Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, was recently named the world’s best restaurant for 2016.
After ranking third in 2013 and second in 2014, Osteria Francescana received the most prestigious award in global gastronomy, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The winners are determined by almost 1,000 food writers and critics, chefs, and restaurateurs from 27 regions around the world.
Here are a few photos that reveal what it’s like to dine at the best culinary institution in the world.
Homemade sourdough with Tuscan olive oil
How To Build The Perfect Tray Of Meat
Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Garlic Bread
The Italian ration pack contains a breakfast shot of 40% alcohol cordiale, a powdered cappuccino, lots of biscotti, and a disposable camping stove for heating parts of the meal, including a pasta and bean soup, canned turkey and a rice salad. Dessert is a power sport bar, canned fruit salad or a muesli chocolate bar.
The British pack is dotted with familiar brands from Kenco coffee and Typhoo tea to a mini bottle of Tabasco. The main courses include the British favourite, chicken tikka masala, and a vegetarian pasta. There’s also pork and beans for breakfast, and lots of sweets and snacks from trail mix to an apple “fruit pocket” that looks like it might not be out of place in a school lunchbox. Plus packets of Polos and, of course, plenty of teabags.
Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Loco Moco Rice Burger