Italy’s Most Famous 3-Star Michelin Restaurant to Open Pop-Up at Sotheby’s in London

Osteria Francescana, recently named the world’s second-best restaurant, has announced a pop-up later this month
Staff Writer

Osteria Francescano

Osteria Francescana’s head chef Massimo Bottura is known as the “Jimi Hendrix of Italian cuisine.”

Osteria Francescana, one of the most sought-after dinner reservations in Modena, Italy’s fine-dining scene; winner of multiple accolades, including three Michelin stars; and the No. 2 restaurant in the world according to S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking, is coming to London. Chef Massimo Bottura will bring his innovative and artistic cuisine to the contemporary art galleries of London’s Sotheby’s for a brief pop-up on June 27, 28, and 29. Tickets are available for £250 per person (approximately $383 USD).

Lucky guests who manage to score a reservation at the pop-up will be treated to a seven-course dinner featuring such modern art-inspired dishes as “Beautiful Psychedelic Spin-Painted Veal, Not Flame Grilled” (a beef filet, first marinated in milk, and then served with tricolor sauces purposefully spun like one of Damien Hirst’s spin-paintings), “Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart” (which pays homage to Ai Weiwei’s radical work “Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn”), and “Camouflage: Hare in the Woods” (which visually references Pablo Picasso).

Last May, Sotheby’s brought the world-renowned Noma to New York City for a one-evening pop-up.

The temporary restaurant will be decorated with the work of contemporary artists, many of whom have influenced chef Bottura’s culinary career. Interested guests will be able to make reservations at

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