As mentioned in my notes on THE MENU, food as invention and art has been something I’ve enjoyed observing and reading about – NOMA head Rene Redzepi’s books are excellent. I learned today that NOMA is closing down:
The Copenhagen restaurant Noma, one of the world’s top eateries, with three Michelin stars, will close at the end of 2024 to reinvent itself as a food laboratory.
“To continue being Noma, we must change … Winter 2024 will be the last season of Noma as we know it,” the restaurant’s representatives wrote in a post on Instagram.
“We are beginning a new chapter,” they said.
“In 2025, our restaurant is transforming into a giant lab, a pioneering test kitchen dedicated to the work of food innovation and the development of new flavours, one that will share the fruits of our efforts more widely than ever before.”
In doing so, Redzepi and his crew seem to be following the path of Ferran Adria’s El Bulli, which also became a food lab.
I only ever had two restaurants on my “would love to see” list. The other was Faviken. Both gone now. Ah, well.