menu to match, celebrating a special occasion here will truly be an experience to remember.
Francescana at Maria Luigia is an exciting new dining experience located in Bottura’s Italian country house. Featuring a tasting menu with signature dishes from the acclaimed restaurant in Modena, three communal tables welcome guests to experience of one of the most renowned kitchens in the world in a unique setting.
Each trip is tailor-made and many different sized groups can be accommodated, but as an example, for a special occasion, 6 passengers departing on a day trip from Luton by Citation XLS including return airport transfers from Bologna Airport and including the 12-course Sensations Menu (wine pairing available, but not included), prices will start from £2,280 per person.