Turn your next dinner into a Michelin-level gourmet meal with black pepper-infused essential oil from Villa Manodori. Created by chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena has been ranked the best in the world, this oil showcases his genius with flavor. It’s made by blending extra virgin Italian olive oil with the essential oil of black pepper, distilled using a special process that took years to perfect in order to capture the flavor in its purest form. Fragrant and spicy, this is an amazing finishing oil and a wonderful tool for building layers of flavor as you cook.
In the 16th century, Villa Manodori was a gracious country estate outside Modena in the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna, the spiritual home of balsamic vinegar. Great feasts of local game were held here, and the estate’s own aceto balsamico was served as a digestive tonic at the end of each meal. Born and raised in Modena, chef Massimo Bottura has always taken pride in his home’s culinary traditions. Since establishing Osteria Francescana in 1995, he has become a global ambassador for Italian food, spreading his love of northern Italian cuisine around the world. In restoring Villa Manodori to its noble past, he has expanded his ability to share the flavors of Modena with food lovers everywhere.