Noma, a gastronomic paradise in Copenhagen, has just been named the best restaurant in the world by San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best, compiled by Restaurants magazine.It’s the third year the restaurant has taken the top spot, solidifying the reputation of executive chef René Redzepi as the king of Nordic cuisine.
One thing is for sure: a meal at Noma is completely out of the ordinary. Guests are treated to a parade of small plates, most of which bear very little resemblance to recognisable food. The tasting menu costs $267, and the wine pairing is an additional $170. But by all accounts, it’s worth the money.
Jose Moran Moya, a foodie who takes gorgeous photos of his meals for his blog Spanish Hipster, was lucky enough to eat at Noma earlier this year. He shared pictures of his Noma feast with us.
The first appetizer was actually hidden in the table arrangement. It consisted of malt flatbread and juniper.
The Hen and the Egg is one of Noma's specialties. It's simply quail eggs, pickled and smoked and served in a whimsical container.
To eat the radish, soil and grass, diners must actually pluck the radish out of malt soil and dip it into a creamy sauce.
The sea urchin and cream with dill and cucumber was visually pleasing, but not one of Moya's favourites.
This dish, pickled vegetables and bone marrow with browned butter and parsley, was a favourite of the night.
First up: Gammel Dansk, a bitter local liquor, served with cucumber, white chocolate, and celery. It was another favourite.
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