Copenhagen restaurant Noma has been named the “world’s best restaurant” by Restaurant magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. The name of the restaurant is a portmanteau of the two Danish words “nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food). Opened in 2003, the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine
The kitchen, run by executive chef René Redzepi, serves a reinvented version of Nordic cuisine with a focus on ingredients foraged from the nearby forests and shores.
The two-Michelin-starred restaurant regained the title after coming in second in last year’s restaurant ranking. Before that, it had held the crown for four years running.
One thing is for sure: a meal at Noma is completely out of the ordinary. Guests are treated to a parade of around 20 small plates, most of which bear little resemblance to recognizable food. The tasting menu costs $296 a head, and the wine pairing is an additional $185.
Below is pictures of dishes served at Noma. The menu changes all the time according to the season of the ingredients.