Donations to Food For Soul will enter you into a competition, with Bottura welcoming the winner to his boutique Modena guesthouse for an overnight stay. The winner will receive a tour of Bottura’s art collection and join the chef in his kitchen to learn how to make tortellini. They will enjoy a specially curated nine-course dining experience at the estate of signature dishes from Bottura’s world-famous restaurant Osteria Francescana, the former number one on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
As if that wasn’t enough, the winner will also have the use of a Ferrari to explore the stunning countryside of Emilia-Romagna, plus a tour of the balsamic vinegar museum, the Ferrari museum and lunch at Bottura’s soon-to-be-open Cavallinio restaurant at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello.
Food For Soul is a non-profit organisation founded by Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore in 2015, to improve the sustainability, health and equity of the food system and food security for all. The organisation has set up cultural projects called Refettorios, which primarily turn surplus food into nutritious meals for those in need. The entire funds raised by this experience will benefit the Charities Aid Foundation America.
To enter for a chance to win you can donate HERE with amounts of $10, $25, $50 and $100, which all enter you into a draw for the prize. The competition closes on 11 June, with the winner to be announced around 30 June. The trip will be organised for a time in which it will be safe to travel.
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