Massimo Bottura, chef of three Michelin Star restaurant Osteria Francescana has reached new heights with the announcement that he has been awarded a maximum 20 points out of 20 in one of the most influential and prestigious Italian publications.
L’Espresso Restaurant Guide has awarded the Italian chef from Modena a perfect score in its 2016 guide to Italian restaurants. You might ask what the fuss is all about given Massimo Bottura has 3 Michelin stars and earlier this year made it to the second place in the World’s Best 50 restaurants list.
But this is the first time ever, in the history of this guide, that a chef and restaurant has been awarded maximum points.
Commenting on the announcement on Twitter, Bottura said he just wanted to thank everyone.
Meanwhile, Enrico Crippa of restaurant Piazza Duomo in Alba has also seen its score go up to 19.75, just a quarter of a point away from Osteria Francescana.
The other restaurants that had 19.5 points have retained their score. These are La Pergola in Rome (Heinz Beck), Le Calandre in Rubano (Massimiliano Alajmo) and Casadonna-Reale in Castel di Sangre (Niko Romito).
The restaurants that had 19 points have also retained their score. These are Combal.Zero in Rivoli Roinese (Davide Scabin), Uliassi di Senigallia, Villa Crespi in Orto San Guilio (Antonion Cannavacciuolo) and Vissani di Baschi.
For all the results, you can read this article on Scatti di Gusto.