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Noma Made Me Eat Veggies (and it was worth it!)

Keri   17 Nov , 2014  

There was no way I would be visiting Copenhagen without dining in Noma.  Even if my fingers were forming blisters already,  I was going to keep refreshing the restaurant’s website til I get my reservation… and I did!  I didn’t read any reviews on the restaurant so as not to spoil my whole Noma experience and I’m glad I didn’t cause Noma blew me away completely.

Of course I had to do this. Don't judge me!

Of course I had to do this. Don’t judge me!

 

Noma is located in an industrial area of Copenhagen

Noma is located in an industrial area of Copenhagen

 

My husband and I arrived 15 minutes before our lunch reservation, we used this time to enjoy the beautiful harbor .

Gorgeous, gorgeous view from the restaurant

Gorgeous, gorgeous view from the restaurant

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When it was time to enter Noma, I was completely surprised to be greeted by the whole staff… including Réne Redzepi!!! I wanted to DIE!!! #chefcrush #anggwapo

stuttering... flabbergasted

stuttering… flabbergasted

Noma heaven. Aren't they all good-looking?

Noma heaven. Aren’t they all good-looking?

Love everything about this restaurant!

Love everything about this restaurant!

 

love the natural lighting :)

love the natural lighting 🙂

By this time, I knew this was all going to be worth our money.   I rarely get starstruck, this was one of the few times.

Since we were also here to celebrate our 13th year wedding anniversary, we included the wine pairing to our menu.  I have to admit, I’m no vegan but I was able to eat everything that was served to me.  Every time a new vegetable dish would arrive, I would try to offer it to my husband but he would say “You have to eat that, Rene would be upset!”. HAHAHAHA… and I did and it wasn’t too bad after all.  What’s amazing is how well the dishes were presented, how absolutely flawless the service was , and how beautiful the restaurant is.  (And how awesome the chef is. lol).

work place next to the dining area

work place next to the dining area

bar/lounge area

bar/lounge area

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This is what we had for lunch 🙂

chilled mixed berries

chilled mixed berries

fried moss

fried moss

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beef tartare with wood ants

beef tartare with wood ants

smoked quail eggs

smoked quail eggs

cucumber with wood ants

cucumber with wood ants

scallop fudge

scallop fudge

baked leaves with watercress

baked leaves with watercress

cod liver with carmelized milk

cod liver with carmelized milk

savory aebleskiver with pureed grasshoper

savory æbleskiver with pureed grasshopper

onion + wood ants

onion + wood ants

Squid served with brocolli sauce served in an ice bowl

Squid served with brocolli sauce served in an ice bowl

Frozen aronia with milk ice cream

Frozen aronia with milk ice cream

Butternut squash

Butternut squash

Bone marrow, Nasturtium, and cabbage leaves

Bone marrow, Nasturtium, and cabbage leaves

Flatbread with butter and rose petals

Flatbread with butter and rose petals

 

aged potatoes with cured egg

aged potatoes with cured egg

Beetroot and mixed greens

Beetroot and mixed greens

another butternut squash dish with milk

another butternut squash dish with milk

Shirmp ravioli in leaves

Shrimp ravioli in leaves

chicest way of serving bread!

chicest way of serving bread!

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Egg Liquer

Egg Liquer

Danish Snegl and coffee

Danish Snegl and coffee

and the bottles of wine …

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after the 3 hour lunch, we had coffee and pastries at their lounge area... which had great lighting too!

after the 3 hour lunch, we had coffee and pastries at their lounge area… which had great lighting too!

Then they took us on a tour around the kitchen, food lab, commissary, etc.

Noma's Food Lab/ Testing kitchen with the interns

Noma’s Food Lab/ Testing kitchen with the interns

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Noma's Food Lab on the 2nd floor

Noma’s Food Lab on the 2nd floor

They plant their own herbs at their food lab

They plant their own herbs at their food lab

Noma's commissary behind the restaurant

Noma’s commissary behind the restaurant

my kind of bar... beautiful

my kind of bar… beautiful

Noma's kitchen by the restaurant

Noma’s kitchen by the restaurant

 

Class picture with the Noma interns :)

Class picture with the Noma interns 🙂

What an experience!  Now I understand why Noma, with 2 Michelin stars, has been the no. 1 restaurant for 3 consecutive years 2010,2011,2012 and again in  2014.  I have yet to experience a restaurant with this kind of innovativeness and awesome service.

I would fly to Tokyo if only I could get a reservation at the Mandarin for Noma’s pop up resto in January.

 

Noma

Strandgade 93, 1401 Københaven K, Denmark

+4532963297

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response

  1. cvs says:

    I’d rather go to KFC!

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