The Head Chef of Danish restaurant Noma, René Redzepi, has announced that when the final dishes are served in February 2017, the world famous Restaurant Noma in Copenhagen will close its doors to the public only to re-emerge in the summer of 2017 in new facilities, in a new location and with a new concept. Therefore, the Noma-spirit will live on as about one month after the closing in Copenhagen, the entire Noma-staff will move to Mexico to open a new, temporarily, outdoor restaurant in the resort town of Tulum. Here they will try their skills on interpreting the tacos á la Noma, for seven weeks and then return to Copenhagen in June. If things proceed as planned, they will open a new, ultra-modern and improved version of the restaurant, maintaing the same world-known name, Noma.
Welcome to the new Noma in Copenhagen
Redzepi wishes to create a restaurant with an 'urban farm', where he can be in ultimate control over all processes 'from farm to fork'.
- Naturally, we could just have continued in the same way as now. But I sincerely believe, that we wouldn't develop enough, Rene Redzepi said.
- With a restaurant of our calibre and concept, it makes sense to have our own farm too, Redzepi continued.
And as always, the innovative chef has wild plans; A greenhouse on the roof, cracked asphalt to be peeled away to make room for new land, and a platform on a lake on which to grow vegetables on a floating field.
Another famous Dane, Architect Bjarke Ingels, whose works include the popular Harbour Baths in Copenhagen, the internationally acclaimed Maritime Museum in Helsinore and large housing projects on Manhattan in New York, is rumoured to be the architect to turn Redzepi's dream into reality.