Casa Maria Luigia grows. Here on the left is the Acetaia Maria Luigia and in the background Al Gatto Verde, the new restaurant of the Francescana Family, chef Jessica Rosval. First service on the 20th September for dinner
Gatto verde is many things, including a trattoria in Asso (Como) and another restaurant in Agliano Terme in the Asti region or a good place in Marina di Ravenna and a fourth one in Giovinazzo near Bari. Then there is the memory of Gatto Verde in Maranello where Enzo Ferrari used to take his family to lunch on Sundays. Then... then... then there’s the Gatto Verde of Massimo Bottura, Lara Gilmore and Jessica Rosval within the perimeter of Casa Maria Luigia in the countryside south of Modena. Its beauty bewitches and precisely for this reason the Modenese has good reason to remember that ‘Gatto Verde is an important figure in the Parisian Surrealism of the 1920s.’
The heart of Gatto Verde: the kitchen entirely dedicated to grills, embers, ovens and fires
The façade of Acetaia Maria Luigia with its portico and, above, a warning dear to Massimo Bottura: When everyone speaks the same language, the poet has no more words
The painting on the wall at the end of Gatto Verde's dining room is by Mike Bidlo, an artist who plays on the truth of his art forgeries such as this Not Pollock
Welcome to Gatto Verde in the sign of Tòla Dòlza. On the left Almond and citron hummus, on the right the Ricotta di Rosola in her garden
Al Gatto Verde: Borlengo of water, porcini mushrooms and truffles
Jessica Rosval's cuddles at Gatto Verde in Modena: Pasta arsa, a pasta cooked like a risotto, fillets of shortribs, maple syrup, spicy pistachio dessert
So there’s Not a Mussel because in truth it is a work around blue crab, pork belly and apple that reminds you erroneously of squid ink.
Sky sea earth, dessert of charcoal, caviar, raspberry, rose and seawater, by Jessica Rosval who thus forces people to question and think
One of the two rooms at the back of Gatto Verde, once the centre of many gluttonous and artistic moments. Which will return
Cats can have a hundred colours and shades, from white to black via orange for example. But a green cat, as real and alive as this one in the photo by Dovas/boredpanda.com, had never been seen until December 2014 in Varna, Bulgaria. Everyone thought that this emerald green stray had been the victim of a cruel prank and was outraged. Instead he did it all by himself by going to sleep in a disused garage. There he came across some cans of fluorescent green paint abandoned by who knows who and for who knows how long. And one he spilled on himself
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