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"The crunchy part of the lasagna" © Callo Albanese & Sueo

Where food meets art

An innovator and restaurateur for over twenty years, Massimo Bottura has consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s most creative culinary figures. His internationally renowned three Michelin star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was named number 1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016 and for the second time in 2018.

Bottura’s kitchen walks a thin line between tradition and innovation. His dishes explore the deep roots of the Italian kitchen while making references to history, art and philosophy. Today Osteria Francescana continues to redefine Italy’s rich gastronomic heritage, ingredients and culinary traditions with the benefit of critical distance, contemporary cooking techniques, and a constant desire to ensure that the Italian kitchen evolves.

The Dalmore L'Anima with Massimo Bottura

"Searching for the right ingredients, the right things...we are both obsessed about quality. That is not just the ingredients but the quality of the ideas."

Massimo Bottura

Osteria Francescana

Refettorio Felix © Simon Owens - Red Photographics

Food for Soul

Food for Soul is a non-profit organisation founded by Massimo Bottura to empower local communities to fight against food waste through social inclusion. The organisation began with the Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milan with subsequent projects launched in Rio de Janeiro, London,Paris, as well as Modena, Bologna and Naples, in Italy.

Each project is unique and designed on the needs and the opportunities of each community, but shares the common themes of using surplus food, working with artists to create engaging dining spaces and serving dishes to vulnerable members of the local community.

Find out more about Food for Soul

The Dalmore L'Anima Aged 49 Years will be auctioned at Sotheby's from 25 April to 9 May, with all proceeds benefiting Food for Soul. Find out more about their mission to fight food waste below.

A meal is a gesture of inclusion