The Boxes of the Tradition

Since more than 25 years Franco Cimini chef, who is a member of the Chef to Chef Association (born from the idea of the Italian chefs Igles Corelli and Massimo Bottura, with the aim to promote the regional gastronomic evolution and its confirmation at local and international levels), runs the restaurant named Antica Osteria del Mirasole located in Italy at San Giovanni in Persiceto, a small city located at the heart of Emilia-Romagna Region, between Bologna and Modena.

The success of Antica Osteria del Mirasole restaurant is represented by Cimini’s great passion for the genuine quality of the row materials and products that nature offers. Among them those coming from Caretti’s farm, prestigious self sustained local reality that is appreciated on the territory by the excellence of its cheeses, especially the Parmigiano Reggiano, as well as for its bovine and pork meats and its cured meats.

Moreover, Cimini is a lover of antique recipes of peasant traditions of Emilia-Romagna region, from which he continues to get inspiration without surrendering to the temptations of the creative cuisine by maintaining an unusual and rigorous attachment to their manual character, taste and flavours.
At the Osteria del Mirasole restaurant infact, the egg pasta is still homemade using the traditional old bronze die.

The menu dedicates a wide space to the dishes of the Bolognese tradition. In particular, there are the Tagliatelle al ragù di cortile (fresh fettuccine with an old and secret recipe of Bolognese sauce) and Tortellini alla crema di latte (Bolognese cappelletti with heavy cream sauce) and 30 months of seasoning Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. These recipes keep receiving the customer’s appreciation even though tagliatelle and tortellini are probably the most ancient and classic dishes of Bolognese cuisine.

The secret is in the Bolognese sauce recipe that involves the use of different kind of meats together with the fragrance of the tagliatelle made with fresh pasta.
The tortellino, the excellence of Emilia-Romagna region cuisine, is emphasized at the Antica Osteria del Mirasole restaurant, by the perfect balance between its stuffing and the voluptuous heavy cream sauce, produced with high quality Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

The value added of these dishes is the old traditional recipes and the chef’s ability to maintain and enhance them.
Because of the several requests received by the customers of the restaurant and of the elegant and selected catering service offered by the Osteria, the Antica Osteria del Mirasole restaurant has decided to produce in large quantities those that are the most well known and requested dishes: Tagliatelle and Tortellini.

After months of research and tests, chef Cimini has achieved to create a formula that gather in an elegant box the ingredients needed to realize at home two of his most requested dishes.

Many customers wish to have the opportunity to taste these traditional dishes in the intimacy of their own home, or to offer it to a friend, who it is not possible to invite at the Osteria.”

In this way, the gastronomic brand of “La Bolognese con Bottega” has been created consigning the secrets of Antica Osteria del Mirasole cuisine.

Besides the fresh pasta (tagliatelle and tortellini) produced with selected ingredients, and the two little pots containing the sauces, chef Cimini added another quality sign: a piece of 24/26 months of seasoning Parmigiano Reggiano from Caretti’s farm in a bigger amount in respect of the one needed for the preparation of the two portions supplied.
The box includes also a grater and a ceramic cheese bowl to remember also in other occasions, the extraordinary food experience of the gastronomic box.


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“My wish was to create a box that looks like a gift, as I have conceived it not only for a family dinner, but also as an opportunity to make a different gift, that is, to “take” the restaurant, Osteria del Mirasole to a friend’s house and recreate the same convivial atmosphere given also by the pleasure experienced while tasting my dishes”




The boxes artwork remembers the restaurant atmosphere and can be used as a corporate gift as well as an exclusive souvenir from Bologna.

Who gives “La Bolognese con Bottega” gastronomic boxes offer the traditional taste of the Emilia-Romagna region in an exclusive experience as well as the possibility to taste dishes which preparation is tied up to unique recipes.

Who receives “La Bolognese con Bottega” gift box will have the chance, beyond tasting the products contained inside, to participate to a guided tour of Caretti’s farm and its dairy factory, to assist the birth of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and also a coupon discount to enjoy a lunch or dinner at the Antica Osteria del Mirasole restaurant.
The perfect continuation of the taste experience started with the gift box!

A gift therefore, that will last in time and will make the receiver wish to purchase a second gastronomic box to broaden the incredible experience between taste and gastronomic culture of the Emilia-Romagna region.

Click here to buy our gift boxes.

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