While strolling around Italy in the quest for the real Italian food, I stopped in Modena City – the place which gave birth to Pavarotti, Ferrari and the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar 🙂

Here I had dinner in a very nice trattoria, “Il Fantino”, where Chef Mauro Calzolari cooked a few traditional dishes for me.

Il Fantino Restaurant Modena 02

I asked him to tell me the recipe of the dishes that I ate and he was so kind to give them to me.

This is, in his own words, a ten-minute recipe: chicken in balsamic cream.

Chicken in Balsamic Cream


Serves 4

4 chicken breasts

butter 40 g.

IGP balsamic vinegar

balsamic vinegar cream

15 g. of wheat flour

1 glass of white wine

salt and pepper to taste



Cut  the chicken into small pieces, roll into the flour.

Heat a non stick pan and add butter, then the chicken. Cook at high temperature for two minutes until golden.

Drop to medium heat. Add the white wine and the balsamic vinegar. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes.

Finally, add the salt, pepper, and the vinegar cream.

Il Fantino Restaurant Modena Chicken

Serve and enjoy.


  • majella.considine@gmail.com

    Reply Reply

    Hi love the sound of this dinner but could you explain what balsamic cream is and how do l prepare it .Regards Majella

    • Franco Gusto

      Reply Reply

      Hi Majella,

      Mauro said to me that he use balsamic cream that you can buy from me Here or at our stalls.
      Thank you.


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