Ferrari inaugurates a new chapter in the Cavallino restaurant, giving new light to the historic location in Via Abetone Inferiore, opposite the entrance to the Maranello factory, thanks to the collaboration with chef Massimo Bottura and architect India Mahdavi.
A further expression of the brand’s passion and excellence, this place still preserves within its original walls the emotions, successes and memories that have marked the history of Ferrari, evoking the very origins of the company and the pioneering spirit of its founder Enzo Ferrari.
The Cavallino has been an integral symbol of the Ferrari legend since 1942. This is where Enzo Ferrari used to receive his staff, clients and close friends for lunch in the private room where he liked to watch the Grand Prix.
The contemporary reinterpretation of this space brings back to the forefront the iconicity and authenticity of a place of Maranello legend. The Cavallino embraces a vision of hospitality to offer everyone the chance to enter the Ferrari universe, to breathe in the same atmospheres and ideals that over almost 75 years have guided the founder and all those who have actively contributed to building the legend. Similarly, it offers Massimo Bottura’s vision of Italian tradition seen in a contemporary, non-nostalgic key.
Even in its new conception, the Cavallino continues to preserve and enhance the spirit and distinctive characteristics of its territory of origin. Modenesity and a sense of belonging and participation will be perceived through every room, every dish and every element of an inclusive project that reflects the perfectionism and care expressed by Ferrari and the Francescana team in comfortable and accessible hospitality.
Massimo Bottura describes the Cavallino as “a new perspective and a new way of experiencing Modenese cuisine“. At the Cavallino, tradition is the protagonist, the history and identity of the territory are revisited in a contemporary key, to enhance the best of the past in the flavours of the present and future. “It’s a good, healthy cuisine, with a story behind every dish; it’s a cuisine you can’t say no to.”
The space has been entirely renovated and redesigned by architect, designer and set designer India Mahdavi, who was invited to revitalise the identity of the place, its design, interior architecture and garden, in a balance of comfort and taste that celebrates and enhances the Italian lifestyle. In the old farmhouse, with a new red façade, India Mahdavi has played with the traditional decorative vocabulary of the Italian trattoria and all its architectural codes, drawing inspiration from the world of Ferrari, its spirit of conquest and daring, with playful elegance.