Denmark's Noma regains crown as world's best restaurant

Denmark's Noma regains crown as world's best restaurant
On April 28th, Danish restaurant Noma was crowned the world's best restaurant, pipping last year's Spanish winner to reclaim the increasingly influential title it held for three straight years that guarantees a waiting list for diners.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Noma's chef-owner Rene Redzepi, 36, with his new Nordic cuisine, knocked Spain's El Celler De Can Roca into second place at the award ceremony in London's attended by influential chefs and food writers from around the globe.

Noma in Copenhagen won the top award for three years from 2010 until 2012, with its menu boasting original dishes such as sea urchin toast, beef tartar and ants, and pear and kale.

- Redzepi's meticulous attention to detail, innovative approach to foraging and experimentation with fermentation – all driven by passion and a relentless curiosity - has once again brought his restaurant to the pinnacle, the organisers said.

Already, Noma holds two stars in the Guide Michelin. In fact, Copenhagen won 17 Michelin stars for 15 of its restaurants in Guide Michelin's latest ’Main Cities of Europe’ 2014 edition, and now everyone's eyes are on the high potential for a Nordic guide focusing on Denmark and its Nordic neighbours in 2015.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants list organised by Britain's Restaurant magazine and sponsored by mineral water company S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna was only launched in 2002 but is rivalling the culinary stars awarded by the Michelin guides.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, owned by Restaurant magazine publisher William Reed Business Media, is just one list a year compiled by about 900 key leaders in the restaurant industry but its awards are now coveted in the industry.

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