Noma – one of the world’s best restaurants

noma
You’ve probably heard the name, noma, blending the words 'Nordic' and 'mad' (which means 'food' in Danish). But managing to eat there is another matter entirely! Getting a table at the World’s Best Restaurant 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 (third best in 2015 and coming in fifth in 2016) is not so easy. But for those who book ahead, you’re in for an extraordinary culinary experience.

noma: a harbour hideaway

Hidden away in an 18th century harbour warehouse in Copenhagen, noma boasts two Michelin stars. Superchef René Redzepi runs the noma kitchen, drawing on experience at some of the best restaurants around the world. But noma is not about fusion food, it’s a New Nordic kitchen.

René Redzepi

René Redzepi is now one of Denmark's most famous people. He is the ultimate superchef, juggling the demands of running one of the world's best restaurants with TV and print appearances, book writing and ground-breaking New Nordic food exploration. 

The René Redzepi effect

In 2012, Time Magazine named René Redzepi as one of the World's 100 Most Influential People, not just for putting Denmark on the world's gastronomic map, but also because his passion for promoting food innovation is influencing a whole new generation of chefs around the world.

The noma menu

You’ll find Scandinavian delicacies like Icelandic seaweed, Faroese deep-sea fish, Greenlandic musk ox and sorrel from Danish forests on your plate at noma. The chefs do all their own curing, smoking and pickling and are at the forefront of new techniques to combine and prepare ingredients in innovative ways. Tempted? Better go and get booking then!

New noma from 2017

For those who may not already have heard the news, noma will close as of January 2017. René Redzepi will instead venture into opening it as an urban farm near Christiania. 

Further reading

Read more about Food in Denmark.

Experience New Nordic Cuisine in Copenhagen. 

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