Chef Massimo Bottura has launched a new meal delivery service through his Franceschetta 58 restaurant in Modena.
Bottura and the head chef of Franceschetta 58, Francesco Vincenzi, have created DIY meal kits available on MyMenu, which allow diners to assemble some of the most famous dishes from the restaurant’s menu.
Diners can order the famous Emilia Burger which is made using a beef and cotechino patty, a balsamic mayonnaise, green sauce and 24-month aged parmesan. The restaurant’s stuffed rabbit is also available with potato cream, Marsala sauce and savoy cabbage, a dish that's ready to eat in ten minutes.
Much of the hard work has been done for diners who, following easy instructions, can construct the meals themselves. The longest prep time is for the calamarata with smoked clams and parsley, which takes just 15 minutes.
The delivery arrives with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the food, and Vincenzi has also been posting instructional videos for anyone who wants to follow along.
The top dish costs around 15-16 euros and meals are available for delivery in Modena every day for dinner. The team will also deliver kits to Milan with the next available spots opening on May 10th with expected delivery on May 15th.
With Bottura already taking steps to connect more home cooks with food through his Kitchen Quarantine cooking show, the logical next step is to provide people with the ammunition required to cook amazing, restaurant-standard dishes at home.
Expect more chefs to follow. Grant Achatz has been focusing heavily on delivery since day one of the lockdowns in Chicago. The chef even recently offered up a special meal-at-home kit to celebrate Alinea's 15th Anniversary.