I usually don’t blog about something I haven’t experienced, but I saw the outside of the building!☺
It is located in Copenhagen, Denmark along the canal, in a renovated warehouse. The restaurant occupies the bottom and second floor of the warehouse. Curb appeal is not its’ forte. But, if you have been named “World’s Best Restaurant” three years in a row, including 2012, you don’t need curb appeal. The contest is organized by Restaurant magazine and sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna,.
Their special ingredients for the dishes they create are gathered by hand from the beaches, and woods of Denmark. In fact they have people who are suppliers whose job is to comb the woods and fields and beaches for the ingredients.
When you dine there, you choose at least 20 starter size dishes, per person. There is also a wine menu, and a juice menu. Here is a sampling of the dishes that are served.
Fresh peas and fermented peas
Dried scallops and beech nuts
Biodynamic grains and watercress
Egg yolk and herbs
Limfjords oyster and air onion
Unripe plums and buttermilk
White and green asparagus
Pike perch and cabbages
Verbena and dill
The hen and the egg
Roasted turbot and bitter greens
Turnip and mushroom
Rhubarb and milk curd
Here is a video about Noma.
Rene’ Redzepi is the head chef and operator of the restaurant. According to review of people who have been fortunate to dine there, the service and atmosphere is supreme. One commenter said there were 45 chefs, assistants and interns to 50 diners. But never felt hovered about or hurried.
It takes 6 months to a year out to get reservations. Does anyone want to meet me there in about a year?
Oh, and save your money up. The dining experience with wine will cost about $850 US for two. With the juice menu and no wine, it will cost about $700 US for two.
Almost forgot. Here is the link for reservations: http://www.noma.dk
Just added Noma Food Pictures.
Globe Trottin Granny
Update: June 11, 2012 Tried to get reservations, but could not get through until all available were gone.