As a Danish-American I was excited to hear that Noma, a Danish restaurant located in Copenhagen, has been named the World’s Best Restaurant for the second year in a row by Restaurant magazine’s S.Pellegrino list of the 50 best restaurants. Noma, whose name is an acronym for the two Danish words “Nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food), is known for its innovative techniques and reinvention of Nordic cuisine under head chef Rene Redzepi.
Garnering the distinction of being the best restaurant in North America for the second year in a row was Alinea in Chicago. Only open since 2005, Alinea boasts a menu “represents one of the most radical re-imaginings of fine food by any chef in American history and has propelled Grant Achatz to chef superstardom.”
Rounding out the top ten was New York hotspot Per Se which is widely lauded for the fact that the menu has been changed every single day of the restaurant’s eight years which adds up to roughly 30,000 dishes. The ever-changing menu offers Thomas Keller’s “urban interpretation” of his French Laundry restaurant in California.
Noma is located at Strandgade 93, 1401 Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information or to make reservations call +45 3296 3297 or go to www.noma.dk.
Alinea is located at 1723 North Halsted, Chicago 60614, USA. For more information or to make reservations call 312.867.0110 or go to www.alinea-restaurant.com.
Per Se is located at 4th Floor, Time Warner Centre, 10 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, New York, 10019, USA. For more information or to make reservations call 212.823.9335 or go to www.perseny.com.