Olio Essenziale al Limone – Villa Manodori
Although best know for aromotherapy and homeopathy, essential oils are used by chef Massimo Bottura at Osteria Francescana to add pure flavor to cooked and raw foods. Villa Manodori Essenziale is a collection of 100% natural essential oils delicately blended with extra virgin olive oil produced and bottled in Italy exclusively for Villa Manodori. The harmonious blend of essential plant oils and olive oil is a superior medium for flavoring meat, fish, vegetables, greens and cheese dishes as well as for dipping. The Villa Manodori Essenziale Collection includes essential oils of black pepper, garlic, ginger, lemon, red pepper and rosemary.
The name Villa Manodori harks back to a 16th century estate located in Modena’s countryside. Great feasts of local game were often the custom at the Estensi Estate. Their renowned aceto balsamico was served as a digestive at the end of each meal. Chef Bottura takes great pride in Modenese culinary traditions and products. He has been commited over the past twelve years to restoring the Villa Manodori Acetaia to its noble past.