By now you probably know all about Noma, the wildly successful restaurant in Copenhagen, which just topped the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for a third consecutive year. Noma’ s chef Rene Redzepi’s mind-boggling New Nordic cooking – think smoked, pickled then cured reindeer served with toasted rye bread with chicken skin, smoked cheese and fava bean cream – has washed over the world’s top kitchens and launched a serious culinary revolution.
Naturally, such accolades make securing reservations at Noma, set on a moody quayside in a warehouse that previously stored dead whales, close to mission impossible. Rumor has it that on the 6th day of every month, the third month out opens up for reservations online and by phone.
Can’t wait until 2015 to savor the sea-buckthorn leather in pickled rose hip? Try your luck in London. Starting July 28 through August 6, Redzepi moves his team to the British capital for “A Taste of Noma” pop-up at Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair. The hotel’s ballroom will serve as the designated space for this epic development. This pairing does not come as a surprise considering that the 5-star property is renowned for the mélange of classic and cutting edge. After all, it is home to Gordon Ramsay’s namesake restaurant. With its glamorous Art Deco heritage and timeless elegance, and now with world’s most wanted pop up on premises, an incentive at Claridge’s a takes on a whole new meaning.
For the 10 days in London, the five course menu will set you back $320. That is, of course, if you can get the reservations.