Last year (2010) More than 800 food critics, chefs and restaurateurs voted on the best restaurant in the world as part of the ninth annual S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. This year Noma has been voted the best restaurant in the world for the second year running.
The Danish establishment hit the headlines last year when it deposed the famed elBulli from the top spot on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The Spanish restaurant had held the title for four years. ElBulli was not included this year because it is closing in July.
Noma is located in North Atlantic House, a cultural center located in Copenhagen’s Greenlandic Trading Square . For over 200 years the square served as the center of trade between Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland — in short, trade that plied the waters of the North Atlantic. The word Noma is a conflation of the words Nordic and mad (food) and, according to Chef Redzepi, his ambition is to create dishes that have this sense of Place, the North Atlantic.
At NOMA, there are no waiters but only Chefs. One of the particularity is that the Chef who cooked the dish is serving you. It means that during all our 20 courses, we met with 20 different talented and passionate chef who explained us everything about “their” dish especially made for “you”.