Winter 2024 will be their final season.
Noma, based in Copenhagen, is set to close at the end of 2024 despite being one of the best restaurants in the world. They are a Michelin 3-star restaurant, earning their stars for having exceptional cuisine and for their creativity. The Michelin website describes them as such:
"This elegant yet relaxed waterside restaurant offers a unique experience, from the greenhouses at the entrance to the ingredients on the plate. The test kitchen is one of the most advanced in the world and offers a tasting menu of creative, complex dishes with vivid natural flavours."
The service is said to be "professional" but "informal" in order to put "guests at ease". Noma also has a green star for their gastronomy and sustainability. According to The Irish Times, "Noma has been named the world’s best restaurant a record five times, winning in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2021."
Rather than close entirely, the Copenhagen restaurant will become a food laboratory instead. In a conversation with The New York Times, Noma founder and chef René Redzepi said that they will instead develop dishes for Noma Projects and use the dining space for the occasional pop-up.
Noma said this of their pending closure:
"To continue being noma, we must change. Therefore, dear guests and friends, we have some exciting news to share. Winter 2024 will be the last season of noma as we know it. We are beginning a new chapter; noma 3.0. Click the link in bio to learn more about the future of noma. We hope you’ll join us on this new journey."
Luckily anyone who has had trying Noma on their bucket list still has plenty of time to do so; they're sticking around until Winter 2024. However, as the Michelin site suggests, booking well in advance is key, so start making those plans to head to Denmark as soon as possible.
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