Lara Gilmore hosts Casa Maria Luigia
When Lara Gilmore told me she and her husband Massimo Bottura were opening a B&B, I knew it was going to be amazing. Massimo is the world’s chef extraordinaire, and together with Lara, they are a dynamic duo with a preternatural instincts for art, design and hospitality. They funneled their energy andn love into Casa Maria Luigia, a luxury bed-and-breakfast in the Modena countryside.
What is it about Casa Maria Luigia that keeps me coming back? (I stayed there five times). I sat down with Lara to talk about what it takes to make a home away from home.
In This Episode
[01:15] Casa Maria Luigia, Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore’s country B&B
[02:46] Flashback: When Lara met Massimo and the birth of Osteria Francescana
[07:33] Creating Casa Maria Luigia
[09:27] The Ingredients of Casa Maria Luigia
[10:32] Living with Contemporary Arte
[16:02] Organic Gardening and Community Kitch
[23:44] Massimo’s Music Collection
[29:12] Merenda Estiva- the Emilia-Romagna breakfast
[33:05] Francescana at Maria Luigia – the dining experience
[42:17] ML is more than just a name. . .
[45:20] Biking Modena and Emilia Romagna