Noma – the world’s best restaurant 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014

You’ve probably heard the name, noma, blending the words Nordic and mad (food). But managing to eat there is another matter entirely! Getting a table at the World’s Best Restaurant 2014, as voted by renowned Restaurant Magazine, is not so easy. But for those who book ahead, you’re in for an extraordinary culinary experience.

A harbor warehouse

In the true spirit of the simplistic Nordic Design tradition, the noma restaurant is located in an 18th century harbor warehouse in Copenhagen. noma boasts two Michelin stars and superchef René Redzepi runs the noma kitchen, constantly experimenting and pushing the limits. But noma is not about fusion food, it’s a New Nordic kitchen.

René Redzepi

René Redzepi is arguably one of the most famous people in Denmark. He is an absolute super chef, running one of the world's best restaurants and appearing on TV around the world, while pursuing book writing and ground-breaking New Nordic food exploration. 

The René Redzepi effect

Time Magazine named René Redzepi as one of the World's 100 Most Influential People in 2012. His accomplishments are not limited to putting Denmark on the world's gastronomic map, but he is also passionate about promoting food innovation which is influencing a whole new generation of chefs around the world.

The noma menu

The restaurant menu boasts Scandinavian delicacies like Icelandic seaweed, Faroese deep-sea fish, Greenlandic musk ox and sorrel from Danish forests. The restaurant do all their own curing, smoking and pickling and are at the very forefront of new cooking techniques to combine and prepare ingredients. Tempted? Better go and get a booking then!

Noma Founder to open Grand Central Food Hall

Reservations at Noma can be hard to come by, which makes this news even more welcoming. Noma Founder Claus Meyer is in the final stages of finalizing plans to open a Nordic-themed food hall in the legendary Vanderbilt Hall in The Grand Central Terminal. Plans include opening a balcony cafe, a coffee parlor and a fancy 100-seat Nordic brasserie. 

Further reading

Read more about Food in Denmark.

Experience New Nordic Cuisine in Copenhagen. 

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Get a taste of Denmark. From traditional Smørrebrød lunches to innovative New Nordic Cuisine.

Get a taste of Denmark. From traditional Smørrebrød lunches to innovative New Nordic Cuisine.