Yes, it happened. I finally had dinner at Osteria Francescana in Modena. I took a photo with Massimo Bottura, I ate his most famous tortellini with cream of Parmigiano Reggiano and met the fake national guard at the entrance.
Was it worth it? Was it the best dinner of my life? Let's start from the beginning.
Souvenirs are always a topic of debate amongst tourists. How many time have you found yourself wondering through the airport, 30min before the flight, trying to find something more interesting of that trash keyring or ugly t-shirt? Me: lots of times.
Here's list of 5 original souvenirs to take home from Bologna that will make your friends gasp.
I'm so proud to show you a new gift created in collaboration with Riccardo Pagliani (who also designed Taste Bologna brand new logo). It's a map of Bologna, but a different one. Find out why and how to get it.
I first met Scaccomatto one year ago. When Rick Stein was in Bologna, he was looking not only for classic bolognese restaurants, but also new cuisine with ideas, quality ingredients and passion for great food. Mario Ferrara's restaurant in Via Broccaindosso was one of my tips and it ended up in the final show. Scaccomatto is one of my best fish restaurants in Bologna but from late spring to fall, on some lucky nights, it moves to a very special location.
After 4 years Taste Bologna is changing his look. The brand new logo, designed by my friend Riccardo Pagliani, is the first big step but there will be a lot more in the near future. I hope you can love as I do, if so let's discover how it was created.
If I say Michelin starred restaurant near Bologna your first thought goes to Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana. And you're right because the #2 restaurant in the world is a worth-a-plane place. But it's not the only Michelin star that you should check if you are in Bologna. It took some time (and money) but here are 3 very different places that have more than a star in common. They're all places you won't forget easily.