How To Entertain Like Massimo Bottura, The World's Best Chef

Nov 08, 2018 295

BY: Melissa Kravitz

At the helm of the world's currently top-rated restaurant, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is Massimo Bottura, a recognizable face and personality from Chef's Table and Aziz Ansari's Master of None. Eating at Bottura's small, highly sought after restaurant can be close to impossible, but you even without achieving a top chef status, you can still entertain dinner guests like Bottura does. Seriously, his go-to dish is foolproof. All you need is some aged Parmigiano Reggiano, straight out of Emilia-Romagna, the Italian region Bottura's restaurants are based in.

"With Parmigiano you can do everything! It is the most amazing cheese." Bottura said after leading a cooking masterclass at New York City's Eataly for the annual Identita Golose festival." His preferred parmesan is aged for (at least) twenty-four months, especially because the two-year aging time turns all the lactose into protein, making the cheese easier to digest, even if you're lactose intolerant.

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