In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Denmark
There are restaurants, there are world-famous restaurants and then there is Noma, a phenomenon located in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. Over the past six years, it was named the best restaurant in the world 5 times. What happened that one time it wasn’t first? Well, it came in second.
It is the world’s most famous restaurant and one that determines what other top restaurants in the world are doing. The man behind Noma’s success is René Redzepi who attracts chefs from all over the world, all of them vying for his attention and one of the spots in Noma’s kitchen. It is both a matter of prestige and an investment in one’s future. After working in his kitchen, all other culinary doors open for you.
Eating at Noma is more than just eating out or even eating at the world’s best restaurant. It is an experience that changes lives, or at least that is what those fortunate enough to get a reservation there say afterwards. It is not a cheap experience, mind you. The tasting menu for one will set you back $300, plus additional $185 for the wine. And trust us; you will want to indulge in the wines as well. Considering to what lengths they go to find wines to go with their food, the price is actually not that steep.
The said tasting menu consists of 20 dishes, each of which will absolutely blow your mind. Noma offers an interpretation of Scandinavian food which is often baffling when we are talking ingredients (always fresh and local) but which hits the spot every single time. Every single time. It is simply an out-of-this-world experience and if you know you are travelling to Copenhagen early enough, try and get a reservation. When we say early enough, we are talking months.